Franklin County Government Judicial Center
Franklin County Government
The Prothonotary's office files all civil documents, divorces, custody, protection from abuse (PFA) and judgements.

This office is not permitted to issue legal advice or procedures, please consult your attorney for any legal questions.

Forms may not be available in some cases.

For instructions and forms for Divorce and Custody matters, please use the following website.

157 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 261-3848 Main
  • (717) 261-3854 Fax
  • (717) 261-3858 Main
  • (717) 264-6772 Fax
Intake Procedure: Before entering the Prothonotary's office, you must have a mask on. Please use the hand sanitizer provided before you approach the counter. No children 12 years old or younger are permitted in the Prothonotary's office at anytime. Only 3 individuals are allowed to file at one time. Non-filing individuals must wait in the hallway or outside. Attorney's coming into the Prothonotary's office to file paperwork, must tell their clients to wait in the hallway. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Facility/ADA access: ADA Accessible
Service Contact: (717) 261-3858
  • County Government Departments/Offices
  • Court Filing Offices
  • Divorce Records
  • Domestic Violence Protective/Restraining Orders
  • Passports
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Franklin County Government Judicial Center
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