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Welcome to Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History

Response times for record requests labeled "UNDER REVIEW" vary depending upon the volume of requests received. While every attempt is made to process inquiries as quickly as possible, turnaround times on these requests can be expected to take between four to six weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience as we process all requests as quickly as resources allow.

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All requests for Notarized copies of a Criminal Record Check MUST BE submitted by mail.

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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 on most criminal cases can be accessed by reviewing court docket sheets located at the Pennsylvania Judiciary web portal site: 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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