NOTICE - July 26, 2023

Unless the State of Pennsylvania budget is approved prior to August 1, 2023, the temporary surcharge portion of the Judicial Computer Project/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement/Office of Attorney General (JCP/ATJ/CJEA/OAG) fee that was authorized in Section 1795.1-E of The Fiscal Code, 72 P.S. §1795.1-E, is set to expire on August 1, 2023.  

As a result, unless reauthorized this month, this temporary surcharge of $21.25 on all cases would no longer be collected. This means instead of collecting a fee of $40.25, the correct fee would be $19.00 for all cases as of August 1st.

Should you present a check including the prior fee while the surcharge is expired, a new check will be required before the filing is processed. 

Overpayments CANNOT be accepted.

Surcharge Notice

NOTICE - Fee Changes

Fee changes are proposed for August 1, 2023 unless reauthorized prior to that date.
Proposed Fee Changes for August 1, 2023

Normal Hours of Operation

Our office is open to the public during normal business hours, M-F, 8:30AM-4:30PM. We no longer accept filings and/or copy requests requiring payment after 4:15PM. While we are open to accept filings, we encourage the mailing and e-filing of eligible documents.

Passport Services

Passport services are available by appointment only. Passport photos can be taken at our office. 

Extended Passport hours are available on Wednesdays from 4:00PM-6:00PM, by appointment only. Walk-Ins will be turned away during extended hours.

Fingerprinting for Name Change Petitions

The Sheriff’s Department requires appointments for fingerprinting for name change petitions. Please call 610-344-6984 to make an appointment.


  • E-filing Services

    E-Filing Services
  • Public Access

    ChescoPIN is a paid subscription service that provides access to docket entries. ChescoPIN may be accessed at no charge in the Prothonotary's Office or at Chester County libraries.
  • Passports

    The Prothonotary’s Office accepts applications for US Passports. View Passport information or call 610-344-6050