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Snyder County > Departments > Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts

 General Information

Prothonotary
 
"Keeper of the Court Records"
 
"Ministerial officer of the court having custody of its records and seals with authority or power to certify to correctness of transcripts from such records, and authority to perform certain acts of a judicial nature incidental to the judges ministerial duties."

Matters of Documents Filed 

  1. Must be original in nature and signed with original signature by filing party, and must have a case caption.
  2. The "court division" and the type of document must be included on the filing; and if a case number is already assigned, the document must include the case number and caption.
  3. A FAX is not acceptable for filing, and will not be filed of record.
  4. Filings may be made either by mail or in person. If documents are filed by mail, a self-addressed stamped envelope shall be included for return copies.
  5. All filing fees are required to be paid at the time of filing. A copy of the fee schedule will be made available upon request

This office does not give legal advice.  You must contact an attorney for any questions of a legal nature or for advice!

 

 Public Services

Old birth and death records (Snyder County) from 1893 thru 1905

Marriage records (Snyder County) 1885 to present

Marriage Licenses - Fee $ 39 -

  • 3-day waiting period from date of application prior to issuance of license
  • License is valid for sixty (60) days from issuance date (must use within 60 days)
  • Bloodtest not required
  • Drivers license or birth certificate required
  • Applicants 15 yrs of age and under, need court consent and parent or guardian consent
  • Age 16 - 17 parents or guardian consent only
  • Age 18 or older - no consent necessary
  • If previously married, need certified copy of divorce decree or death certificate 

 

 Department Information

 

Teresa J Berger

Teresa J. Berger
prothonotary@snydercounty.org
 
Office of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts
Snyder County Courthouse
P.O. Box 217
9 West Market Street
Middleburg, Pennsylvania 17842
Phone: (570) 837-4202
 
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
 

PASSPORT DAY USA

(No special Saturday date scheduled at this time)

Regular office hours for passport application processing during the week:

 Monday thru Friday
 
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CLERK OF COURTS' OFFICE AT THE SNYDER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, MIDDLEBURG, PA 

GO TO PASSPORT SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION

 Passport Information

PASSPORT DAY USA

 CLERK OF COURT TERESA BERGER WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH,  2013 FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROCESSING PASSPORT APPLICATIONS.  THIS SATURDAY ONLY, THE OFFICE WILL BE

OPEN FROM 10 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M.

TURN AROUND TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 4 - 6 WEEKS FROM THE TIME THE Department of State receives the executed application and all attachments.  (see below for documents needed to process the application)

All Applicants must appear in person to process application

                         

                          U. S. citizens must present a valid passport book when entering or

                          re-entering the United States by air. U. S. citizens entering the

                          United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda

                          at land borders and sea ports of entry must present a passport book,

                          passport card, or other travel documents approved by the U. S.

                          government.  For information on the cost and how to apply for a

                          U. S. Passport, you may continue on this website or for

                          further information go to travel.state.gov

 

Application for passport (Form DSP 11) is executed with the Passport Acceptance Agent.

       (Prothonotary/Clerk of Court Snyder County)

Passport renewal (Form DSP-82) may be completed and mailed to passport office by applicant.

All forms available upon request for your review and completion.

Documents required (Form DSP-11) New application

  • LONG FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE (parents names included) (with raised seal issued by state vital records department where birth occurred FOR ALL AGES - ADULT AND MINOR APPLICANTS).
  • Two-Parent Consent required for children under age 16.
  • Visit the Vital Records website for applications for birth certificate, processing instructions, at

                          www.health.state.pa.us/vitalrecords.    (UNLESS YOU GO IN PERSON TO THE Department of Health in Harrisburg, using the website to order a birth certificate is the fastest way of obtaining a certified copy of your birth certificate that includes your parents names - called long-form birth certificate).  Otherwise, it could take up to sixteen weeks.  This office does have specific instructions about going in person to the Department of Health in Harrisburg.  You may contact this office in person for the instructions. 

