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Property Available with established Rt 422 access & curb cuts. Out of
the flood plain. Shovel ready with public water, sewer, electricity,
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Thank you for your help and support
during this campaign. Your unwavering commitment is
the wind beneath my wings.
On election day, every vote matters. You
matter! And I can't win this race without you.
you for your support and for all that you do.
Sincerely, Jo Ellen
People Above Politics
Team Litz: Treasurer, Cathy Garrison
Honorary Chair: Lt.
Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll --a woman who broke the glass ceiling and
contributed greatly to PA politics; born
in 1930, died
November 12, 2008.
Swatara Watershed Association
American Business Women's Association
Lebanon County Commission for
Club of Lebanon
Web site paid for by Jo Ellen Litz.
Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts
|Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts is Barb Smith. Her office falls under the
court system. Lisa and her staff are ready to serve you in room 104, 400 S
8th St., Lebanon. Call 274-2801. |
|The first task of the office is recording the various documents in a
case. Civil or Criminal, the procedure is similar. Each file has a name or
caption, a number and contents. The contents must be identified by title,
date filed, and who signed the document. Certain legal actions or service
notations (or follow up) that occur as a result of specific documents must be
recorded. This accumulation of information is called a "docket." The entries
are called "docket entries." Some of the docket entries are repetitive from
case to case and can be repeated through a "set out" or a numbered entry.
Some entries in a case are individual and must be typed out. The total number
of entries for both the Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts offices now exceed
|In 1994, the Supreme Court amended the Clerk of Courts rule 9025 and the
Prothonotary's rule 236. These rules deal with notification of orders. Both
rules require the preparation of a Certificate of Service on each order and
the newly created document must be added to the case docket. While the Clerk
of Courts already had a similar procedure for some types of orders, the rule
change required the procedure for all orders.|
|The fee structure within the Prothonotary's Office is set by State
statute. The State legislature last addressed the fees in 1983.|
|Act 151 or the Children's Trust Fund Act implemented the collection of a
Divorce Surcharge of $10 on each Complaint in Divorce. There is no commission
to the County for collection.|
|JCP fee is mandated for the use of the State Judicial Computer Program and
requires the collection of a $5 fee on each new Civil Action as well as each
count in Family Court actions, a $5 fee for felonies and $1.50 for
misdemeanors. Again, there is no commission to the County for collection.
|Increased fees on Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Financial Statements filed
at the County level provide for a split of 25/75 with the county receiving the
smaller portion, approximately $13.40, based on a sample total fee of $53.50.
The fee is increased annually pursuant to the Consumer Price Index.|
|Protection From Abuse (PFA) Surcharge of $25 on specific orders and the
transmission of 100% of all fines collected on violations of court orders do
not provide the county a commission.|
|The most recent change in Jenn and Dave's Law, Act 119-1996, has the
Prothonotary collecting a $5 fee on all new Custody actions. The split on
this fee gives the County $1. |
|Act 181-1990 and Act 3-1996 require the entry of a judgement against fines
and costs assessed to an individual as a result of sentencing in criminal or
specific juvenile cases. At the time a judgement is satisfied, a $14 County
fee and a state fee of $.50 is collected.|
|The State Legislature and Supreme Court are government entities providing
requirements for the Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts. |