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Perry County, PA Court System Information

Perry County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 45,969. The county seat is New Bloomfield.

Court Information

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

Perry County, PA Court Overview

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

  1. Perry-Juniata County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  2. Perry County Magisterial District, Pennsylvania

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Perry County Courthouse
2 East Main Street,
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: 717-582-2131

Perry County Court Administrator:

Christina L. Zook, Court Administrator
2 East Main Street,
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: 717-582-5143, option 5
Fax: 717-582-5144
Email: czook@perryco.org
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Office of the Court Administrator is responsible for the long and short-term judicial planning, interaction with the other branches of county government, day-to-day operations of the Court as well as providing administrative support to the Magisterial District Courts and Court of Common Pleas. The responsibilities include civil and criminal proceedings, summary jury trials, argument court, summary appeals, motions hearings, settlement conferences, preliminary injunctions, ARD hearings and Domestic Relations matters. Besides, the Court Administrator’s Office also oversees personnel management, budget, jury management, scheduling, public relations, and liaison functions with various groups and agencies.

Perry County Clerk of Courts / Prothonotary:

Zoe Burd, Clerk of Court
Perry County Courthouse
2 East Main Street
P.O. Box 325
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: 717-582-2131
Fax: 717-582-5167
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Perry County Clerk of Court’s Office is responsible for recording and processing criminal and juvenile records as well as keeping up-to-date and accurate information of all records. The services and responsibilities include preparing prison commitments, bail, bench warrants, processing motions and petitions, summary appeals, and appeals to the PA Superior and Supreme Courts. Besides, the Clerk of Court’s Office is also responsible for assessing court-imposed costs and fines and licensing private detectives. On the other hand, the Prothonotary is responsible for the filing and recording of legal documents of such as; administering oaths, civil suits, custody, divorce, District Justice appeals, driver’s license suspension appeals, judgments, mechanic liens, name changes, protection from abuse and Federal and State tax liens. In addition, the office of the Prothonotary also acts as an acceptance agent for passport applications.

Perry County Court of Common Pleas Judge:

Kathy A. Morrow, President Judge
2 East Main Street,
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Perry County Magisterial District Judge:

Elizabeth R. Frownfelter, Magisterial District Judge
Mike Schechterly, Magisterial District Judge

Perry County, PA County Register of Wills, Recorder of Deeds and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court

Wendy Welfley, Register of Wills, Recorder of Deeds and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court
Perry County Courthouse
2 East Main Street
P.O. Box 223
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Phone: 717-582-2131
Fax: 717-582-5149
Email: wwelfley@perryco.org
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Recorder of Deeds Office is responsible for recording, protecting, preserving, and reproducing legal documents related to real estate in Perry County. The records include deeds, mortgages, and various other miscellaneous documents. These recorded documents are microfilmed and available for public inspection. Besides, the Office of the Recorder of Deeds is responsible for collecting, recording, and disbursing fees and taxes on all property transfers. The Register of Wills is responsible for probate of wills and granting of letters, thereby having quasi-judicial powers. The Register of Wills office also acts as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the collection of Inheritance Tax. On the other hand, the Office of the Orphans Court Division is responsible for the docketing, filing, retrieval and maintenance of documents pertaining to adoptions, termination of parental rights, guardianships for minors, adjudication of incapacities, and other dependency matters relating to juveniles. Besides, the Orphans’ Court is also responsible for maintaining marriage records issued in this County and issuing marriage licenses and certificates.

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