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Brian Munroe
Clerk of Courts

Brian Munroe, Bucks County Clerk of CourtsBrian Munroe has spent all of his adult life serving his community and continued the tradition by being elected to and be sworn in as Clerk of Courts on January 6, 2020.

After becoming a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician at age 17, Mr. Munroe at 20 enlisted in the United States Navy. He served aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt during the Bosnia-Herzegovina conflict, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Armed Forces Service Medal, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal.

Mr. Munroe pursued a career in law enforcement after his military service, becoming an officer for the Radnor Township Police Department in 2001. He attained the rank of corporal, and during his years of community policing he received commendations from Congressman Kurt Weldon and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

A severe car crash and resulting surgeries ended his police career prematurely in 2011, but Mr. Munroe maintained his commitment to public service. In 2015 he ran successfully for a seat on the Warminster Township Board of Supervisors, where he has been an advocate for open space, green redevelopment and meeting the needs of the police department.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clerk of Courts office is to provide a wide range of services to law enforcement, judicial systems, county government and the citizens of Bucks County. Employees are committed to providing courteous, efficient and professional service. This is accomplished through maintaining high ethical standards while fulfilling our constitutional and statutory duties.

Office Overview

The Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions and Oyer and Terminer has existed in Pennsylvania since the first organization of English government in colonial America. A change in the Pennsylvania Constitution consolidated all the various courts into the Court of Common Pleas with the clerk now being known as the Clerk of Courts.

The primary responsibility of the Clerk of Courts is the custodian of the criminal court records.  We also are the keeper of the juvenile delinquency and dependency court records.  All 67 Counties in Pennsylvania utilize the Common Pleas Case Management System (CPCMS) to facilitate the transfer of information and data from the Magisterial District Courts, Court of Common Pleas, and PA State Police.  The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts consistently updates CPCMS to maintain compliance with ever-changing legislation and rules. All case processing in the Clerk of Courts is recorded in CPCMS which is critical to facilitate an efficient and effective criminal justice system.

The Clerk of Courts office assesses, collects, and disburses restitution and court costs.  In 2018, we disbursed $2.2 million in restitution to crime victims and $2.2 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. We also disbursed approximately $5.1 million to the County of Bucks.

The Bucks County Clerk of Courts was the first in the state to contract with an outside collection agency in 1997. Since the inception of this initiative, we have collected over $5 million in revenue at no cost to the taxpayers.

It is important to acknowledge the decrease in criminal cases from 2017 (8,739 cases) to  2018 (7,461 cases).  This can be attributed in part, to new diversionary programs such as Community Accountability Program (CAP) and Drug Court Diversionary Program (DCDP) established by the courts, resulting in a reduction in the number of cases brought forward to the Court of Common Pleas.

We continue to maintain our tradition of quality and public service while maintaining the integrity of our criminal records.  Please email us at cocassociates@buckscounty.org if you should have any questions.

2020 Fee Bill

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