Office of Judicial Records - Civil


The Office of Judicial Records (formerly Office of the Prothonotary) is considered the clerk who keeps records and the Great Seal of the Commonwealth, issues process, enters judgment, and certifies the record. The office was created under the provisions of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The duties, responsibilities, and other provisions of the office are determined by statute.

In a society as litigious as ours, where the issues brought before our civil courts range from action in divorce to a personal injury for serious bodily harm, the need for accurate, efficient record keeping is paramount; for in the law, if it is not proper and timely filed, it does not exist. It is the goal of the Office of Judicial Records to improve through innovation and technology the art of record keeping.

Eric Feder, Deputy Court Administrator
Director, Office of Judicial Records

Office of Judicial Records - Civil
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Room 284 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday

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