Watercolor by Kathleen S. Howell. NOTE: The courthouse pictured may be historic and not necessarily the county’s operating courthouse.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a marriage license?
To obtain a Pennsylvania marriage license, both applicants must appear at the county court together in person. The fee to apply for a marriage license is $45.00 cash. For more information, contact the Marriage License Bureau at 610-278-3414 or browse our frequently asked questions.
How do I apply for child support?
To file a new request for support you may do so by using E-Services on the PA Child Support Website, www.childsupport.state.pa.us. If you have never registered on the website, you must do so first then submit the Request for Support Services. This will be the most expedited process. Please submit as much information as possible when completing the request.
In the event you are unable to submit online, MCDRS accepts filings via email, fax, mail, or the self-service kiosk located in the lobby of the Domestic Relations Section. You must complete the required forms: Application for Support Services; Intake Information Questionnaire/Data Sheet; and a Complaint for Support. The forms must be legibly completed, in their entirety. If the request includes APL you must also submit a time-stamped copy of the Divorce Complaint or Answer and Counterclaim.
For more information about how to prepare for your intake interview, browse our frequently asked questions.
How do I pay court costs & fines?
All court fines and fees can be paid online using the Pennsylvania Judicial System's PAePay service.
How do I find information about jury duty?
For information about jury duty, visit the Montgomery County Jury Selection Commission page.
How do I file divorce or custody documents?
See the representing yourself page for family court forms and instructions. Be sure to watch the introductory video first.
To find answers to more common questions, visit the county court website.