Court Records

Fees for Filing Documents & for Services Performed

PDF Icon NOTICE: Civil/Family Division Fees Increase - Effective August 8, 2014
 


NEW CASE FILINGS

 

FEE

 

Appeal to Common Pleas Court:
- Board of Viewers Appeal
- Magisterial District Judge Appeal
- Summary Appeal
- Tax Assessment Appeal

$118.50
$118.50
$118.50
$118.50
Civil Action:
- Complaint or Praecipe for Writ of Summons
+ $11.00 per named Defendant
$144.00

Commercial Broker Lien

$81.50

Condominium Lien

$81.50

Confession of Judgment:
- DSB for Money
- Amicable Ejectment for Possession

$114.00
$114.00
Declaration of Taking $143.50
Declaratory Judgment $144.00
Equity:
- Complaint or Praecipe for Writ of Summons
$144.00

Foreign State Tax Lien

$81.50

Judgment:
- Magisterial District Judge Transcript
- Foreign Judgment
- Judgment Roll
- Transfer from Another County

$69.25
$114.00
$114.00
$144.00
Mechanics' Lien Claim $81.50
Municipal Lien $68.00
No Lien Agreement $58.00

Objection to Magisterial District Judge Decision

$118.75

Petitions:
- Election
- Miscellaneous

$93.50
$143.50

Planned Community Lien

$81.50

Praecipe for Writ of Certiorari $119.00
Reports:
- Annual Audit
- Cemetery
- Tax Collector

$87.50
$87.50
$87.50
Tax Collector Bond $81.50
Tax Lien:
- Commonwealth
- Municipal / School / County
- Federal
Sci Fa sur Tax Lien
+ $11.00 per named Defendant
$20.00
$20.00
$10.00
$109.00

SECONDARY FILINGS

 

FEE

 
Agreement to Revive $31.00
Amended Municipal Lien $35.00
Arbitration Appeal
+ $125.00 for Jury Trial Demand
$100.00
Assignment of Judgment $15.00
Discontinuance $10.00
Federal Tax Lien
- Revival or Correction
- Release
- Certificate of Discharge

$10.00
$5.00
$7.50
First Filing:
- Defendant
- Additional Defendant

$35.00
$35.00
Join Additional Defendant $25.00
Mechanics' Lien Complaint $66.50

Motion or Petition for Continuance

$20.00

Notice of Appeal to Commonwealth, Superior or Supreme Court
(An additional $73.50 is charged by the Appellate Courts and is collected by the Department of Court Records) 
$80.00
Praecipe for Issue / Jury Trial $125.00
Praecipe for Judgment:
- Arbitration Award
- Default
- Final Decree
- Non-Pros
- Order
- Verdict

$35.00
$35.00
$35.00
$35.00
$35.00
$35.00
Praecipe for Writ:
- Execution
+ Costs
- Possession
+ Costs
- Revival
- Seizure

$41.50

$41.50

$26.00
$21.50
Release / Postponement of Lien $7.50
Satisfaction of Judgment $10.00
Sci Fa sur Municipal Lien (Municipal Lien filed before June 1, 2010)

$31.50

Sci Fa sur Municipal Lien (Municipal Lien filed on or after June 1, 2010) $55.00
 Suggestion & Averment
+ $1.00 for each additional year
 $25.00

MISCELLANEOUS FILINGS

 

FEE

 
Associations and Partnerships $33.00
Certified Copy $10.00
Certificate of Cost $10.00
Deed - Sheriff or Treasurer $5.00
Fictitious Name Amendments $7.50
Financing Statements:
- Search - each Debtor Name
- Search Findings - each Financing Statement
& Assignment

$59.00
$5.00
No Lien Letter $20.00
Notary Public:

- Registration
- Signature Certification

Department of
Real Estate

$15.00
Search $25.00
Subpoena $5.00

Bond

$10.00

For the first $500.00 - the handling of money paid into court

4¢ per dollar

For money paid into court above $500.00

 1¢ per dollar

File retrieval from non-County owned facility, payable at time of order Current Rate

FAMILY DIVISION

 

FEE

 
Divorce Complaint
+ $161.00 if there is a Custody count
+ $28.50 per additional count
$174.00
Custody Complaint
- if no other filing fees have been paid
$325.00
Custody filed after Divorce Action filed $220.50
Protection from Abuse $244.00
Foreign Divorce Decree $144.00
Foreign Custody $151.50
Petition for Custody Modification $250.00
Petition for Reinstatement of Custody Complaint         $200.00
Paternity testing $144.00
First Filing - Defendant $35.00
Praecipe to Transmit Record $20.00
Additional Divorce Decree

$10.00

Petition to Resume Maiden/Prior Name

$10.00

Additional Certificate of Name Change

$10.00


Please Note: 

  • There will be a $30.00 charge for NSF checks.  PERSONAL CHECKS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • There will be no refund for overpayments of $10.00 or less.  Refunds will be made for all amounts over $10.00.
  • In cases not specifically provided for, the Director of the Department of Court Records shall make the same charge as that imposed for services of a substantially similar nature.