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Beginning on  Tuesday, September 15, 2020 the Prothonotary will resume accepting ROUTINE Passport applications by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Doylestown office.

The Upper and Lower Bucks Government Services Centers Prothonotary Counters remain closed.

Applicants that are not traveling for 10 weeks or more, that can also produce all required identification, photos and prepared forms may make an appointment by calling 215-348-6185.  Please note that we cannot accept walk-in applicants or applications for expedited passport service at this time. Please do not sign your application until asked to do so during your appointment.

To prepare and print your Passport form, before your appointment, please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/how-apply/forms.html

Visitors to the Justice Center must 1) Wear a mask at all times in public locations; 2) Stay at least six (6) feet away from others; and 3) follow the procedures as outlined in Emergency Order #15.

Genealogical & Historic Archives

Naturalization Papers for the years 1802 to 1906 and Term Papers from 1733 to 1920 are now available for public review in the Prothonotary's office. The collections were microfilmed through the support of a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and with the cooperation of the Bucks County Historical Society. If you are interested in utilizing this historical resource, stop by our office in the Bucks County Court House between the hours of 8 AM and 4:15 PM, Monday through Friday, and use our on-site microfilm readers to browse through the collection (no appointment necessary). The original papers and microfilm collection are also available at the Bucks County Historical Society's Spruance Library. Contact the Historical Society for information concerning hours and appointments.

The Office of the Prothonotary 
Judith Reiss, Prothonotary
Patricia Zimmerman, First Deputy
Randall Flager, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6191 
Fax: 215-348-6184