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Clinton County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Clinton County Arrest Records?

Clinton County arrest records are official documents that provide information regarding apprehensions done by the Sheriff and local police departments in the county (with or without warrants). The Sheriff’s Office and the records departments of the local police are charged to maintain, process requests, and disseminate records of arrests made under their jurisdiction. These records contain information on how a suspected offender was arrested, the alleged crime committed, when and where the arrest was made, who made the arrest, and other specific details collected during booking. Details about arrests are also included in criminal records obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police’s Access, the unified judicial system, or third-party vendors. Interested persons should note that arrests are not the same thing as criminal convictions. It is common for law enforcement agencies to arrest innocent persons who may be released without charges or found not guilty by the court.

Crime Statistics

The Pennsylvania State Police collates criminal information from Clinton County and other counties in the state and makes them available through the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) system. According to the statistics on the website, Clinton County had 1,604 reported crimes in 2018. The statistic breaks these crimes into 252 violent crimes, 454 property crimes, 467 drug, and alcohol-related offenses, and 431 other crimes.

The crime-by-crime analysis shows that there were 18 rapes, 216 assaults, five robberies, and three arsons recorded in the same year. There were also 46 burglaries, 268 larceny thefts, 107 vandalisms, and eight vehicle thefts. In comparison, the crime data for 2017 reveal that Clinton County had 1,756 reported crimes in 2018. The statistic breaks these crimes into 247 violent crimes, 604 property crimes, 410 drug, and alcohol-related offenses, and 495 other crimes. The crime-by-crime data show that there were 11 rapes, 213 assaults, five robberies, and three arsons recorded in the same year. There were also 87 burglaries, 282 larceny thefts, 203 vandalisms, and nine vehicle thefts.

What are Clinton County Criminal Records?

Clinton County criminal records are documents and files that present comprehensive summaries of a person’s criminal history. These documents contain information collated by both law enforcement agencies and courts in the county or state concerning the individual’s arrest, disposition, conviction, and sentencing. Some of these may include;

  • The subject’s bio-data profile (name, gender, nationality, date of birth, etc.)
  • Mugshots, fingerprints and physical identifiers (height, race, tattoos)
  • The subject’s prior arrests and outstanding warrants (if any)
  • The subject’s indictments and criminal convictions

Due to the state’s unified judicial system, the county court where the individual was convicted maintains the conviction records while the Pennsylvania State Police maintains a statewide database of criminal information.

How Do I Get Clinton County Criminal Records?

Interested persons can obtain criminal records in Clinton County from the county court where individuals were convicted of crimes by querying or sending completed right-to-know form to the county prothonotary and clerk of courts at;

230 East Water Street,
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4007

Requesters must provide concise details like the subject’s name, date of birth, or social security number and indicate the type of information required. The clerk may require requesters to provide government-issued identification and fees for searching or duplicating records.

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) serves as the central repository of criminal information in the state and provides online access to criminal information via its PATCH platform. Requesters are required to provide information like volunteer organization name, first name, address, and phone number. Requesters are also required to supply the offender's details like names and crime information. Mail request requires individuals to download, fill, and submit the criminal record check form for volunteers and send to;

Pennsylvania State Police
Central Repository – RCPU
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17100-9758

For background checks on self, individuals should download the individual access and review form, and mail the completed copy to;

Pennsylvania State Police
Central Repository – RCPU
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17100-9758

Requesters should enclose fees, copies of government-issued photo identification, and legal affidavits or letters of representation with the request.

Lastly, background checks for non-volunteers require individual to download the background check form and send it along with required fees to;

Pennsylvania State Police
Central Repository – 164
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17100-9758

These records are the only kinds that can be notarized under special circumstances for an additional $5

Note: Pre-approved organizations have registered PATCH accounts for conducting criminal information checks.

How to Find Clinton County Sex Offender Information?

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is responsible for collating and maintaining a registry of all sex offenders working, living, and attending school in the state. The PSP makes the information publicly accessible through the Megan’s Law website. Individuals who wish to find offenders in Clinton County can obtain results in a few quick steps;

  1. Visit the county search page.
  2. Select Clinton on the dropdown menu.
  3. Check the "include incarcerated offenders" box (if required).
  4. Click submit

The requester will get a listing of offenders in the county and information such as full names, offense type, birth year, residential addresses, and employment addresses. Individuals can also conduct a more specific search by using the name search tool or searching by municipality, city, mile radius, zip code, etc. An index of non-compliant offenders who refuse to register after being convicted of offenses is also available on the site, and interested persons can also access a few community and notification tools on the site.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Clinton County Jail?

The Clinton County Correctional Facility allows both pre-trial and convicted offenders to receive visits from family, friends, and persons excluding the following;

  • Former detainees who were released from any correctional system within one year
  • Pre-released inmates and persons who are currently under parole or probation with any jurisdiction
  • Individuals with pending arrest warrants or criminal charges
  • Any active or former programmer, volunteer, or employee at any correctional system
  • The inmate’s victims

Inmates in the facility must initiate the application to have qualified persons added to their visitors' list. Individuals can find out their status by contacting the detainee via mail or calling (570) 769-7680. However, approved persons still have to follow the facilities guideline and rules concerning scheduling, visitations, and dress code before and during visits to the correctional facility at;

58 Pine Mountain Road
McElhattan, PA 17748

General visitation regulations include:

  • Approved visitors must schedule all visits in advance by calling the Visitation Officer no later than 5:00 p.m. the day before the preferred visiting date.
  • Visitors should schedule visits by calling (570) 769-7680 ext. 3600.
  • The Visitation Officer shall schedule appointments according to the inmate’s availability and housing unit schedule.
  • Visitors must arrive at least 10 minutes before the scheduled time for check-in or visits will be canceled.
  • Visitors who are delayed or unavailable for the scheduled visit should contact the Visitation Officer before the scheduled visiting time.
  • Approved visitors who fail to appear (without notice) after scheduling visits will be termed "No Show" and temporarily lose privileges.
  • Visitors must show valid photo identification.
  • Adult visitors are allowed to take a maximum of two children along.
  • Parents or legal guardians must accompany visitors who are under-18 throughout the visit.
  • Visitors cannot take personal or prohibited items (food, phones, knives, etc.) into the visitation room.
  • Failure to keep rules and negative conduct by detainees or visitors will lead to immediate termination of the visit.
  • Individuals should dress appropriately and respect the dress code.
  • Schedules are subject to changes.

