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The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office. 

At this time, all visitors to the Prothonotary are required to make an appointment.  Please use our e-file system whenever possible or submit your filings by mail.  For emergency Family Court filings and Civil matters that cannot be e-filed, PLEASE CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

The Prothonotary is now accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office. 

Visitors to the Justice Center must 1) Wear a mask at all times in public locations; 2) Stay at least six (6) feet away from others; and 3) follow the procedures as outlined in Emergency Order #15. 

The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters remain closed.

Bucks County Prothonotary Family Court  Division Fee Schedule

Effective January 1, 2020
Printable Family Court Division Fee Schedule (.pdf)

Notice: Fee Change Effective January 1, 2020  E-File
COMPLAINT IN DIVORCE
$382.50
$382.50
COMPLAINT FOR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION
258.00
258.00

WHEN INCORPORATED IN DIVORCE COMPLAINT      

87.50
87.50
GENETIC TESTING
258.00
258.00
COMPLAINT FOR CUSTODY/VISITATION   
265.75
265.75

WHEN INCORPORATED IN DIVORCE COMPLAINT 

95.25
95.25
PETITION FOR SPECIAL RELIEF 
258.50
258.50

WHEN INCORPORATED IN DIVORCE COMPLAINT

88.00
88.00
PETITION TO MODIFY CUSTODY ORDER
51.00
51.00
RETAKE MAIDEN NAME       
9.50
NA
CERTIFIED DIVORCE DECREE 
5.75
NA
SUPERIOR COURT APPEAL-PROTHY 
56.50
NA

PLUS CHECK FOR SUPERIOR COURT

90.25
NA
WITHDRAWAL OF COMPLAINT
9.50
9.50 
AFFIDAVIT OF NO APPEAL
5.75
NA
REINSTATEMENT FEE OF RETURNED CHECKS   30.00 NA
TRANSFER OF CASE TO OTHER JURISDICTION  (1-200 Pages)   50.00  NA

PER PAGE IN EXCESS OF 200 PAGES

 .25  NA
There is no filing fee for Petitions or any other filings in “Protection From Abuse” actions. (Note: When a protection order is granted other than pursuant to an agreement of the parties, a surcharge of $100.00 shall be assessed against the defendant and distributed as mandated by PFA Act 23 Pa.C.S. 6101, effective May 9, 2006.)
THE PROTHONTARY SHALL NOT BE REQUIRED TO ENTER ANY SUIT, ACTION, ORDER OF THE COURT OR JUDGMENT THEREON OR PERFORM ANY SERVICE WHATSOEVER UNTIL THE REQUISTE FEE IS PAID.
A-ABUSE  C-CUSTODY
D-DIVORCE
 Y-ALIMONY 
E-INJUNCTION OR EQUITY  G-GENETIC TESTING Q-EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION R-COUNSEL FEES 

              



The Office of the Prothonotary 
Judith Reiss, Prothonotary
Patricia Zimmerman, First Deputy
Randall Flager, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184