County of Mercer
Office of the Prothonotary

Ruth Bice, Prothonotary

Ruth Bice


Years Elected: 2012

Bio Ruth Bice was elected Prothonotary in November 2011 and took office January 3, 2012. She previously worked in the office for over 7 years and served as Deputy Prothonotary for 4 years.  Ruth has over 30 year’s government and Courthouse experience, with 13 years’ of service in the Recorder of Deeds office and 12 years in the Clerk of Courts office.  

The Prothonotary’s office files mortgage foreclosures, credit card default, custody actions, divorces and all other civil litigation.  The Prothonotary accepts passport applications, registers the notary public signatures, and keeps the naturalization records. Liens and judgments are also filed in the office.