Search Court Records in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. Results May Include: Case Proceedings, Jurisdiction Information, Hearings, Case Records, Defendant Records, Court Record, Appeals Court, Information Recorded

Mercer County, PA Court System Information

Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 116,638. Its county seat is Mercer.

Court Information

Mercer County is served by a Court of Common Pleas, and a Magisterial Court.

Mercer County, PA Court Overview

The following courts are located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Mercer County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  2. Mercer County Magisterial District, Pennsylvania

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
112 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137

Mercer County Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court:

Mary Jo Basilone DePreta, Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills & Clerk of Orphans’ Court
112 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: (724) 662-3800 ext. 2248, 724-662-3800, Ext. 2246 or 2253 (Register of Wills), 724-662-2244, Ext. 2244 (Clerk of Orphan’s Court)
Fax: (724) 662-1604
Email: mdepreta@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Clerk of Courts, Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court Offices are the elected officials, combined known as a dual officeholder. The Clerk of Court’s Office is responsible for recording and maintaining all documents, pleadings and orders for the Court of Common Pleas, summary appeals, bail bonding applications, all criminal cases, juvenile cases, children and youth cases, bridge dockets, detective licenses, constable and tax collectors’ bonds, appointments of public officials, township audits and township reports and other miscellaneous documents. The Clerk of Court’s office is also in charge of properly assessing, collecting and distributing all costs, fines and restitution concerning all these matters. Besides, The Office of the Register of Wills Office is responsible for the probating of wills, the appointment of a representative and issuing of short certificates in support of decedent’s estate. The Office also provides services such as acceptance of inheritance tax payments as well as other miscellaneous documents related to a decedent’s estate. Furthermore, the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court is the record filing office for petitions before the Orphans’ Court, including but not limited to guardianships, adoptions, and the issuing of marriage licenses.

Mercer County Court of Common Pleas Judge:

Hon. Robert G. Yeatts, President Judge
Mercer County Courthouse
North Diamond Street
Mercer, PA 16137
Phone: (724) 662-3800 ext. 2521
Fax: (724) 662-7524

Mercer County Magisterial District Judges:

Brian R. Arthur, Magisterial District Judge
Daniel Neil McEwen, Magisterial District Judge
Dennis M. Songer, Magisterial District Judge

Mercer County Prothonotary:

Ruth Bice, Prothonotary
105 Mercer County Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137-0066
Phone: (724) 662-7561
Fax: (724) 662-2021
Email: rbice@mcc.co.mercer.pa.us
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Office of the Prothonotary is responsible for the safekeeping and maintaining all official documents and records related to civil matters. The responsibilities include unpaid debt complaints, malpractice actions, mortgage foreclosures, personal injury cases, equity actions, replevin, district justice judgment appeals, and license suspension appeals, family court matters such as divorce, child custody and protection from abuse cases. The Prothonotary Office also takes responsibility for Mechanics’ liens, municipal claims, federal tax and Commonwealth liens and various miscellaneous judgment liens. Moreover, the Prothonotary also handles recording notary public signatures and maintaining the naturalization records as well as acting as an acceptance agency for U.S. passport applications.

Mercer County, PA County Recorder of Deeds

Dee Dee Zickar, Recorder of Deeds
109 Courthouse
Mercer, PA 16137-0066
Phone: (724) 662-3800
Fax: (724) 662-2096
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Mercer County Recorder’s Office is responsible for recording real estate deeds, mortgages, agreements, leases, powers of attorney, financing statements (UCC), easements and rights of way, subdivision plans, agricultural security areas, notary bonds, oil and gas leases, and other miscellaneous documents related to real estates. Besides, the Recorder of Deeds office also takes responsibility in oath and bonds for notaries as well as veteran’s discharges. Furthermore, the Office also acts as a collection agent for the Pennsylvania Department of revenue along with the municipalities and school districts of Mercer County for state and local realty transfer tax.

Please Share Your Experiences Visiting Or Staying In This Facility