1. Can you help me get a divorce?
The office does not employ an attorney as a staff member. Therefore, it cannot provide legal advice nor can it provide forms used for filing a divorce case. Due to the nature of this filing, we do recommend you engage an attorney to represent your interests. However, if you choose to represent yourself in a divorce additional information about representing yourself can be found HERE
The only other form that may be required for your divorce that isn't available at the above links is an Affidavit of No Assets, which can be found HERE
2. Can you help me with custody?
The office does have forms that can be used to open a custody case or to modify an existing Custody Order. However, the staff is not at liberty to assist in the completion of these forms, nor can staff members dispense legal advice. Additional information about representing yourself in a Custody Case can be found HERE
3. Does the Prothonotary's Office perform lien and judgement searches over the telephone?
Due to liability concerns, lien and judgment searches must be made in person via the public computers or online search. Our staff will assist you with instructions on performing a search, but will not complete the search for you.
4. Can I perform a record of lien search online?
Yes! As of September 2020, our records are searchable online at https://www.co.greene.pa.us/CivilSearch
The same restrictions that apply to our public computers in the office apply to the online search:
- The earliest available records are from 1996. You will still need to come to our office to search anything before that time.
- Any docket entry with a paperclip on the far-right side has an attachment that can be viewed.
- As of 2/16/2021, Custody and Divorce cases are no longer sealed. Making them available to view on the public search will take time due to the volume of cases and the need to redact certain information before public viewing. Please contact the office if you need a specific case to be made available.
- Abuse and Mental Health cases will not show up in the search at all.
Acess is free until further notice.
5. Are your filing fees available online?
Yes. Please see the Forms.
6. I need a copy of my divorce decree. How can I obtain one?
You can visit the office and obtain a copy within a few minutes or you can send a request by mail along with a check for $7.00 made payable to the Prothonotary of Greene County. If mailing a request, please provide the names of both parties and the year the divorce was granted.
7. I need a copy of my marriage license. How can I obtain one?
The Clerk of Courts is responsible for issuing marriage licenses. Their contact information can be found HERE
8. Do I need an appointment for processing a passport application?
Yes. We require appointments for all passport applicants.
9. Can I obtain a copy of my birth certificate in your office?
No. You can obtain a birth certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Vital Records. Click HERE
for more information.
10. What are your local rules? When is motions court?
The Court maintains a seperate website with information on local rules, motions court dates, and other Court functions. Their website can be found HERE