Clerk of Courts

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The Clerk of Courts serves the Criminal Courts of Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, as well as the Juvenile Division of Family Court. It records, indexes and files all bills of information and transcripts of Municipal Court. The department's clerks also post to dockets; take bail imposed by judges; enter orders for judgments upon bail forfeitures; issue bench warrants; collect fines and cost imposed by the courts; record on bills of information or criminal transcripts the decisions of the courts; issue commitments or discharges for defendants; and, when necessary, answer numerous inquiries from prisoners, attorneys, and judges.

In serving the Juvenile Division of Family Court, the Clerk of Courts handles all matters relative to court case files, including sending subpoenas to witnesses and notifying attorneys of case dates and activities.

Office of the Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Room 310 The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
1301 Filbert Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel: (215) 683-7700
Fax: (215) 683-7713

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