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Office of Judicial Records - Civil


The Office of Judicial Records (formerly Office of the Prothonotary) is considered the clerk who keeps records and the Great Seal of the Commonwealth, issues process, enters judgment, and certifies the record. The office was created under the provisions of the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The duties, responsibilities, and other provisions of the office are determined by statute.

In a society as litigious as ours, where the issues brought before our civil courts range from action in divorce to a personal injury for serious bodily harm, the need for accurate, efficient record keeping is paramount; for in the law, if it is not proper and timely filed, it does not exist. It is the goal of the Office of Judicial Records to improve through innovation and technology the art of record keeping.

Eric Feder, Deputy Court Administrator
Director, Office of Judicial Records

Room 284, City Hall
Phone: (215) 686-6654

Eric Feder, Deputy Court Administrator
Director, Office of Judicial Records
Room 286, City Hall
Email: eric.feder@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-6653

Debra A. Sparacino, Executive Secretary for
Eric Feder, Director, Office of Judicial Records
Room 284, City Hall
Email: debra.sparacino@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-6652

Steven J. Wulko, Deputy Director
Room 284, City Hall
Email: steve.wulko@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-8326

Anjeza Keirstead, Deputy Director
Room 295, City Hall
Email: anjeza.keirstead@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-5125

Desiree Drayton, Notary, Passport Agent
Room 284, City Hall
Email: desiree.drayton@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-6654

Donna Kelly, Notary, Passport Agent
Room 284, City Hall
Email: donna.kelly@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-6654

Room 296, City Hall
Phone: (215)686-7401

The Finance Office is responsible for processing payments for all fees associated with all commerce not paid online, disbursing escrow as ordered, disbursing refunds as approved and maintaining the department bank records.

Tiffany Wise, Assistant Manager
Email: tiffany.wise@courts.phila.gov

Room 284, City Hall
Phone: (215)686-6654

Passports filings accepted by the Office of Judicial Records and must meet the filing requirements outlined by the U.S. Department of State. For more information please contact us at 215-686-6654 visit the State Department website.

Desiree Drayton, Notary, Passport Agent
Room 284, City Hall
Email: desiree.drayton@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-6654

Donna Kelly, Notary, Passport Agent
Room 284, City Hall
Email: donna.kelly@courts.phila.gov
Phone: (215)686-6654

Room 264, City Hall
Phone: (215)686-7008

Records Management is responsible for the scanning, maintenance and destruction of all civil records and providing copies of records and/or documents.

Albert Hall, Manager
Email: albert.hall@courts.phila.gov

David Vogler, Assistant Manager
Email: david.vogler@courts.phila.gov

For general Court information, contact (215) 686-7000.

Contact

Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm