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Welcome to Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History

PATCH Helpdesk 1-888-QUERY-PA (1-888-783-7972)

Our current response time for record requests labeled UNDER REVIEW is between two to three weeks from the date the request was made. Thank you for your patience as we process your request.

All requests for Notarized copies of a Criminal Record Check MUST BE mailed in.

***ATTENTION REGISTERED ACCOUNT USERS***


  • WHEN THE FREE VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS IS ACTIVATED ON JULY 25, 2015 REGISTERED ACCOUNT HOLDERS WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO RUN “VOLUNTEERS” THROUGH THEIR ACCOUNT. THE VOLUNTEER BUTTON ON THE MAIN LOGON PAGE TO PATCH WILL BE THE ONLY MEANS OF RUNNING FREE VOLUNTEER CHECKS.
  • REGISTERED ACCOUNTS WHICH ONLY RUN “VOLUNTEERS” WILL BE LOCKED AND WILL NO LONGER FUNCTION FOR VOLUNTEER AGENCIES.


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Why does PATCH exist?

Its purpose is to better enable the public to obtain criminal history record checks. The repository was created and is maintained in accordance with Pennsylvania's Criminal History Information Act contained in Chapter 91 of Title 18, Crimes Code. This Act also directs the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) to disseminate criminal history data to criminal justice agencies, non-criminal justice agencies and individuals on request. Criminal justice agencies can access all of an individual's criminal history record information (CHRI). Requests made by noncriminal justice agencies and individuals are subject to edit criteria contained in the law.
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Dispositions

Dispositions on most criminal cases can be accessed by reviewing court docket sheets located at the Pennsylvania Judiciary web portal site: http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/DocketSheets.aspx Clicking the "HELP" link on this page will provide information as to how to access the public docket sheets. However, public docket sheet information should not be used in place of a criminal history background check, which can only be provided by the Pennsylvania State Police.

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