NOTE: Please be aware that the fee for the PA State Police Criminal Record Check is $22.00 for applicants who complete an application for Employment, Adoption, Foster Care, Other or Visa purposes.
Volunteers will not be affected, as the fee will remain waived so long as the PA State Police Criminal Record Check application is completed for Volunteer purposes.
Please direct calls to the PATCH Helpdesk – 1-888-783-7972
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.