Bryan_WaltersBryan Walters has successfully served as Chester County’s Prothonotary since 2004. The Office of the Prothonotary is the legal custodian of all civil instruments and is responsible for filing, storing and securing various court-related documents including complaints, liens, transactions, as well as handling U.S. passports.

Under Bryan’s leadership, the Prothonotary’s Office has become modern, efficient, and self-supporting. He offers excellent customer service to the courts, the legal community and the general public. Bryan has earned the respect of the court and the legal community for the advances he has achieved; this includes upgrading the computer system to an efficiency level which will enable e-filing to be implemented. The Prothonotary’s Office will initiate e-filing which is the conversion of filed documents from paper to digital.

  1. Implemented a document imaging system which now allows electronic access to most public documents. This is an ongoing project with older documents now being imaged and uploaded.
  2. Increased net revenue every year and has consistently kept expenditures in line while maintaining the office at a high-level of efficiency
  3. Reached record levels of service and output while maintaining customer satisfaction and accuracy in filing acceptance.
  4. Earns consistently high marks for accuracy and efficiency in state and county audits. These quality audits help Chester County to maintain its AAA bond rating.
  5. Oversees cross-training of all staff in order to insure accuracy and efficiency in filing services. Since beginning this cross-training, staff morale and attendance have improved significantly.
  6. Developed and implemented a Strategic Business Plan to better see where the office is going, what needs to be accomplished, and how it will be done in a fiscally responsible manner.
  7. Sets budgets that are consistently on target—the office has been under its set budget since Bryan took office.

Bryan is a lifelong Chester County resident with deep family roots in Northern Chester County. For twenty years he managed his family business in Phoenixville, and served as Schuylkill Township Supervisor for ten years. He believes in his duty as an elected official and is highly regarded by his peers, the local legal community, and his staff. He will continue to bring progressive leadership and innovation to the Office of the Prothonotary.