Crawford County, Pennsylvania



The Prothonotary is the Chief Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas.

The civil filings entrusted to the Prothonotary are extremely personal to the individuals involved. From custody and divorce actions to mortgage foreclosures and medical malpractice lawsuits these court actions have a dramatic effect on individuals' lives. Our Judges and court staff depend on the Prothonotary to provide them with a complete, up to date court files. The Prothonotary and the staff must in a timely and efficient manner document each and every filing, secure it in a well organized format, and account for all monies paid as filing fees and deposits. The office itself must be well organized. The individuals involved in these cases, children and adults, deserve nothing less.

Emmy Arnett, Prothonotary
Crawford County Judicial Center
359 E. Center St.
Meadville, PA 16335

Records in our office are available to the public with the exception of Court Ordered records that are deemed sealed. For a listing of the records and filing fees along with the types of cases and actions that are filed in our office, please click on the link called 'Filing Fee Schedule'.

Emmy Arnett, Prothonotary


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 'Filing Fee Schedule'.

  • Passports
  • Appeals
  • Divorce Decree
  • No Lien Contract
  • Naturalization Records
  • Former Name Change
  • Information for Birth Certificates
  • File & Maintain Records For The Court
  • PFA (Protection From Abuse) Files


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania