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​As Prothonotary, this office is chief clerk and record keeper for civil proceedings and is responsible for:

  • Appointment of divorce masters and arbitrators

  • Certification and transmittal of all appeal cases to higher courts

  • Custodian for divorce costs, arbitration funds, Common Pleas Court funds, divorce testimony

  • Recording and filing of various legal papers

  • Signature and authorization of all writs and processes of the court

  • Action on contracts and accidental death and injury

  • Process Petitions for name change

  • Process tax liens and judgments

  • Process passport applications

This officer serves for a four-year term. The term “Prothonotary” or first notary is actually defined as keeper of the records.



 Clerk of Courts


​As Clerk of Courts, this office is chief clerk and record keeper for criminal proceedings and is responsible for:

  • Administers oaths and affirmations

  • Collects and transmits all fines and forfeited bonds

  • Custodian of all bail bond money

  • Custody and maintenance of records of all Common Pleas Cases: Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) cases, Summary Appeal cases, Criminal cases, Miscellaneous Dockets, Juvenile cases

  • Process Petitions for Expungement

  • Swears in all juries and witnesses



Cash, Check, or Money Order Payable To:

   Clarion County Clerk of Courts
   Clarion County Courthouse
   421 Main Street, Suite 25
   Clarion, PA 16214

(Include the docket number on the payment)
Bad check charges are to be paid by Money Order or Cash only.

Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope each time a receipt is requested.

Not all costs associated with a case are payable through the UJS Portal website.

Note: If you are eligible for accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact us immediately so arrangements can be made.


 Additional Resources


 Contact Information

  • Prothonotary

    Courthouse, 1st Floor Ste 25
    421 Main Street
    Clarion, PA 16214
    Telephone: (814) 226-4000
    Fax: (814) 297-7904
    Direct Line: (814) 226-1119
    Jeffrey Himes Ext. 2402
    Alex Craig Ext. 2401
    Tammy Martin Ext. 2403
    Dawn Buzard Ext. 2400