Welcome to the Office of the Prothonotary of Butler County.  The mission of this office is to provide accurate                     recording of all civil documents and to improve, through innovation and technology, our record keeping.                             It is our continuing goal to operate the office in a cost-effective, accurate, and customer-friendly manner.


Docket Management Software 


     Effective December 1, 2021, the Butler County Prothonotary’s Office will no longer be using Infocon software.    Anything docketed and scanned after November 30, 2021, will be located on our new software, Teleosoft/County Suite.   The new software will be accessible free of charge for a limited period of time to the user.   Thereafter, access to the system will require a paid subscription.    PFA cases will only be able to be accessed from the public computers inside the Prothonotary's Office.   



The Prothonotary’s office is where civil records 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.


The link to make a payment by credit card ( is located on the lower right-hand side of this page.  Our payment location code is a003tp, or you may search for Butler County Prothonotary.   You must have your case number to make a payment.   If you wish to pay by phone, the telephone number for AllPaid is (888) 604-7888.  


The services listed below are some of the more popular services we provide to the public.  For a complete list of services with their fees, please click on the link called ’Fee Schedule’.

  • Administration of Oaths
  • Appeals of District Judge decisions
  • Appeals of driver’s license suspension
  • Appeals of Zoning Hearing Board decisions
  • Civil Action complaints
  • Custody actions
  • Discontinuances and satisfactions
  • Divorce Decrees
  • Return to former name after divorce
  • Judgments and Executions
  • Naturalization records
  • No Lien Contracts
  • Notary Public registrations
  • Passports
  • Petitions to for change of name
  • PFA (Protection From Abuse) files

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 two computer terminals in our lobby for public access to our records.  Individual documents as well as docket sheets (overviews of cases in order by the date of filings) may be printed for your use.  Photocopies are 25 cents and microfilm copies are 25 cents per page. 

Solicitor for the Prothonotary

The current Solicitor for the Prothonotary Office is Dorothy J. Petrancosta, Esquire. 

Related Resources

Find a list of resources related to the Prothonotary in the Resource Directory.


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 a legal issue, please contact an attorney.  If you choose to represent yourself or would like to research something on your own, there is a law library located on the 3rd floor of the Government Center.   You can also find forms and instructions on the Administrative Offices of Pennsylvania Courts website at