NOTICE OF INCREASE IN JUDICIAL COMPUTER PROJECT FEES

Acts 113 and 126 of 2014, recently passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the Governor, INCREASES the $23.50 Judicial Computer Project (JCP) Fee by amending 42 Pa.C.S. § 3733.1 and enacting 72 P.S. § 1795.1-E.  As a result, the current $23.50 JCP Fee WILL INCREASE by $12.00 to $35.50 Beginning AUGUST 9, 2014.  This means that the filing fee for all filings currently being charged the JCP Fee will increase $12.00 beginning on August 9, 2014.  A revised fee schedule will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Berks County Prothonotary's Office
Marianne R. Sutton, Prothonotary
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Mission
 
To act as legal custodian of all civil instruments filed with the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.
 
About the Office
 
The Prothonotary is the Chief Clerk and Recordkeeper for all filings related to Civil Cases. The Office is located in the County Courthouse and responsible for the filing, recording and processing of all Civil actions, Equity actions, Judgments, Federal and Local Tax Liens, City Liens, Family Court matters, Arbitrations, License Suspension Appeals, Appeals to Higher Court, Uniform Commercial Code filings, and Applications for Passports.
 
Also, we file and record all Judgments, Orders, Decrees of Court and mail notice of such entries to parties and/or counsel in each case. We issue Writs and process many other legal documents. We review pleadings filed for compliance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and Berks County Rules of Court. Filing fees are collected for services rendered and turned over to the County and State. This revenue covers all daily operating expenses of the office, virtually making it self-supporting. These revenues do not support the indirect costs such as electricity, heat, air conditioning, etc. These are fixed expenses the County would incur regardless of what office occupies our space in the county-owned building. Additionally, these expenses are not directly under the control of the Prothonotary.
 

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ALERT--Effective July 1, 2013, there will be only ​one fee for a Civil Judgment.  Click here for more details.

 

Berks County Prothonotary Honored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Prothonotaries and Clerks of Courts.  Click here for details.

Contact Information:
Address:
Berks County Prothonotary
Berks County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA  19601
Phone:
 
 Office Hours:
610-478-6970
 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Passport Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Closed: Federal Holidays, Good Friday, General Election Day and the Day After Thanksgiving
 

CLICK HERE TO READ AN IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT E-FILING IN BERKS COUNTY

 
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