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Welcome to the Prothonotary Office

Welcome to the Prothonotary Office

The Prothonotary is elected to serve a four year term as the legal custodian of civil documents filed with the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas. The Prothonotary’s filing duties are set by Pennsylvania statutes, the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Lawrence County Local Rules of Court.

This office maintains accurate indices, case dockets, record keeping security and provides user-friendly access to the same for the public. As a courtesy to the public, the Prothonotary also maintains a passport office which assists local citizens in obtaining passports for international travel and related matters.

Clerk of Courts

The Clerk of Courts office maintains all criminal records at the Common Pleas level.

Clerk of Orphans’ Court

The Orphan Court office handles all marriage licenses, adoption records, first and final accounts and petitions for incapacitated persons.

Links & Resources

Passport Image

Information on getting a Passport
Must apply In-Person and is by Appointment Only.

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Marriage License

Information on New Marriage Licenses
Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses

Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System

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