Lancaster County: Judge Henry S. Kenderdine Jr. Self Help Center

Authored By: Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas


Located on the first floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse, the Lancaster County Court Self Help Center opened in July 2004. The main purpose of the center is to provide one central location where self-represented litigants can obtain some of the information and forms that they may need to represent themselves in certain types of court actions.

Neither the staff in the center nor the staff in any court office will be able to give you legal advice or help you fill out the forms. The information in the packets is not to be a substitute for professional legal advice tailored to a specific situation.

The following information packets may be purchased at the Center or downloaded free from the Court's website:

  • How to file for custody ($10)
  • How to modify a custody order ($10)
  • How to file for contempt of a custody order ($10)
  • How to file for a no-fault divorce with no property to divide ($10)
  • How to file for support ($5)
  • How to file an in forma pauperis petition ($1)
  • How to file an appeal from a license suspension ($5)
  • How to file an appeal from a vehicle registration suspension ($5)
  • How to file a involuntary transfer of vehicle Title ($5)
  • How to file a summary appeal ($5)
  • How to file for expungement (ARD) ($5)
  • How to file a petition for a name change ($5)
  • How to file certain types of actions at a Magisterial Disrict Court ($5)
  • How to file certain types of actions in the Register of Wills office ($10)

Download Forms (Free)

Courthouse Address:

50 N. Duke St.
First Floor
P.O. Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608


Self Help Center Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, Wednesday
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


If you want to obtain the services of an attorney in Lancaster County but do not know whom to contact, you may call the Lawyer Referral Service at 717-393-0737.

Note: Use of all or part of the data displayed on the Self Help Center website for commercial or other unauthorized purposes is prohibited.

Last Review and Update: Nov 18, 2016