The Dauphin County Prothonotary is elected to a four-year term to record and file all legal papers related to the civil court. These documents may include arbitration hearings, argument court and civil trials, building agreements, change of names, issue of divorce certificates, and landlord/tenant disputes.
Due to recent guidance from the PA Department of Health and AOPC, and in an effort to mitigate the risks associated with the pandemic, the Dauphin County Prothonotary’s Office will begin conducting in-person filing by appointment only, beginning Monday, November 23, 2020.
Customers are strongly encouraged to conduct filing via the drop box located outside the main entrance to the Dauphin County Courthouse or by mail.
For emergency filings, or to schedule an appointment for in-person filing, please contact the office at 717.780.6520.
April 2019 Naturalization Ceremony Photos
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October 2019 Naturalization Ceremony Photos