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Documents filed with the Northampton County Prothonotary's Office must comply with the AOPC Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania. Only redacted pleadings will be accepted along with the appropriate confidential form. Please visit the following website for information and forms: HTTP://WWW.PACOURTS.US/PUBLIC-RECORD-POLICIES


The Northampton County’s Prothonotary’s office is responsible for the recording and filing of civil legal papers.  Civil papers consist of:

  • Change of Name
  • Custody
  • Divorce
  • District Justice Appeals
  • Driver's License Suspension Appeals
  • Federal Income Tax Liens
  • Judgments
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Personal Injury


Other services performed in our office include:

  • Registration of Notary signatures
  • Passport application processing

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    No Fault Divorce paperwork and instruction packets are available in the Courthouse Law Library located on the first floor near the Juror's Lounge or may be obtained from the following website:

     Custody Action

    Paperwork for new Custody Actions may be obtained from the following website:

    Paperwork for Modification or Contempt may be obtained from the following website:

    New, modification, and contempt custody paperwork needs to be filled out completely.  All custody orders must be signed in Motions Court by the Judge, prior to filing in the Prothonotary's Office.  Motions Court is Monday through Friday at 9 AM in courtroom 4. You may click here to review the court calendar for schedules and closures.

     Mortgage Foreclosure

    All mortgage foreclosure filings must adhere to the Northampton County Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program.  Please visit the NCCPA website for the administrative order and forms.
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