Civil Division


Lehigh County Courthouse
Room 122
455 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1614

Chief Deputy,
Diana L. Dergham

Phone: 610-782-3148
Fax:  610-871-2895



Civil Division – (Prothonotary)

The Civil Division maintains all civil related Court records and carries out the following duties and responsibilities:  
  1. Case initiation for all Civil Case Types.
  2. Docket, index, and scan all civil cases, family court cases, judgments, notes and liens.
  3. Process Orders of Court.
  4. Collect, process, and distribute funds to various individuals and agencies. (i.e., Department of Revenue, appeals, and divorce master fees, etc.)
  5. Process and transmit cases to the appellate Courts.
  6. Prepare writs upon praecipe (i.e., execution, attachment, seizure, summons, etc.) FAQs
  7. Docket Protection from Abuse (PFA) case information, and prepare and transmit the PFA Data sheet to Pennsylvania State Police PFA Registry.
  8. Maintain a list of approved surety companies for posting bonds.
  9. Register Notary Public signature and prepare County Clerk Certificates.
  10. Accept passport applications for processing by Passport Services. (
  11. Assist the Department of Homeland Security with the processing of applicants for Naturalization Citizenship and the Naturalization Ceremony in the Courtroom. (
Other Civil Actions Include: 
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Appeal from Civil Magisterial District Judge Judgment
  • Medical/Professional Liability Action

United States Citizenship Information

Further information concerning Naturalization Citizenship in the United States can be obtained by calling Immigration Services at 1-800-870-3676 (TDD number is 1-800-767-1833 for hearing impaired), or from their website at


Passport Information

Further information concerning United States Passport Services can be obtained from their website at