Contact Information

Troy A Wood
Human Services Complex
1 Dale Avenue
Franklin, PA 16323
Administration: (814) 432-9753
Services Unit: (814) 432-9100

Emergency Contact Information
Phone: (814) 432-9111
24 Hours a day 7 days a week
Collect calls will be accepted

Hours of Operation
8:30 to 4:30 Monday-Friday
Except Legal Holidays

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About

As Prothonotary (chief clerk and record keeper for civil proceedings)

  • Preparation of Argument List and Civil Court Trial List.
  • Custodian for divorce costs, arbitration funds, Common Pleas Court funds, divorce testimony, court exhibits and Common Pleas Court Seal.
  • Payment of all civil court jurors.
  • Signature and authorization of all writs and processes of the court.
  • Certification and transmittal of all appeal cases to higher courts.
  • Collection of state taxes on legal documents.
  • Passport applications.
  • Recording and filing of various legal papers.
  • Appointment of divorce masters and arbitrators.

As Clerk of Courts (chief clerk and record keeper for criminal proceedings)

  • Custodian of all juvenile records.
  • Custodian of the seal of the court.
  • Administers oaths and affirmations.
  • Swears in all juries and witnesses.
  • Keeps minutes of each hearing and trial.
  • Maintains a record of all exhibits received into evidence.
  • Custodian of all bail bond money.
  • Certifies payments of all jurors.
  • Collects and transmits all fines and forfeited bonds.
  • Custody and maintenance of records of all Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) cases.