Lori A. Ferry, Prothonotary
Office location: 1 N Main St. Mifflintown, PA 17059
Postal Address: P.O. Box 68, Mifflintown, PA 17059
EFFECTIVE May 24, 2021
ALL CDC GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED
SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED
MASK AND/OR FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED AS PER CDC GUIDELINES
APPOINTMENTS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR SEARCHERS AND PASSPORT
PLEASE CALL THE PROTHONOTARY’S OFFICE TO SCHEDULE
Filings may be made either by mail or in person. We will also accept filings in the drop box at the entrance of the Courthouse. Filings must be original in nature and signed with original signature by the filing party and must have a case caption. A fax/email is not acceptable for filing, and will not be filed for record. All filing fees are required to be paid at the time of filing.
An appointment is recommended to apply for passports. Please call the Prothonotary’s Office to schedule. We will review all needed documents for application with you at the time of the call. Passport Services has resumed processing times for routine and expedited services. However, mail delays are impacting passport processing. It is recommended that you apply at least 6 months before your planned travel. The processing times are as follows:
Routine Service: 18 weeks
Expedited Service: 12 weeks
For the latest passport information on Passport Services operations, please visit their website at travel.state.gov or you can follow at @travelgov on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
THE ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANYTIME.
Forms: Forms for Pennsylvania citizens, judiciary and law enforcement can be found at ujsportal.pacourts.us. If the form you need is not available on-line, please call our office at (717)436-7715 and check if they are available here and we will mail the forms to you.
The Prothonotary’s Office is a dual function Row Office that includes the Prothonotary and the Clerk of Courts. The Prothonotary handles Criminal, Civil and Juvenile actions. These actions are filed, docketed and indexed in this office. Civil Actions include trespass, assumpsit, equity, ejectment, mechanic’s liens, stipulation against liens, plus filing of secured transactions, insurance bond financial statements and notary registration.
The Prothonotary is elected for a four-year term of office. The next election for Prothonotary will be in 2023.
The Clerk of Courts has charge of all criminal filings, exhibits, witnesses and jurors. Administering oaths, certifying legal documents, processing passports, filing State and County reports and distributing fines and costs collected are more duties of the Clerk of Courts.