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Notice from the Prothonotary
NOTICE From the Prothonotary's Office of Westmoreland County

If you are filing your praecipe by mail please be aware that the Prothonotary’s Office procedure is to prepare your writ and return it to you. It will be YOUR responsibility to get it to the Sheriff's Office before their deadline.

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE:
When filing a praecipe for Writ of Execution MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE the Prothonotary’s Office will need the following:
  1. Praecipe for Writ of Execution MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE
  2. Two Property Descriptions
  3. Filing fee of: $30.00

Or, to reissue a Writ of Execution - if a writ has been previously issued it may be reissued by filing a "Praecipe to Reissue Writ of Execution".  THERE IS NO FEE

Note: The original writ must be in the Prothonotary's possession at the time of reissuance. 

MONEY JUDGMENT:
When filing a praecipe for Writ of Execution MONEY JUDGMENT the Prothonotary’s Office will need the following:
  1. Praecipe for Writ of Execution MONEY JUDGMENT
  2. Two - Writ of Execution Notices
  3. Two - Claim for Exemptions
  4. Two – Major Exemptions Under Pennsylvania and Federal Law
  5. Filing fee of $30.00

Or, to reissue a Writ of Execution - If a writ has been previously issued it may be reissued by filing a "Praecipe to Reissue Writ of Execution" along with items 2, 3, and 4 listed above. THERE IS NO FEE

Note: Original writ must be in the Prothonotary's possession at the time of reissuance

If you have any questions please call the Prothonotary Office at (724) 830-3502.