Montgomery County Prothonotary

Employer / Organization

Montgomery County

Next Election

May 21, 2019

Filing Window

Feb 19, 2019 - Mar 12, 2019


The Prothonotary is elected at large for a four year term. They are the civil clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and are responsible for recording all civil procedures before the court. This official signs and seals all writs and processes numerous other documents of the Court of Common pleas. The salary for this position is $79,160/year.

Application Guidelines
To file for this position follow these three simple steps: 1) Contact the governing authority of the office being sought within your official residence to verify that you qualify for the position, and to see if there are any other requirements that might prevent you from running (residency within the district for a certain period of time is frequently a requirement). 2) Obtain the appropriate filing papers from the Montgomery County Election Board office when they become available there in late January. You can contact the County Board of Elections office at 610-278-3280. 3) Submit the candidacy papers within the 13-10 week filing window prior to the Primary Election if you are filing as a Democrat or Republican and within the 10th week before the Primary to August 1 before the General Election if you are filing as an Independent. Prior to submitting your candidacy papers, you should arrange an appointment with the governing authority of the office being sought to go over the required paperwork. These authorities understand that first time/beginning candidates may need assistance and are available to assist with any questions.

Submit application to:
Montgomery County, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA, 19404-0311, US