PARENTAL PERMISSION - THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO APPLY IS FOR BOTH PARENTS TO APPEAR AT THE TIME OF THE APPLICATION otherwise

See Parental Permission at website travel.state.gov/passport for forms (or contact Proth/Clerk of Court office) or email NPIC@state.gov.

Age (15 and under) must submit LONG form birth certificates showing the child's name and the parent's names.  

  • Even with a previous passport - a LONG form birth certificate is required for Age 15 and under plus the previous passport must be submitted.
  • Parent's (both) must show ID at the time of processing the application such as a valid driver's license (not temporary or learner's permit).
  • ALL passport applicants, including children of ALL AGES, must appear in person.
  • Proof of Identity (valid driver's license).
  • One photograph (applicant alone) taken within last 6 months (must meet US Department of State passport standards - see Form DSP- 11 and DS-82 application).
  • THIS OFFICE DOES NOT TAKE PHOTOS
  • Separate check or money order to cover application fees (cannot mail cash with application).
    Passport Book Fee: Age 16 and over $ 110 (payable to "U. S. Department of State").
    Additional Execution fee $ 25 (Agent's fee must be separate check or money order).
    Age 15 and under $ 80 (payable to "U. S. Department of State")
    Additional Execution fee $ 25
  • Required information: Name, birthplace and date of birth of both parents.

PASSPORT CARD-May only be used for land and sea travel between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Bermuda, and the Caribbean.

May not be used for travel by air!

Passport Card Fee: 
  • Age 16 and over $ 30 (payable same as booklet fee above)
  • Age 15 and under $ 15 (payable same as booklet fee above)
  • Agent Execution fee $ 25 (separate check or money order)

APPLYING FOR BOTH BOOKLET AND CARD AT SAME TIME?

Here are the fees:
           First time applicants:  
  • Adults - Passport fee $ 140 + Execution fee $ 25
  • Minors - Passport fee $ 95 + Execution fee $ 25

VALIDITY for both booklet and card:  Adult 10 yrs -  Minor 5 yrs

Documents required (Form DSP-82) Renewal by mail

  • You are able to submit your most recent passport booklet or passport card
  • Your previous passport booklet or card was issued on or after your 16th birthday and you were issued your most recent U. S. passport booklet or card less than 15 years ago
  • I use the same name as on my most recent U. S. passport booklet or passport card OR I have had my name changed by marriage or court order and can submit proper documentation to reflect my name change 
  • Fee Booklet $ 110 / Card $ 30 (payable to "U. S. Department of State")
otherwise Form DSP-11 is required

All forms pertaining to passport amendments etc will be made available upon request. All fees are subject to change in accordance with the fee changes made by the United States Department of State.

  • LATEST FEE INCREASE :  JULY 13, 2010
  • ADULT BOOKLET -  $ 110  /  CARD  $30
  • MINOR BOOKLET - $ 80   /   CARD  $ 15
  • plus the Clerk of Court processing fee $ 25

Return processing time after application is received by the U.S. Passport Office is four (4) to six (6) weeks - unless expedited service is used.  Expedited service (within three weeks after passport office receives the application) involves an additional fee of $ 60 plus any special mailing fees for both the booklet and card.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT APPLYING FOR A U.S. PASSPORT CARD OR PASSPORT BOOKLET PLEASE VISIT:  TRAVEL.STATE.GOV

Status of WHTI (Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative) - Land & Sea Implementation  visit:  http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/eng_map.html. More information can be located at travel.state.gov or www.dhs.govCustomers who want to check on the status of their own passport applications, should call:

 1-877-487-2778 (toll free) or 1-888-874-7793 (TDD)
APPOINTMENT ONLY - 1-877-487-2778 (toll free) and for information in English or Spanish
Customer Service Rep. available Mon-Fri 8am-8pm EST
(excluding federal holidays)
OR
visit on website at travel.state.gov/passport   
email NPIC@state.gov

click here for downloadable forms from U. S. Department of State (NPIC)