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Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.

Bucks County Prothonotary Family Court  Division Fee Schedule

Effective January 1, 2020
Printable Family Court Division Fee Schedule (.pdf)

Notice: Fee Change Effective January 1, 2020  E-File
COMPLAINT IN DIVORCE
$382.50
$382.50
COMPLAINT FOR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
258.00
258.00

WHEN INCORPORATED IN DIVORCE COMPLAINT      

87.50
87.50
GENETIC TESTING
258.00
258.00
COMPLAINT FOR CUSTODY/VISITATION   
265.75
265.75

WHEN INCORPORATED IN DIVORCE COMPLAINT 

95.25
95.25
PETITION FOR SPECIAL RELIEF 
258.50
258.50

WHEN INCORPORATED IN DIVORCE COMPLAINT

88.00
88.00
PETITION TO MODIFY CUSTODY ORDER
51.00
51.00
RETAKE MAIDEN NAME       
9.50
NA
CERTIFIED DIVORCE DECREE 
5.75
NA
SUPERIOR COURT APPEAL-PROTHY 
56.50
NA

PLUS CHECK FOR SUPERIOR COURT

90.25
NA
WITHDRAWAL OF COMPLAINT
9.50
9.50 
AFFIDAVIT OF NO APPEAL
5.75
NA
REINSTATEMENT FEE OF RETURNED CHECKS   30.00 NA
TRANSFER OF CASE TO OTHER JURISDICTION  (1-200 Pages)   50.00  NA

PER PAGE IN EXCESS OF 200 PAGES

 .25  NA
There is no filing fee for Petitions or any other filings in “Protection From Abuse” actions. (Note: When a protection order is granted other than pursuant to an agreement of the parties, a surcharge of $100.00 shall be assessed against the defendant and distributed as mandated by PFA Act 23 Pa.C.S. 6101, effective May 9, 2006.)
THE PROTHONTARY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO ENTER ANY SUIT, ACTION, ORDER OF THE COURT OR JUDGMENT THEREON OR PERFORM ANY SERVICE WHATSOEVER UNTIL THE REQUISTE FEE IS PAID.
A-ABUSE  C-CUSTODY
D-DIVORCE
 Y-ALIMONY 
E-INJUNCTION OR EQUITY  G-GENETIC TESTING Q-EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION R-COUNSEL FEES 

              



The Office of the Prothonotary 
Judith Reiss, Prothonotary
Patricia Zimmerman, First Deputy
Randall Flager, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184
Effective Immediately: No Passport Applications will be accepted until further notice. The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters are closed. For a time certain to file with the Prothonotary, please call one of the following numbers:
Family Court matters- 215.348.6822 (Family Court Operations Memo)
Civil matters- 215.348.6191

It is strongly recommended that you call ahead. Otherwise, visitors who arrive without having called ahead will wait in a queue and be seen in order, based on their time of arrival. Visitors in the queue will be asked to maintain a distance of six feet from other persons at all times.