If the case is still at the Magistrate court, you need to go there to post bail. Please check with the Magistrate on their procedure. Once the case proceeds to the Common Pleas court, you come into the Clerk of Courts to post bail. We only accept cash. Please bring valid ID or state issued driver's license. Bail can be posted Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you choose, you can also contact a bail bondsman.
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Please contact Court Administration. Court Administration handles all scheduling questions.
Please contact Court Administration. Court Administration will schedule a hearing.
Please contact Adult Probation. The Adult Probation Financial Department handles all fines, court costs, and restitution owed on court case. If under 18, please contact Juvenile Probation Financial Department.
YES! Criminal filings can now be done through PAC file, with the exception if there is a fee involved. We do not take online payments at this time. Attorneys, please visit the UJS portal to set up an account.
Please contact the Prothonotary's office, the civil division.
Please contact the Protection From Abuse department.
Please visit the free public website the UJS portal. Docket sheets can be viewed and printed. You can search the Magistrate or Common Pleas court system.
Please fill out the Record Request form. Once completed, you can either fax the form along with a clear copy of your photo ID or bring it into the Clerk of Courts. Check the fee schedule for the cost of a Record Check. If you need the copy certified, please specify that information. There is a fee for the certification.
Please contact Vital Records in Scranton at 570-963-4595 or visit the Vital Records website.
All lifting of driver's license suspensions for PennDot must be handled through the Luzerne County Adult Probation Financial Department.
There are different options to obtain a record check. You will need to print the Record Check form from our website. If you are not able to do so, you will need to write a request that includes your full name (maiden name also), date of birth, and what you are inquiring about. Please be specific. You can bring to the Clerk of Courts, or mail the request to our office. The cost for a record check is $17.75. If you need certifications of any documentation, the fee is $8.75 per certification. This is either payable by money order, made out to the Clerk of Courts, or you can pay by cash. The record check is for Luzerne County only. If you want to do a statewide check on yourself, you can visit the State Police website to obtain that information.
Most custody orders are filed in the Prothonotary office. The Clerk of Courts might have certain custody orders that are pertaining to Children & Youth dependency cases.