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The Northampton County’s Prothonotary’s office is responsible for the recording and filing of civil legal papers.  Civil papers consist of:

  • Change of Name
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • District Justice Appeals
  • Driver's License Suspension Appeals
  • Federal Income Tax Liens
  • Judgments
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury


Other services performed in our office include:

  • Registration of Notary signatures
  • Passport application processing

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    No Fault Divorce (§3301 (c) - Divorce Code - Mutual Consent) paperwork and instruction packet are available in the Courthouse Law Library located on the first floor near the juror's lounge.

     Custody Action

    For new Custody Actions, not heard before either a Judge or Custody Master: Custody paperwork must be filled out at PALawHelp.  For modification or contempt, paperwork is available in the Courthouse Law Library.

    New, modification, and contempt custody paperwork needs to be filled out completely.  All custody orders must be signed in Motions Court by the Judge, prior to filing in the Prothonotary's office.  Motions Court is Monday through Friday at 9 AM in courtroom 4. You may click here to review the court calendar for schedules and closures.

     Mortgage Foreclosure

    All mortgage foreclosure filings must adhere to the Northampton County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program.  Please visit the NCCPA website for the administrative order and forms.
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