From the Prothonotary/Recorder Office

In all other class counties these offices are separate.

In Sullivan County there are 5 different offices under the prothonotary.

Marriage License requirements

If either party was divorced, must have certified copy of Divorce Decree.
3 day waiting period after applying
License is good for 60 days
Must have photo I.D. 


Prothonotary Fee Schedule
prothy fee schedule 2014.doc
Microsoft Word document [34.5 KB]
Clerk of Orphan's Court
orphans court filing fees.docx
Microsoft Word document [15.6 KB]
Recorder Fee Schedule
recorder fee schedule 2014.docx
Microsoft Word document [22.3 KB]
Register of Wills
register of wills fees.doc
Microsoft Word document [31.0 KB]
Mortgage Satisfaction Piece
Recorder - Mortgage Satisfaction Piece.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [36.9 KB]
Realty Transfer Tax Form
Recorder - Realty Transfer Tax Form.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [154.1 KB]
Custody and Visitation Form
Prothonotary - Custody Packet 2012.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [221.8 KB]
Divorce Form
Prothonotary - Divorce Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [333.6 KB]
Common Pleas - Civil Cover Sheet
Prothonotary - Civil Cover Sheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [128.9 KB]
Petition for Probate and Grant of Letters
Register - Probate Packet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [356.6 KB]

 For additional information and customizable forms go to



Below you can print the application form for a new U.S. Passport or to renew your U.S. Passport.

U.S. Passport Application
Print the U.S. Passport Application.
Prothonotary - US Passport Application.p[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [88.8 KB]
U.S. Passport Renewal Form
Prothonotary - US Passport Renewal.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [73.2 KB]

If you would like to fill out the U.S. Passport or the U.S. Passport Renewal forms online and then print the completed form, please follow the links below.


U.S. Passport Application (Online and Print)


U.S. Passport Renewal (Online and Print)



For more information on U.S. Passports, please see


Birth/Death Certificates

Fee Increase Alert


According to Act 28 of 2014, starting July 1, 2014, the cost of each certified copy of the birth certificate will increase from $10.00 to $20.00.  The additional $10 will be used by the Department of Public Welfare to help fund and provide for children’s advocacy centers as well as child abuse prevention training.


The last day to obtain certificates at $10 (excluding processing and delivery fee) is June 30, 2014.


Mailed in applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2014 to qualify at the $10.00 fee.  Applications received with a post mark after June 30, 2014 and without the proper fee will be returned unprocessed.


First copies for new births will still be offered free of charge and fees may be waived for individuals who served or are currently serving in the Armed Forces or their dependent.

Contact the Department

Kellie Carpenter - Prothonotary,  Recorder,

Register of Wills, Clerk of Courts &

Clerk of Orphans Court

Karen Baumunk - 1st Deputy Prothonotary

Cecily Tubach - 2nd Deputy Prothonotary


Sullivan County Courthouse

245 Muncy Street

Laporte, PA 18626


Phone: (570) 946-7351

Fax: (570) 946-7105