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The Office of the Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts - Frequently Requested Information - Payment Options - Bail Posting - Online Forms - Expungement - Summary Appeals - Superior Court Appeals - Private Investigator License

  • Clerk of Courts will be open during regular hours with limited staff; however, appointments are necessary.
  • Please limit visitors to the one person who needs assistance (do not bring others with you).
  • Our priority will be documents related to the limited matters being handled by the court.
  • Payments should be made by mail or on-line if possible.
  • Cash payments for bail and fines/costs/restitution are discouraged.

The Clerk of Courts Office issues Private Detective Licenses

  • Initial filing fee - $54.00 ($49.00 plus $5.00 automation fee)
  • Renewal filing fee - $20.00

In addition to the filling fee, a License Fee is due upon the approval

  • Initial Individual License - $200.00
    (Issued for 2 yrs.)
  • Initial Partnerships and Corporations - $300.00
    (Issued for 2 yrs.)
  • Renewal Individual License - $300.00
    (Issued for 3 yrs.)
  • Renewal Partnerships/Corporations - $450.00
    (Issued for 3 yrs.)

Application of a Private Detective License requires the following:

  • Two complete Petitions (1 original and 1 original copy)
  • Within the Petitions please include your Social Security Number/Federal I.D. number.
  • One set of completed fingerprint cards for each individual/officer of the corporation included within the petition.
  • A second set of fingerprint cards and a check in the amount of $17.50 made payable to "Commonwealth of PA" for processing.
  • A check in the amount of $11.00 made payable to Clerk of Courts.
  • A set of photos (a set consists of 2 photos). The license and file.
  • Surety Bond in the amount of $10,000.00.
  • A Surety Bond for new applications may not be filed until the license is approved by the Court.
  • It is necessary for the Court of Common Pleas to approve the Surety Bonds before licenses are issued.

Private Detective I.D. cards are taken by the Security Department by appointment only.

Office of The Clerk of Courts
Brian Munroe, Clerk of Courts
Michael J. Paston, 1st Deputy
Christina M. Finello, Solicitor
Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215 348-6389
Fax: 267-885-1371