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Prothonotary Forms

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Social Security numbers and financial information (e.g. PINS) should not be listed.  If the identity of an account number must be established, list only the last four digits.  204 Pa. Code §§ 213.1 - 213.7.

Forms that are available for download on this website should not be considered legal advice, and are provided only for reference purposes.  To obtain legal advice and to insure the proper use of this material, you should contact a lawyer.

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Administrative Order No. 48
 Certificate of Service (instructions and form)
Civil Cover Sheet
Claim for Exemption Form
 Criminal Record/Abuse History Verification
 Complaint in Confession of Judgment Requirements
 Custody Contempt Petition 
 Custody Legal Application
Custody Modification 
 Custody Order (Agreement)
 Custody Relocation and Modification
Defendant's Answer to Complaint 
 District Justice Judgment Filing Requirements
 Family Court Pro Se Entry of Appearance 
 Filing for Divorce in Bucks County (Filing Instructions)
In Forma Pauperis Order - Civil Court
 In Forma Pauperis Order - Family Court
 Judgment Note Requirements 
License-Registration Suspension Appeal
 Mediation Attorney List
Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program
Notice of Appeal of Arbitration Award
Notice of Filing Judgment
Notice to Defend
Notice to Resume Prior Surname
Omnibus Praecipe for Hearing, Trial or Argument
 Order for Hearing (instructions and form)
 Petition for Change of Name
 Petition for Protection From Abuse
Praecipe Entry and Withdraw App. 1012(b)(2)(i)
Praecipe for Entry of Appearance
Praecipe for Judgment of Non Pros
Praecipe for Writ of Revival
Praecipe for Writ and Writ to join additional defendant(s)
Praecipe for summons
Praecipe and power of attorney for satisfaction and/or termination
Praecipe for writ of Certiorari
Praecipe for writ of execution upon a confessed upon a Confessed Judgment-Money
Praecipe for writ or possession upon a confessed judgment - real property
Praecipe for writ of possession
Praecipe for writ of execution - (Money Judgments) 
 Praecipe to Change Address/Contact Information
Retake Maiden Name Complaint Divorce
 Retake Maiden Name Final Divorce
 Rule to Show Cause (instructions and form)
Substitution of Counsel Without Leave of Court (Rule 1012(b)(2)(ii))
Subpoena to produce documents of things for discovery pursuant to rule 4009.22
Subpoena to attend and testify
Transfer of Judgment Requirements
 Vital Records Report (For Divorce/Annulment)
Waiver of Watchman
Writ of execution and/or attachment
Writ of execution notice

The Office of the Prothonotary 
Patricia L. Bachtle, Prothonotary
Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184
Hours: 8am - 4:15pm