Established by the PA Constitution, the clerk of court is an officer of the court and an independently elected official serving a four-year term. The main office is primarily responsible for recording, maintaining, and processing criminal and juvenile records for the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas. Other responsibilities include assessing court imposed costs and fines, and licensing private detectives. Administrative duties include preparing prison commitments, bail, processing motions and petitions, summary appeals, and appeals to the PA Superior and Supreme Courts. All criminal and juvenile records are recorded, maintained and processed by the Clerk of Courts.
101 S. Market Street
Harrisburg, PA, 17101