Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Welcome to the Lycoming County

Law Library

•48 West Third Street •Basement •Williamsport •PA• 17701•
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Thursday
Phone: (570) 327-2289


On this page, you will find various Lycoming County Courts legal forms. These packets can also be found in the law library and are provided one per filing. The law library staff cannot provide legal advice (see disclaimer) but they can assist in filling out the forms. You can stop in during regular operating hours or make an appointment.




Use these forms at your own risk – as they may or may not be appropriate in your particular case. It is strongly recommended you seek legal advice and obtain the services of an attorney.


To find an attorney, please visit the Lycoming Law Association’s website at If you are financially unable to afford the services of an attorney, you should contact the North Penn Legal Services at 570-323-8741, Toll Free: 800-326-7436, or to see if you are eligible for their services.         




The custody packets include instructions on how to fill out the forms and how to file with the Prothonotary.

Custody Complaint Flow Chart:  A flow chart which outlines
the legal process you will go through from the filng of a complaint
through entry of a final court order.
Custody Complaint Flow Chart
Stipulation to Custody: When the parties are in agreement about custody,
this kit gives the parties the paperwork to write up their custody
agreement and have it turned into a court order without coming to court.
This kit can be used for a new custody order, or to modify an exisiting custody order.
  Stipulation to Custody (Rev. 5/18)
Complaint for Custody: To ask for some type of custody when there is no existing custody order.
•  Complaint for Custody (Rev. 10/19)
Modification of Custody Kit: To ask that an existing custody order be changed.
•  Modification of Custody Kit (Rev. 5/18)
Petition for Special Relief: To ask the court to make a decision when the parties are in
disagreement over a particular issue, such as where the child should go to
school or whether the child should play a sport.
There must be an existing custody order.
•  Petition for Special Relief (Rev. 7/20)
Contempt of Custody Kit: To ask the court to enforce a custody order or punish a party
for violating an existing custody order.
•  Contempt of Custody Kit (Rev. 5/18)
Petition to Intervene and Modify: For a third party, who is not the parent, to request some type of custody, 
where there is already a custody order between the parents. (If there is not an order between the parents,
the third party must instead file a Complaint for Custody and name both parents as the defendants;
the third party will be responsible for serving the paperwork on both parents.)
Also read the Rules of Standing Information Kit, below.
Petition to Intervene and Modify Custody (Rev. 3/20)

Custody Relocation Kit- To file for permission to relocate your child(ren).
• Custody Relocation Kit (Rev. 7/18)
Custody Pre-Trial Memo: Forms to file a Pre-trial Memo with the Prothonotary.
Custody Pre-trial Memo (Rev. 12/18)
Rules of Standing Information Kit: Rules about who can file for custody.  This is recommended reading for third parties
who are not parents of the child but wish to file for custody of the child.
• Rules of Standing for Custody (Rev. 7/18)
Custody Packets Fillable E-Forms
If you choose to use the E-Forms we recommend you print out the instructions and refer to them 
as you go along, in order to properly fill out the forms.
The instructions also include important information on how to file your forms and how to serve the other party.
Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 3/20)
Forms (Rev. 5/19)
Modification of Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/19)
Stipulation of Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/19)
Contempt of Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/19)
Petition to Intervene and Modify Custody Kit
Instructions (Rev. 3/20)
Forms (Rev. 3/20)
Petition for Special Relief Custody Kit
Instructions (Rev. 1/20)
Forms (Rev. 1/20)
Custody Relocation Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 7/18)
Forms (Rev. 7/18)
Domestic Relations - DRO Information and Forms
Filing Exceptions: To appeal a Support Order (child support, spousal support, alimony pendent lite) issued
by a Family Court Hearing Officer.
 Filing Exceptions to a Support Order (Rev. 5/20)

Lycoming County Divorce Self-Help Kit
(for divorces under Sections 3301(c)(1) and 3301(d) only)
Divorce Tracker Tool

Protection From Abuse 
Protection From Abuse (PFA) Contempt Packet
Petition to terminate, modify, or extend PFA



Entry of Appearance as a Self-Represented Party
Criminal Record/ Abuse History Verification
Proof of Service Forms
Motion Cover Sheet
Monitoring Notice
Civil Cover Sheet
Continuance Request Form
Acceptance of Service
Confidential Document Form
Confidential Information Form
Transcript Request Form
Orphan's Court Cover Sheet
Petition to Proceed Without Payment of Fees and Costs (IFP)



Notice of Appeal from District Magistrate Judgment

Praecipe to Strike Appeal 

Notice to Defend (attach to civil complaint filed in common pleas court)

Verification (attach to civil complaint filed in common please court)

Appealing a District Magistrate Money Judgment (not an eviction) (Rev. 12/19)

Appealing an eviction

How to file a civil complaint in Magisterial District Judge Court

Defending yourself in Magisterial District Judge Court

How to file an eviction action in Magisterial District Judge Court

Representing yourself in an eviction in Magisterial District Judge Court

Praecipe for Termination of Supersedeas

Praecipe for Writ of Execution

Security deposit kit

Unemployment Compensation- Appealing a denial

Stopping debt collection harassment

Filing a petition for appeal from suspension of driver's license or registration (Rev. 12/19)
Filing a petition for appeal from suspension of Inspection Mechanic/Station Certificate (Rev. 07/20)
Petition for Court Order Respecting Title to a Motor Vehicle (Rev. 5/19)
Petition for Involuntary Commitment of a Minor for Substance Abuse Treatment Act 53 (Rev. 12/18)
For more information, please contact West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission,
213 W 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 323-8543


Filing Notice of Appeal from Summary Criminal Conviction (Rev. 1/20)

Expungement Self-Help Kit (Rev. 6/20)

Petition for Order For Limited Access Form

Proposed Order For Limited Access Form

Private criminal complaint form



Mortgage Foreclosure Homeowner's Options

Hemap Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies




Annual Report of Guardian of the Estate

Annual Report of Guardian of the Person

Guardian's Inventory


Name Change Packet 


Formulario de Queja (en espaƱol)
PFA Forms


Here you can find more forms used to conduct business with the prothonotary office.

*“Pro se litigants” are individuals who are representing themselves in a legal proceeding.
The Lycoming County Law Library has organized materials and resources for individuals who choose to represent themselves in a legal matter. Individuals who represent themselves in court proceedings are referred to as “pro se,” which in Latin means “for self.” The information provided online and in the law library may not be appropriate for your situation. The law library does not provide legal advice and should not be substituted for legal advice. If you have legal questions, you should contact a lawyer. Pro se litigants are held to the same standards as attorneys admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Representing yourself does not exempt you from understanding and following state-wide and local rules of court.


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