Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Welcome to the Lycoming County

Law Library

•48 West Third Street •Basement •Williamsport •PA• 17701•
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Thursday by appointment
Closed Tuesdays and Major Holidays
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.         


Family Law

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

Custody Complaint Flow Chart
Stipulation of Custody: When the parties are in agreement in 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. 5/7/18)
Custody Kit: To ask for some type of custody when there is no existing custody order.
•  Custody Kit (Rev. 7/27/18)
Modification of Custody Kit: To ask that an existing custody order be changed.
•  Modification of Custody Kit (Rev. 5/1/18)
Emergency Custody Kit: To ask for immediate custody because a child is in danger.
There must be evidence of a clear and present danger to the child.
This can be used whether or not there is an existing custody order.
•  Emergency Custody Kit (Rev. 7/27/18)
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. 5/6/19)
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. 5/1/18)
Petition to Intervene and Modify: For a third party, who is not the parent, to request some type of custody.
Petition to Intervene and Modify Custody (Rev. 7/27/18)
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. 6/24/19)
Custody Relocation Kit- Forms to file for permission to relocate your child(ren).
• Custody Relocation Kit (Rev. 7/27/18)
Custody Pre-Trial Memo: Forms to file a Pre-trial Memo with the Prothonotary.
Custody Pre-trial Memo (Rev. 12/3/18)
Rules of Standing: Rules for who can file for custody.
• Rules of Standing for Custody (Rev. 7/27/18)
Custoday Packets Fillable E-Forms
If you choose to use the E-Forms you will need to open BOTH the instructions AND the forms
in order to properly fill out the forms.
Instructions include important information on how to file  your forms and how to serve the other party.
Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/15/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/15/19)
Modification of Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/15/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/15/19)
Stipulation of Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/15/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/15/19)
Contempt of Custody Kit:
Instructions (Rev. 5/15/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/15/19)
Petition to Intervene and Modify Custody Kit
Instructions (Rev. 5/15/19)
Forms (Rev. 5/15/19)



Entry of Appearance as a Self-Represented Party
Criminal Record/ Abuse History Verification
Proof of Service Forms
Motion Cover Sheet
Civil Cover Sheet
Continuance Request Form
Acceptance of Service
Confidential Document Form
Confidential Information Form
Transcript Request Form
Scheduling Cover Sheet
Petition to Proceed Without Payment of Fees and Costs (IPF)
Petition for Involuntary Commitment of a Minor for Substance Abuse Treatment Act 53 (Rev. 12/21/18)
For more information, please contact West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission,
213 W 4th Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
(570) 323-8543



Notice of Appeal from District Magistrate Judgement

Appealing a District Magistrate Money Judgement (not an eviction) (Rev. 6/5/19)

How to file a civil complaint in Magisterial District Judge Court

How to appeal an eviction

Representing yourself in an eviction in Magisterial Disctrict Judge Court

Security deposit kit

Unemployment Compensation- Appealing a denial

Defending yourself in Magisterial District Judge Court

Stopping debt collection harassment

Filing a petition for appeal from suspension of driver's license or registration (Rev. 1/14/19)
Petition for Court Order Respecting Title to a Motor Vehicle (Rev. 5/29/19)


Filing a notice of appeal from summary criminal conviction (Rev. 1/14/19)

Private criminal complaint form


Deeds and Real Estate

Mortgage Foreclosure Homeowner's Options

Hemap Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies

Estate Planning

Annual Report of Guardian of the Estate

Annual Report of Guardian of the Person

Guadrian's Inventory


Divorce Proceedings Information
Forms and Information
Divorce Tracker Tool

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

Name Change Information
Name Change Packet


Bilingual Information
Formulario de Queja (en espaƱol)
PFA Forms

Other 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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