Divorce records in Bucks County, Pennsylvania are public records. Docket information can be found at the county's Web site, however, physical copies of court proceedings and transcripts are only available at the prothonotary's office in the courthouse in Doylestown. You can search online using only partial information, however, the more details used in the search the more accurate the results.
Go to www.buckscounty.org and click "Online Services" in the navigation bar
Click to Enter the "Public Access System" link just below the first paragraph on the page.
Click on the "http://propublic.co.bucks.pa.us/psi" link about halfway down the page, under the heading "Prothonotary and Domestic Relations."
Click on "Family Court Search" from the list of options in the left navigation bar. Fill out any information you have regarding the divorce record you are looking for. The more information you provide the more specific and accurate the search will be. For the purpose of this example we will search for the last name "Smith" under party search. A new page will open with more than 1,000 cases listed 10 to a page.
Click on the column title "Case Number." This will sort the cases by number. Numbers start with the year the case began. You can sort the cases several different ways including party name, date commenced, and case type among others.
Clicking on the title of the column a second time reverses the order of the selection. There should be at least two divorce cases on the first page.
Click on the "Select" link to the left of the case you are looking for. You can open the next page in order by clicking on the blue numbers at the bottom of the page. By clicking on the Select link you will be shown all the docket entries for that case.
Some older cases may not include all docket entries. Filings, hearings and rulings will be listed. For copies of court records and transcripts you must go to the prothonotary's office in Doylestown.
Going to the courthouse
Go to the prothonotary's office inside the Doylestown Courthouse, 55 East Court Street. You will need to pass through a metal detector. The main entrance is on East Court Street and opens to the second floor. However, parking is available opposite the courthouse on North Main Street. The prothonotary's office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Ask a court clerk in the prothonotary's office for a copy of the case in question. A docket number will expedite the process. Names and other information can help as well.
Be prepared to pay the copy fee if you want a copy of the case files. In recent years Pennsylvania law has varied regarding costs for copies of court records, including fees covering the clerk's pay at a given interval and fees per page.