Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts

Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts



-The PRIMARY method of filing or submitting legal documents to the Elk County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is preferred to be by United States Postal Service, UPS, and/or FED EX to the mailing address of: 
PO BOX 237


-The secondary method of filing or submitting legal documents to the Elk County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts shall be during normal business hours (8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Monday through Friday) by way of the established drop box at the main entrance of the Elk County Courthouse.
-Direct in-person filing should be the final option.

-Please call ahead if you have any non-legal/procedural questions before filing.

-Please confirm any necessary FILING FEES in advance by telephone or refer to the fee sheet on this website.

-In the event that it is necessary to enter into the Elk County Courthouse, please present with the appropriate face mask or covering and practice social distancing. 

-The necessity of a face masks is at your discretion in the Elk County Prothonotary's Office.

We are here to serve you, and we will take all of the necessary steps to provide you with the help that we can, in the safest and most appropriate manner. 

Thank you for your consideration, your patience, and your understanding.

"We're all in this together!" 

Has your income tax check been affected by a court-ordered obligation arising from a criminal prosecution or proceeding? Follow this link for answers:  Act 93 of 2016

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Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853