THE PROTHONOTARY'S OFFICE WILL RESUME THE ACCEPTANCE OF NEW PASSPORT APPLICATIONS ON MAY 1, 2014.
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:
610-478-6970
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Passport Hours:

TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED - WILL RESUME ON MAY 1, 2014

Closed: Federal Holidays, Good Friday, General Election Day and the Day After Thanksgiving
Marianne R. Sutton
Prothonotary
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