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Prothonotary's Office

Pronothary's Office
Washington Court House
100 W. Beau St. 
Suite 1001
Washington, PA 15301-4402
Phone: (724)-228-6700 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 Fees:  Varies per record, but generally $5.00 PER NAME.

Payment:  Money Order preferred.



Types of records held in the Pronothary's Office

  • Jury Duty - Grand Jury Duty

Every tax-paying male (earliest dates were just males) could be called for jury duty.  Notifications were sent based on the year's tax list.  Ever wonder if your ancestor served Jury Duty?  Look in the Prothonotary's Office for records.  Best to visit in-person to do your own searches, unless you know an exact date or exact court case.  
  • Lawsuits 
Ancestors suing each other?  Who would have guessed that gr-gr-gr-gr-Uncle Joe was at odds with his sibling or with his neighbors?  Check for personal lawsuits here.
  • Naturalizations
Requests:  Make request IN WRITING.  Office will notify the requestor as to how many pages and the copying costs, so you then send additional monies before they mail the record.

Fees: Naturalization record $5.00 PER NAME.  

Payment:  Money Order preferred.

Available online - - look-up citations of records yourself.  Cost: 60.00 yr. from June to June, pro-rated if you apply mid-year.  NOTE: This service is NOT for frequent users, because the website service does monitor usage.


Download this PDF (Acrobat Reader) brochure to get an
idea of what TYPES OF RECORDS that the 
Washington County PA Court House might have.
NOTE: Call or write the office listed for up-to-date information about 
where records are stored and how to make requests.


New Information Added Here  Or Download the PDF (Acrobat Reader) Genealogy Research Guide for Washington County, Pennsylvania prepared by Pamela J. Nixon, Genealogy Researcher 


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Washington County Courthouse (Main Address)
100 W. Beau St. 
Washington, PA 15301-4402
Phone: (724)-228-6700 
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

 The links on this page should help researchers know which offices have what records, 
and will give assistance about how to write for records.  



Please visit each "Office" on this Web Site to see what records the Office maintains.



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