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Pennsylvania Criminal Clearance

The Pennsylvania State Police has established a web-based computer application called “Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History” or PATCH.  Using this system, a requestor can apply for a criminal background check on an individual.  Eighty percent of the time, “No Record” certificates are returned immediately through the Internet to the requestor.


A $10.00 fee applies to process the clearance online.  The requester will be required to pay via credit card or debit card online.  Below is a link to access the “PATCH” website:

Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History

300 Kennedy Ave | Duquesne, PA 15110 | (412) 466-9600