Instant Access to Pennsylvania State, County and Municipal Records

"Publicly available records are a fundamental guarantee of our Freedoms & Democracy."
William Ratcher - Founder of

Pennsylvania Public Records

The Pennsylvania State Records website has a mission to provide every person with the right to seek out and obtain Pennsylvania public records. This right is in accordance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law, which specifies that all government information and records are presumed public.

The goal of this website is to ensure all members of the general public have the right to access Pennsylvania state public records. This can be done without requiring a reason for accessing such information, or providing personal information, unless the requested information is confidential by law or court decision.

The information documented on this website includes criminal records, court records, vital records and state background checks; including over 100 million transparent public records.

This website features a search function to aid Pennsylvania citizens with the ability to locate information, which will be presented accurately and immediately. These records are gathered starting in the year 1775, and cover all 67 counties in Pennsylvania. This allows Pennsylvania citizens to abide by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a fair and just society for all.