Interested persons can get further information concerning the visitation hours and dress code by visiting the correctional facility website or calling the Visitation Officer.

Where and How to Find Clinton County Inmate Information?

The Clinton County Correctional Facility keeps records of all current and prior inmates. To locate inmates and get information, individuals should call the facility, or send completed right-to-know form via mail, fax, or an in-person visit to;

Clinton County Correctional Facility
58 Pine Mountain Road
P.O. Box 419
McElhattan, PA 17748
Telephone: (570) 769-7680
Fax: (570) 769-7637

Requests should include the inmate’s information such as full names, aliases, booking number, and date of birth.

What are Clinton County Court Records?

Clinton County court records include documents and files created, maintained, or distributed by a court within the county territory i.e. Courts of Common Pleas or Magisterial District Courts. Court records may include details of court proceedings or administrative practices. Examples include court orders, affidavits, dockets, transcripts, case files, and other documents generated or managed by the county courts.

The Clinton County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts department is responsible for processing record requests and issuing records to the public when records are open and to eligible persons when records are private or sealed by court order. Persons who qualify to access restricted records include those directly mentioned in the documents and persons authorized by court order.

Location of All Courts in Clinton County

Courts of Common Pleas in Clinton County
Clinton County Court of Common Pleas
230 East Main Street,
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4007
Fax: (570) 893-4288

Clinton County Orphans’ Court
2 Piper Way, #239
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4020
Fax: (570) 893-4041

Magisterial District Court in Clinton County
Clinton County Magisterial District Court 25-3-01
301 Frederick Street, #100,
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4086
Fax: (570) 893-4060

Clinton County Magisterial District Court 25-3-02
385 Beech Creek Avenue,
P.O. Box 174
Mill Hall, PA 17751
Phone: (570) 726-4064
Fax: (570) 726-7920

Clinton County Magisterial District Court 25-3-03
112 Ninth Street,
Renovo, PA 17764
Phone: (570) 923-9931
Fax: (570) 923-1218

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What are Clinton County Vital Records?

Vital records in Clinton County are documents that summarize or provide evidence of key life events like marriage, divorce, deaths, and births that occur in the county. These records are generated, maintained, and issued by different departments in the state or county. For instance, the Prothonotary, Register and Recorder, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

However, not all records are available to the public as there are different levels of restrictions placed on the disclosure of certain information and documents. Moreover, eligible individuals who wish to obtain records should be ready to provide a detailed description of the specific event such as the date of the event, location of the event, and names of registrants.

Where and How to Get Clinton County Divorce Records?

The Clinton County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts department maintains and issues records of annulments or divorces that happened in the Courts of Common Pleas located in the county. These records are open to the public except for sensitive information like social security numbers, medical reports, and financial details. The separated parties can seal divorce records, and these are only accessible to the said parties, their direct relatives, legal representatives, and persons with a court order.

Persons can obtain records by making queries in person or via a mailed request to;

Clinton County Prothonotary
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(570) 893-4007

Apart from requester details, letters should include the names of the divorcees, date of divorce (as narrowed-down as possible), and location of divorce. When required, requesters should provide government-issued photo identification and processing fees.

Where and How to Get Clinton County Marriage Records?

The Clinton County Register and Recorder department maintains and issues records of marriages that happened in the county from October 1885 to date. Uncertified copies of these records are open to the public but do not contain sensitive information like social security numbers and addresses. Certified copies and sealed records are accessible to the married couple, their direct relatives, legal representatives, and persons with a court order.

Persons can obtain records by making queries in person or via a mailed request to;

Clinton County Register & Recorder
2 Piper Way Suite 239
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Phone: (570) 893-4010

Apart from requester details, requests should include the names of the parties, date of marriage (as narrowed-down as possible), and location of the marriage. When required, requesters should provide government-issued photo identification and processing fees.

Where and How to Get Clinton County Birth Records?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health serves as the statewide repository of birth records and is responsible for issuing these records of births that occurred from 1906 to eligible parties. Access to these records is only available to the registrants, their direct relatives, and legally authorized persons. Persons can obtain records by submitting a completed request form, valid identification, and required fees via mail or in-person to the department at;

Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Requests should be ready to provide information like the subject’s names, gender, date of birth, place of birth, and parents’ full names. The department charges $20 per copy.

Note: The department also provides stillborn birth certificates upon request.

Where and How to Get Clinton County Death Records?

The Pennsylvania Department of Health serves as the statewide repository of death records and is responsible for issuing these records of deaths that occurred from 1906 to eligible parties. Access to these records is only available to the deceased’s direct relatives and legally authorized persons. Persons can obtain records by submitting a completed request form, valid identification, and required fees via mail or in-person to the department at;

Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Requests should be ready to provide information like the subject’s names, social security number, sex, date of death, and place of death. The department charges $20 per copy.

Note: The department also provides fetal death certificates upon request.