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At this time, all visitors to the Prothonotary are required to make an appointment.  Please use our e-file system whenever possible or submit your filings by mail. 

For Family Court filings PLEASE CALL 215-348-6822 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

For Civil matters that cannot be e-filed, PLEASE CALL 215-348-6191 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office (satellite offices closed at this time).  PLEASE CALL 215-348-6191 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

Passport Renewal

Renewal forms are available at the Prothonotary Office in the Bucks County Courthouse and at the Government Service Centers in Levittown & Quakertown. To download an application form click here.

If you meet the following conditions then you must renew your passport by mail:

  • You can submit your most recent passport.
  • You were at least 16 years old when your most recent passport was issued.
  • You were issued your most recent passport less than 15 years ago.
  • You use the same name as on your most recent passport or have had your name changed by marriage or court order and can submit the proper documentation to reflect your name change.

Click here for current fees. Although it is not mandatory, we suggest you mail your application by certified mail.

For more information log onto www.travel.state.gov.


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

Bucks County Justice Center 
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office.