Prothonotary (Civil Records)

Access to Clerk of Records offices by Real Estate Bar’s Title Searchers
Beginning May 11, 2020, there will be limited access to the Clerk of Records offices by appointment for Title Searchers. To request placement on the schedule, contact: recorder@eriecountypa.gov. To maintain safety, compliance with mask and social distancing guidelines is required. Policy subject to change as circumstances dictate.

The Prothonotary is the clerk of the civil division of the Court of Common Pleas.

The records filed and maintained for the Court and the public by the Prothonotary generally include all civil cases, district judge appeals, divorces, custody cases, Protection From Abuse cases, judgments, government liens, mechanics lien waivers, and satisfactions of judgments.

Learn more about the Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System (UJS) of Pennsylvania.

Requesting Records

Most recent records are available electronically as scanned images, and older records are stored in book form or on microfilm. Requests for information regarding these records should be directed to the Prothonotary’s office.

You can download the current fee schedule for filings with the Erie County Prothonotary.

The Infocon County Access System is a fee-based subscriber service that provides Internet access to most public records from the Prothonotary’s office.

Forms

Disclaimer: Forms available should not be considered legal advice and are provided only as a reference. To obtain legal advice and to insure the proper use of these forms, you should consult an attorney. The Court and Erie County Courthouse offices assume no responsibility or liability arising from the use of these forms.