Welcome to the Prothonotary Office

​The Prothonotary is elected to serve a four year term as the legal custodian of civil documents filed with the Beaver County Court of Common Pleas. The Prothonotary's filing duties are set by Pennsylvania statutes, the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Beaver County Local Rules of Court.

The Prothonotary must maintain accurate indices, case dockets, record keeping security and user-friendly access to the same for the public. The Prothonotary is also responsible for maintaining accurate financial records relating to the transactions of the office. As a courtesy to the public, the Prothonotary of Beaver County also maintains a passport office which assists local citizens in obtaining passports for international travel and related matters.

  • Custody Complaint - $155.25
  • Divorce w/ Custody - $212.25


  • File civil pleadings
  • File appeals from District Justices
  • File District Justice judgments
  • Issue Passports



​You may apply for a passport in the Prothonotary's Office. If you wish to get your picture for the passport, the Prothonotary provides that service as well.

Passport Fees: Made Payable to U.S. Department of State

  • Adult Passport Book 16 yrs of age and older:   $110.00 - Check or Money Order
  • Minor Passport Book under the age of 16:          $80.00 - Check or Money Order
  • Adult Passport Card 16 yrs of age and older:      $30.00 - Check or Money Order
  • Minor Passport Card under the age of 16:           $15.00 - Check or Money Order

Seperate Fees: Made Payable to Nancy Werme, Prothonotary

  • Passport Photo:  $10.00 - Cash, Check or Money Order
  • Processing Fee:  $25.00 - Cash, Check or Money Order

Note:  If you are having picture taken in Prothonotary's Office one check for $35.00 will be accepted

You may provide copies of the Birth Certificate and front and back of your Driver;s License or we will make the copies for $.50 per sheet

Hours:   Monday thru Friday:  8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Prothonotary's Office:  724-770-4576

For further information regarding passports and fees involved, click here. http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html


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Beaver County Court House
810 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009
Phone 724-770-4570
Fax: 724-728-3360
Email: nwerme@beavercountypa.gov

Beaver County Bar Association
(724) 728-4888

Beaver County Chamber of Commerce
(724) 775-3944

Beaver County Consumer Protection Agency
(724) 728-7267

Beaver County Domestic Relations
(724) 773-8500

Beaver County Law Library
(724) 770-4659

Beaver County Lawyer Referral Service
(724) 728-4888

Beaver County Legal Journal
(724) 728-7622