Adams County Prothonotary

Adams County Prothonotary

Several Orders of Court in response to Covid-19 have been released that impact, Court. Please review the Local Rules page for more information

About Us 

Beverly Boyd, the Prothonotary, is an elected officer of the Adams County Court of Common Pleas. She is elected by the people of Adams County and Commissioned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Prothonotary’s mandates and responsibilities are derived from the Pennsylvania Statute 42 Pa. C.S.A. §2736 and §2737.

To fulfill the statutory responsibilities in as efficient, cost effective manner as possible, while focusing on providing exemplary customer service and utilizing automation to achieve both efficiencies as well as improved public access to the civil record of the court.

The office of the Prothonotary is the Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. This elected row officer has administrative control over and responsibility for all official documents and records of the Civil and Family divisions. 

The Adams County Prothonotary’s office strives to deliver dignified, respectful, efficient service to all members of the community and to accurately and properly record, maintain and preserve the court records.

Important Notices:

  • Please TURN OFF your cell phones before entering our office. 
  • Filing fees are payable by cash, checks or money orders.

Contact Us

Office Hours:
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Monday - Friday

Services

Prothonotary Information Center

Document Center

We have limited selection of forms available for public use.  If these forms do not include what you need, you may research your issue in the Adams County Law Library on the 3rd floor of the Adams County Courthouse or retain a private attorney. The office of the Prothonotary is the Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Has administrative control over and responsibility for all official documents and records of the Civil and Family divisions.

Court of Common Pleas Self Help Center

The Court, in conjunction with the Adams County Bar Association and its committees, has provided the following materials to help individuals represent themselves, pro se, in some legal proceedings. Pro se is a Latin term meaning to represent yourself in a court proceeding without the assistance of an attorney. The information in these materials is not a substitute for professional legal advice.

Programs

Passport Services

The Prothonotary of Adams County is the official acceptance agent for New Passports only. Our office does not accept applications for renewals. 

AllPaid

You will need to enter the name of the Plaintiff and Defendant as well as a case number. Civil Docket please take a moment to locate your case number.  

Filing Instructions

Upon filing of any motion or petition for disposition by the court, the filing party shall provide the Prothonotary with copies of the proposed documents.