Instructions for Pro Se Filings

Create an Account

  1. Access the E-Filing System
  2. Click on “Request Account”
  3. Read the accept the User Agreement
  4. Select "Pro Se" under the User Roles screen. Click "next".
  5. Complete "Request a User Account". Be sure to keep track of your username and password.
  6. You will receive an email once your account is approved.
E-Filing Payment Options
  1. Add a credit card and pay online. Discover, Mastercard and Visa are the only acceptable forms of payment for civil online e-filings.
    1. Click "My Profile".  Click "My User Profile"
    2. At the bottom of the page, select "Wallet Accounts. Click "Add". You will be directed to the Payment page.
    3. Click "Create Credit Card Token"
    4. Once this is completed, your card will be charged when you process a filing that requires a fee.
  2. Pay in person at the Prothonotary's Office. If you chose this option, you must select "Deferment-Pay at the Prothonotary's Office" when processing an E-filing. Acceptable payment forms: cash, check or money order. Make checks payable to Prothonotary of Chester County. In landlord/tenant cases, we only accept cash, money order or certified funds for payments to be escrowed.
Note: Filings will not be accepted and time-stamped until payment is received.

Please note:

 The following documents will not be accepted via e-filing and must still be filed by paper.

  • Chester County Family Court Filings
  • Election Appeals and Challenges