Kelly Ferrari, Prothonotary
First Floor, County Courthouse
300 South Main Street
P.O. Box 1208
Butler, PA 16003-1208

Business Hours: 8:30 - 4:30
*Open during lunch break*



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The Prothonotary's office is where the civil records listed below are kept on a permanent basis. At this office you will find records accurately indexed in terms of name and case number. We became computerized in April of 1993 and began scanning records in April of 2001. Some of the types of cases and actions that are filed with the Prothonotary are:


Administration of Oaths Municipal Lien
Appeal of District Justice Decision Naturalization
Appeal of Driver License Suspension No Lien Court
Appeal to a Higher Court Passports
Arbitration Petition for the Opening of Ballot Boxes on recounts
Civil Action Complaint Petition to Change Name
Commonwealth Tax Lien Praecipe Writ of Summons
Complaint in Ejectment Protection From Abuse
Custody Quiet Title
Determination of Inactivity Records of Treasurer Sale
Divorce and Annulment Registration of Attorneys
Federal Tax Lien Registration of Financial Statement
Genealogy Return to Former Name after Divorce
Judgment Note Satisfactions and Discontinuances
Judgments Scan All Records
Maintain Old Records on Microfiche School Audit Records
Mechanical Lien Transcripts
Medical Malpractice Writ of Execution/Writ of Possession
Mortgage Foreclosure Zoning Appeal



All records in the Prothonotary's Office are available to the public in our office, except on specific occasions when a record is sealed by Order of Court.  We maintain four computer terminals from which the general public, attorneys, abstractors, and others may obtain information. Individual documents as well as docket sheets (overviews of cases in order by the date of filings) may be printed for your use.


The current Solicitor for the Prothonotary Office is Lee A. Montgomery, Esquire. Our solicitor is an experienced Butler County attorney who advises the Prothonotary on legal matters. 



The Prothonotary is the chief clerk of the Civil Courts of Butler County. As such it is our desire to provide and abide by the following:

To provide user-friendly, quality service in a timely and cost effective manner to each and every person who enters this office.

To promptly report accurate financial records to the County of Butler and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, according to statutes.





The purpose of the information listed on this website is to be helpful to those who have questions. Please note that absolutely NO information listed for the Prothonotary Office should be used as legal advice. Personnel in this office are not permitted to give ANY legal advice. If you have a question concerning legality please contact an attorney or if you would like to research something on your own, there is a full law library located on the lower level of the courthouse. The law librarian will assist you in finding the books that you will study by yourself.