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.