Susan M. Kauwell
Prothonotary / Clerk of Courts / Clerk of Orphans Court
First Elected: January 2000
Current Term Expires: January 2024

Office Location

Montour County Clerk of Courts
Montour County Courthouse
253 Mill Street
Danville, PA  17821
570.271.3010 - phone

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Hours of Operation

9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM
9:00AM - 4:00PM

About Our Office

The Clerk of Courts is the clerk and records custodian for both the adult and juvenile criminal court.  In addition to maintaining court records, the office also collects and distributes court costs and restitution, collection of bail money and returning to surety upon completion of court proceedings.  This office also maintains miscellaneous records and files relating to the division of election districts, the appointment of election officials, constables and private detectives.

Our Services

The listing of fees for services from the Montour County Clerk of Courts can be viewed by clicking below.

Payment Methods

This office gladly accepts the following methods of payment for services rendered:

  • CASH
  • DEBIT or CREDIT CARD (processing fees apply)

Those seeking a marriage license in the office of the Montour County Clerk of Orphans Court should take note of the following items:
  • Appointments are preferred and are available from 9:30AM until 3:00PM Monday - Friday.
  • Both parties must appear together to apply
  • All marriage license applications require a $50.00 application fee.
  • If either party was previously married, you must submit a certified copy of the final divorce decree
  • There is a state mandated 3 day waiting period from the time of application until the marriage license can be issued.
  • Licenses are valid anywhere in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are good for 60 days from the issue date.
  • Blood tests are no longer required
  • Certified copies of the marriage license are $5.00 each and are available after the license has been recorded.
The Montour County Prothonotary's Office is an United States Passport Acceptance Facility.  It is preferred that those wishing to apply for a passport call the Prothonotary's office to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are available Monday - Friday from 9:30AM until 3:00PM.  Passport applicants should also consider the following requirements:
  • Applicants must appear in person
    • If the passport applicant is under the age of 16, BOTH parents must appear in person with the applicant.
    • If the passport applicant is 16 - not yet 18, one parent must appear in person with the applicant.
  • Applicants must submit a certified birth certificate or previous passport
  • Applicants must submit two identical passport specific photographs
  • Applicants must present a valid drivers license or photo identification
Current passport processing time is 8 to 11 weeks.

Adult passports are valid for 10 years.  Juvenile passports are valid for 5 years.

Passport fees must be paid by check or money order.  Credit cards are accepted for the execution fee only.

Passport renewals are not required to appear at an acceptance facility in person, the Montour County Prothonotary's office will review your passport renewal application to ensure that everything is completed correctly upon request.  Click here to download form ds82 US Passport Renewal Application.

Click here to download form ds3053 - Statement of Consent (Used in the event one parent is not able to appear with an applicant under the age of 18)
Click here to download form ds5525 - Statement of Exigent or Special Family Circumstances (Used when one of the parents are not known)
Description Amount
Adult Passport Book $130.00
Adult Passport Card $30.00
Adult Passport Book and Card $160.00
Under age 16 Passport Book $100.00
Under age 16 Passport Card $15.00
Under age 16 Passport Book and Card $115.00
Expedited Service $60.00
1 - 2 Day Delivery $19.53
Execution Fee (may be paid by credit card) $35.00

Useful Information

Effective January 2, 2020 there have been some changes to the fees assiciated with filing new actions in the Montour County Court of Common Pleas.
The 26th  Judicial District publishes the court schedule annually for the entire year.  Click below to view the court calendar.