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Bedford County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Bedford County Arrest Records?

Bedford County arrest records are official documents that detail the arrest histories of individuals who have committed crimes in Bedford County. These records, which are maintained by the county’s law enforcement agencies and judicial administrative institutions, contain details on an alleged crime which includes personal information on the arrestee.

Crime Statistics

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting Data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the state of Pennsylvania recorded a total of 39,192 violent crimes and 190,816 property crimes in 2018, well below the national average. These figures, which include 784 murders, 9,848 robberies 24,077 aggravated assaults, 4,483 rapes, 27,104 burglaries, 150,596 larceny thefts, and 13,116 motor vehicle thefts, represent a 2.1% decrease in violent crimes and a 9.3% decrease in property crimes when compared with figures from the previous year.

What are Bedford County Criminal Records?

Bedford County criminal records are official documents that detail the criminal histories of individuals residing in Bedford County. This information is compiled and issued by the Pennsylvania State Police. However, some of these records can also be accessed locally at the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.

How Do I Get Bedford County Criminal Records?

Interested parties who wish to access criminal records in the state of Pennsylvania may do so by contacting the Pennsylvania State Police at:

1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone:
(717) 783-5494

The Pennsylvania State Police allows interested parties to apply for criminal background checks online through its Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History site. Requestors will be required to provide the name and date of birth of the subject of the background check as well as a valid government-issued ID and $22 per background check. Queries can be directed to toll-free number 1-888-QUERY-PA (1-(888) 783-7972).

In addition to this, interested parties can access criminal records locally by contacting the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office located at:

Bedford County Courthouse
200 South Juliana Street
1st floor
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone:
(814) 623-2910

It is important to note that obtaining these records from the sheriff’s office may require the payment of a fee.

How Do I Find Bedford County Sex Offender Information?

The Pennsylvania State Police maintains and regularly updates an online sex offender registry through which members of the public can access information on all registered sex offenders residing in Bedford County by performing searches based on name, county, municipality, city, zip code or mile radius. This registry also groups offenders under a non-compliant, sexually violent predator, and transient offender categories.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Bedford County Jail?

The Bedford County Correctional Facility provides all inmates with an Authorized Visitor List, on which the inmate can list up to 10 potential visitors. The names on this list can only be changed once every 30 days and only visitors who are listed on an inmate’s approved Authorized Visitor List may be permitted to visit the inmate at the correctional facility, which is located at:

425 Imlertown Road
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-2955

Visitation hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for male inmates, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for female inmates, and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays for juvenile inmates and inmates in RHU (Restrictive Housing Unit), and inmates are allowed a maximum 2 one hour visits per week from 3 visitors at a time. Visitors will be required to provide a valid government-issued photo ID which reflects the name, address, date of birth and gender provided on the inmate’s Authorized Visitor List and are expected to adhere to the facility’s visitation policy, which includes dressing appropriately, controlling any accompanying children and following staff directives during the visit.

Where and How to Find Bedford County Inmate Information?

The Bedford County Correctional Facility handles all inmate related queries. Interested parties who wish to obtain information in individuals incarcerated in Bedford County can contact the facility at:

425 Imlertown Road
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-2955

What are Bedford County Court Records?

Bedford County court records are documents that contain information generated during court proceedings in Bedford County. These records are maintained by the Bedford County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts and parties interested in accessing them may do so by contacting the office of the prothonotary/clerk of court at:

Bedford County Courthouse
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone:
(814) 623-4833
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays

In addition to this, interested members of the public can also access information on cases heard in Bedford County courts and view court calendars online by utilizing the UJS web portal provided by the Pennsylvania Judiciary.

Location of All Courts in Bedford County

Bedford County Court of Common Pleas
200 South Juliana St,
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-4833

Bedford County Magisterial District Court 57-3-00
200 South Juliana St,
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 624-2254

Bedford County Magisterial District Court 57-3-01
1563 Market St,
P.O. Box 58,
Schellsburg, PA 15559
Phone: (814) 733-4375

Bedford County Magisterial District Court 57-3-02
120 W John St,
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone: (814) 623-6918

Bedford County Magisterial District Court 57-3-03
2510 Raystown Rd,
Everett, PA 15537
Phone: (814) 652-2128

Bedford County Magisterial District Court 57-3-04
500 State St,
Everett, PA 15537
Phone: (814) 652-2523

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What are Bedford County Vital Records?

Bedford County vital records are records that mark life events, such as births, deaths, marriages, and divorces, that occur in the county. Some of these records are maintained and issued at a state level by the Pennsylvania Department of Health while others are issued locally by the county. Parties interested in obtaining copies of these records will be required to present a valid government-issued photo ID and pay all applicable fees.

Where and How to Get Bedford County Divorce Records

The Bedford County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts is the record custodian for divorce records in Bedford County. Parties who wish to access copies of these records may do so by contacting the office of the prothonotary/clerk of courts at:

Bedford County Courthouse
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone:
(814) 623-4833
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays

It is important to note that obtaining these records may require the payment of applicable fees.

Where and How to Get Bedford County Marriage Records

To obtain copies of marriage records for marriages that occurred in Bedford County, interested parties should contact the Bedford County Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mondays to Fridays at:

Bedford County Courthouse
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
Phone:
(814) 623-4833

Requestors may be required to pay a fee before obtaining copies of these records.

Where and How to Get Bedford County Birth Records

The Pennsylvania Department of Health maintains and issues copies of birth records for the state of Pennsylvania. Birth records are considered confidential and may only be issued to the registrant named on the record, the registrant’s immediate family including step-parents, step-children, great grandparents and great-grandchildren, and a legally authorized representative of the registrant. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid government-issued photo ID. In addition to this, birth records for deceased registrants may be accessed by a non-immediate member of the registrant’s family who can provide a copy of the registrant’s death certificate.

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of birth records will be required to submit a completed Application for a Birth Certificate in person or via mail to:

Division of Vital Records
Birth Certificate Processing Unit
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Queries can be directed to (724) 656-3100 between the hours of 7:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays.

Birth records cost $20 per copy. However, for members of the U.S. Armed Forces who are in either in active service or were honorably discharged from service, this fee is waived when they apply for copies of their own birth certificates, the birth certificate of a current spouse, or a late spouse if the requestor is not remarried and the birth certificate of a dependent child.

Where and How to Get Bedford County Death Records

Bedford County death records may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of Health by the immediate family, including step-parents, step-children, great grandparents, and great-grandchildren, of the decedent named on the record. Death records may also be issued to an ex-spouse of the decedent, an individual showing a direct financial interest to the decedent and a legally authorized representative of the decedent, all of whom will be required to provide documentation to establish direct interest. Extended family members of the decedent who indicate a direct relationship to the decedent can also obtain copies of death records. However, it should be noted that these parties may be required to provide documentation establishing their relationship.

All applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a valid government-issued ID and pay a $20 fee for each copy of the death record requested, which is waived when requesting for death records of members of the U.S. Armed Forces who were either in active service or honorably discharged at the time of death. It should be noted that this waiver only takes effect if the applicant is the decedent’s legal spouse, the decedent’s dependent child, an authorized representative of the decedent’s estate, or the funeral director listed on the death record for decedents listed as veterans.

To obtain a copy of a death record, requestors will be required to complete an Application for Death Certificate which may be submitted either in person or via mail to:

Division of Vital Records
Birth Certificate Processing Unit
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Queries can be directed to the department of health’s vital records office at (724) 656-3100 between the hours of 7:15 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Mondays to Fridays.