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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 27, 2016

Courthouse Locations


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Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)  At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.  If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our PA Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our PA Where to Find Help page.


Elk/Cameron Counties

Elk County Courthouse
240 Main Street
P.O. Box 237
Ridgway, PA 15853
Phone: (814) 776-5344
Fax: (814) 776-5303
Web: http://www.co.elk.pa.us/prothonotary.html

Erie County

Erie County Courthouse
The Office of Protection From Abuse
140 West Sixth Street Room 225
Erie, PA 16501-1030
Phone: (814) 451-6324
Web: http://www.eriecountypa.gov/courts/family-court/protection-from-abuse.aspx

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