Records Maintenance and Other Services

We accept for filing many types of documents and provide other valuable services to the public. You can use our E-filing and Retrieval System to file documents and obtain records. You can also file an appeal of the decision of the Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review (BPAAR) online on the Appealing BPAAR Decision page.

Service Locations - We have many locations for our services. Find out where you need to go.


  • Accepts documents for filing:
  • Issues writs
  • Initiates execution on judgments
  • Takes bonds in civil cases:
  • Processes appeals from the minor judiciary and administrative agencies to the Court of Common Pleas and from the Court of Common Pleas to the appellate courts
  • Keeps miscellaneous records, such as the recording of notary public signatures, mechanics' liens, municipal claims and tax liens
  • Administrative control and responsibility for keeping and maintaining all official documents and records, as well as the official Seal of the Civil and Family Divisions of the Court of Common Pleas
  • Fee Schedules show the complete list of documents we accept for filing and other services we provide

Records Availability

All records maintained by the Department of Court Records, Civil/Family Division are available to the public unless they are sealed by the Court. Many of the records can be viewed using the public access terminals in our offices or over the internet via the Civil Docket Access website.

Our office became automated on January 3, 1995. Any court proceeding that was initiated after the automation date is wholly contained in the computerized docket while the docket file is available for closer inspection if needed.

Filings in cases that were established prior to, but presented for filing after, the automation date are docketed in the computer, while the earlier filed papers are maintained in the former written dockets throughout the respective offices.

Older records are still retrievable through the various Civil Docket Access Indices and written docket files maintained in the office or in the court's storage facilities.