Filing Instructions
Beginning January 6, 2018,  the following information is confidential and shall not be included in any document filed with the court or custodian, except on a Confidential Information Form filed contemporaneously with the document.
    • Social Security Numbers
    • Financial Account Numbers except the last four digits when financial account is the subject of the case and cannot otherwise be identified
    • Driver's License Numbers
    • State Identification (SID) Numbers
    • Minors' Names and Dates of Birth (except when minor is charged as a defendant in a criminal matter)
    • Abuse Victim's Address and Other Contact Information in family court actions (including: employer's names, address and work schedule)
Beginning January 6, 2018, the following documents are confidential and shall be filed with a court or custodian with the Confidential Document Form.
    • Financial Source Documents
    • Minors' Educational Records
    • Medical/Psychological Records
    • Children and Youth Services Records
    • Marital Property Inventory and Pre-Trial Statement as provided in Pa.R.C.P. No.1920.33
    • Income and Expense Statement as provided in Pa.R.C.P. No.1910.27(c)

Papers Filed
 
For purposes of this Rule, papers include pleadings, motions, petitions and orders. Nothing in this rule shall be construed contrary to any party state rule.
 
When the Clerk of Courts is required to give notice to any party of any hearing, judgment, order or other matter, it shall be the duty of the moving party to furnish the Clerk with sufficient copies of such documents. If a document is to be mailed, the moving party shall furnish the postage, pre-paid envelope with the name and address of the recipient set forth thereon.


A. Caption.
The caption must include the name and division of the Court, identifying case number, the names of the parties, and the title of the proceeding.

B.  E-filing
We encourage parties to e-file using CountyFusion.  A user account must be registered in order to utilize the e-filing portal. After creating your account, email the Clerk to be assigned the proper role. When e-filing, unsigned orders must go behind the motion to ensure proper timestamping.  Click here for Efiling Instructions

C. Filing Fee
The filing fee (if applies) is due at the time of filing papers and is payable by cash, check or money order. Cash/credit/echecks/debit cards may be used by going to www.GOVPAYNOW.COM Pay Location Code (PLC)  #a001zd or by calling 1-888-604-7888. Please don't forget to pay the filing fee when you e-file.
 
D. Distribution of Order(s)
Attorneys are encouraged to accept service of their documents electronically. An acknowledgment must be on file in order to accept documents electronically. Please submit the Attorney Service Agreement to start receiving your documents by email.

If service of the order is required by US Postal Service, the moving party shall furnish the postage, pre-paid envelope with the name and address of the recipient set forth thereon.‚Äč
 
It is the duty of the moving party to furnish the Clerk with sufficient copies of such documents.  If the document is to be mailed, the moving party shall also furnish the postage, pre-paid envelope with the name and address of the recipient set forth thereon.  If sufficient copies are not provided, the Clerk shall make sufficient copies and charge the moving party a fee established by administrative order.  Additionally, the Clerk may assess postage fees against any moving party who fails to furnish a pre-paid envelope as required by Administrative Order Number 25 of 2015.