Prothonotary Duties

Duties of the Prothonotary Today

 

The Prothonotary is the elected civil clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and is responsible for recording all civil procedures before the court. This official signs and seals all writs, and processes numerous other documents of the Court of Common Pleas.

 

The Office of Prothonotary is responsible for the recording and filing of legal papers of a widely diversified character such as: civil suits, personal injury, medical malpractice, divorce, custody, protection from abuse, judgments, change of name, school audits, driver’s license suspension appeals, District Justice appeals, mechanics leins, Federal income tax leins, and administers oaths and affirmations.

 

This office also processes passport applications that are sent to the Philadelphia Passport Agency were the passports are issued.

 

For answers to any questions you may call the number shown below.

 

 

111 East Union Street

Suite 165 Somerset, PA 15501

Phone: (814) 445-1428

Fax: (814) 444-9270


Prothonotary

Angie Svonavec


Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday

8:30AM-4:00PM

Except on Legal Hoildays


Disclaimer The purpose of the information listed on this website is to be helpful to those who have questions. Please note that absolutely NO information hosted for the Prothonotary should be used as legal advice. Personnel are not permitted to give ANY legal advice. If you have any questions concerning legality, please contact an attorney.


The Prothonotary has no judicial powers nor does the Prothonotary have the power to act as an attorney for others by virtue of the Prothonotary's office.  This is pursuant to Purdon's Chapter 27.

The Prothonotary has no judicial powers nor does the Prothonotary have the power to act as an attorney for others by virtue of the Prothonotary's office.  This is pursuant to Purdon's Chapter 27.

 

 

 

 

 

County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501