Home   |   About Bucks   |   Site Map     Twitter Facebook

Government

Row Officers

The Office of the Prothonotary

Main - Prothonotary Forms - Parenting Coordination - Genealogical & Historical Archives - Passports - Birth Certificates - Fee Schedule - Minor Passports - Passport Renewals - Passport Cards - Where to Apply - What to Bring - In A Hurry?

Beginning on  Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Prothonotary will resume accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office.

The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters remain closed.

Applicants that are not traveling for 10 weeks or more, that can also produce all required identification, photos and prepared forms may make an appointment by calling 215-348-6185.  Please note that we cannot accept walk-in applicants or applications for expedited passport service at this time. Please do not sign your application until asked to do so during your appointment.

To prepare and print your Passport form, before your appointment, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html

Visitors to the Justice Center must 1) Wear a mask at all times in public locations; 2) Stay at least six (6) feet away from others; and 3) follow the procedures as outlined in Emergency Order #15.

Bucks County Prothonotary Fee Bill

Effective 01/01/20
Printable Fee Schedule with e-File
Bucks County Prothonotary
Family Court Division Fee Schedule

Register to e-File

Notice: Fee Change Effective January 1, 2020

E-FILING 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SHERIFF OR TREASURERS DEED

9.50

NA

APPEAL FROM ARBITRATION

471.75

471.75

APPEAL FROM DISTRICT JUSTICE

258.25

NA

APPEAL TO APPELLANT COURT (Plus $90.25 check for Higher Court)

56.50

NA

ARBITRATION PRAECIPE

27.75

27.75

ASSIGNMENTS

9.50

9.50

BUILDING AGREEMENTS, WAIVERS OR STIPULATIONS

28.75

28.75

CERTIFICATIONS

1st Page 

 5.75  NA

Additional Pages Each 

 1.75  NA

Notary Public, District Justice, or Similar Paper 

 4.25  NA

COMMENCEMENT OF ACTION AT LAW OR EQUITY

258.50

258.50

Summons, Complaints, Amicable Actions, Sci Fa, Certiorari 

DOCKET ENTRIES (Mail-in Requests Only)

Up to 4 pages 

 1.75  NA

Asbestos 

 5.75  NA

EXCEPTIONS TO JUDICIAL SALE

In Answer to Rule to Show Cause (Use Sale Number) 

 N.C.

EXCEPTIONS TO UPSET TAX SALE

When Property Has Been Sold 

 258.00  258.00

EXECUTIONS

28.75

28.75

Writs Containing Attachments 

 29.25  29.25

EXEMPLIFICATIONS

18.75

NA

FINAL ORDER

16.75

NA

JUDGMENTS

Judgment of Decree Which is Final or Non Pros or by Default 

 21.75  21.75

District Justice Judgment 

 32.00 32.00

Notes, Bonds or Transfers From Another County or State 

 32.25 32.25

Complaint in Confession or Judgment 

 32.25  NA

LETTER OF ATTORNEY

Filing, Including Revocation 

 18.50  NA

LIENS

Municipal, Mechanics, Federal, Commonwealth or Certified Copy Incoming 

31.75  31.75

MINOR'S COMPROMISE (Started by Writ of Summons or Complaint ONLY, includes Final Order Charge)

275.25

275.25

NAME CHANGE PETITION (Includes Final Order Charge and Search and Certification of Name Change Petition)

284.25

NA

NOTARY PUBLIC SIGNATURE REGISTRATION

4.25

NA

PETITIONS

To Appoint Arbitrator, License Suspension 

 258.00  258.00

To Open or Strike Off Judgment

 248.00  248.00

To Restore Case to Active Status

 248.00

 NA

To Transfer of Structured Settlement   274.75  274.75

POUNDAGE FOR THE HANDLING OF MONEY PAID INTO COURT


Percentage of each dollar of the first $1,000.00

 03%

Percentage of each dollar of each additional $1,000 or fraction thereof

 01%

PRAECIPE UNDER B.C.R.C.P. 208.3(B) - NON-REFUNDABLE 

 20.75

 20.75

RECORDING ANY DOCUMENTS NOT PROVIDED HEREIN

9.50

NA

REINSTATEMENT FEE FOR RETURNED CHECKS

30.00

NA

REVIVALS

Adverse 

 47.75  47.75

Amicable or Suggestion on Non Payment 

 26.75  NA

SATISFACTIONS, SDE, RELEASES, WITHDRAWLS, DISMISSALS

9.50

9.50

SECURED TRANSACTIONS

All UCC documents are now filed through the State as of July 1, 2001. This includes any Amendments, Continuations, Assignments, Terminations and Releases of UCCs previously filed with the Prothonotary Office.

SUBPOENA

4.25

NA

Foreign Subpoena

 64.50

 NA

TERMINATION NOTICE (To Keep Case Active)

9.50

9.50

TRANSFER OF BUCKS COUNTY CASE TO OTHER JURISDICTION (1-200 pages)   50.00  NA
Per Page in Excess of 200 Pages   .25  NA

NOTE: The Prothonotary shall not be required to enter any suit, action, Order of Court or Judgment thereon or perform any service whatsoever until requisite fee is paid.

FOR FEES RELATED TO FAMILY COURT MATTERS (DIVORCE,CUSTODY) AND FOR INFORMATION REGARDING PROTECTION FROM ABUSE, PLEASE SEE THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS DIVISION FEE BILL







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