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Fayette County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Fayette County Public Records?

The Pennsylvania Right-To-Know-Law describes Fayette County public records as records that contain details of an agency's activities or transactions. Under the law, public records Fayette County agencies generate or maintain should be open to disclosure regardless of characteristics or physical form. These records may include a document, letter, paper, photograph, sound recording, tape, file, or other information stored electronically.

Although it ensures public access, the Right-To-Know Law states that some records should be considered confidential and therefore closed to the general public. Some examples of exempt records include:

  • Records with information that could cause loss of state or federal funds if disclosed
  • Records containing law enforcement, national defense, homeland security, military or general public safety information, if disclosure could threaten public safety, preparedness, or protection
  • Records classified by state or federal military authority
  • Records where disclosure would cause a demonstrable or substantial risk of physical harm
  • Records where disclosure could jeopardize the safety or physical security of a building, public utility, or infrastructure
  • Information containing an individual’s psychological, psychiatric, or medical history, or disability status. These include details of a consultation, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or prescription
  • Records that contain personal identification information on any individual. These include a social security number, personal financial information, driver's license number, and phone numbers. Other examples are employee numbers, a spouse's or dependent's information, and a judge or law enforcement officer's home address. The exemption does not consider a public official's name, salary, position, payments, or employment contract. Agencies may make records available to the public after redacting confidential parts.
  • The draft of an agency’s bill, resolution, regulation, management directive, or statement of policy
  • Trade secrets or confidential proprietary information which derives potential or actual economic value from its scarcity or unavailability
  • All personal working papers or notes prepared for or by a public official or agency if created for personal use or without an official purpose
  • Records of a criminal investigation, including complaints, investigative materials, the identity of a victim, a confidential source, or suspect, or any record that could deprive a person of their right to a fair trial

Fayette County Crime Statistics

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) provides statewide crime statistics regularly uploaded to the Pennsylvania UCR Program’s online database. In 2020, Fayette County reported 3,123 Part 1 crimes, including 9 murder and nonnegligent manslaughter cases, 58 rape incidents, 51 robberies, 269 aggravated assaults, and 912 simple assaults. Other reported offenses include 279 burglaries, 90 motor vehicle thefts, and 30 arson cases. The most committed crime was larceny-theft, with 1,425 reported cases. In 2019, the report showed a total of 3,386 Part 1 crimes, representing a 7.76% decrease in crime reports.

Are Fayette County Criminal Records Public?

Fayette County criminal records are public records. Anyone interested in personal or third-party criminal records may reach out to the Pennsylvania State Police to submit online or mail requests. Online requests are possible via the PSP’s Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (PATCH). Each request costs a $22 non-refundable fee, payable via a credit card or a registered billing account. Searchers must ensure that information entered is accurate as the PATCH charges request fees regardless of user errors. Notarized copies are also available at $5 per copy. To use PATCH, registration is not required.

Persons who prefer mail requests should complete and submit copies of the PSP’s Criminal History Request Form (SP4-164). Mail requests also cost $22 plus $5 for notarized copies. However, qualified volunteers may obtain Fayette criminal records for free by submitting the SP4-164A form. Mail orders are payable by checks or money orders made out to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Record seekers should submit requests to the:

Pennsylvania State Police Central Repository - RCPU
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9758

How to Obtain Fayette County Police Reports and Arrest Records

Persons seeking Fayette County arrest records and police reports may contact the Sheriff’s Office. Requests should properly describe the desired records, including details such as names of relevant persons, incident dates, charge information, and an incident description. Requesters must note that copies of records from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office may cost varying fees. Residents may request Fayette arrest records and police reports at the following address:

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1295
Fax: (724) 430-4030
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays through Fridays

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Fayette County

The Pennsylvania State Police maintains a searchable online registry that contains details of registered sex offenders in the state. Persons seeking Fayette County sex offender information may search the PSP’s Megan’s Law Website by name, city, municipality, county, mile radius, and zip. Users may also search specifically for transient offenders, sexually violent delinquent children, sexually violent predators, and non-compliant offenders. Details obtainable via the registry include:

  • Full name and aliases
  • Physical description
  • Photographs
  • Offender type
  • Registration date
  • Offense details
  • Conviction date
  • Vehicles owned
  • Home, employment, and school addresses

How to Find Fayette County Inmate Records

Members of the general public can obtain Fayette County inmate records from the Fayette County Prison. Interested persons may submit requests that contain an inmate’s details, such as a full name, booking date, charge information, and other known specifics. Requests should be submitted to the:

Fayette County Prison
12 Court Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1222
Fax: (724) 430-3059

How Do I Visit an Inmate in the Fayette County Prison?

The Fayette County Prison has a Main Prison facility and an Annex, with different visitation schedules for each facility. Residents looking to visit the Main Prison must call (724) 430-1222 to schedule a visit according to the facility’s schedule. The Main Prison does not allow visits on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays. On other days, visitation is according to the first letter of the inmate’s last name. A visit may last up to 30 minutes with a maximum of two visitors. Interested persons may call and schedule as follows:

  • A through F - Sundays
  • G through L - Mondays
  • M through R - Tuesdays
  • S through Z - Sundays

Residents who intend to visit the Annex building should call (724) 430-1222 to schedule a visit depending on the inmate’s housing unit. Visits at the Annex are from 8:05 am to 10:35 am on Mondays through Fridays. However, these times may change.

Anyone visiting either facility must produce a proper identification card and also submit to a search. Appropriate identification includes a driver’s license with a current address, an active military identification card, photo identification with a current address, and a passport with a current address.

Eligible visitors should be on the inmate’s visiting list. Also, persons incarcerated in the six months before the visit are not eligible. In addition to these requirements, staff at either building may deny visitors for any of the following reasons:

  • Inadequate space available at the visiting area
  • Visitor appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Improper behavior by the inmate or the visitor
  • Visitor defaces or destroys equipment or any part of the facility
  • Any state of emergency
  • Any condition that the Lieutenant or Shift Commander believes is a threat to the prison

Both facilities enforce a strict dress code that disallows revealing or otherwise inappropriate clothing. Examples include half shirts, halter tops, tube tops, micro-mini skirts, and see-through clothing.

Court Records

In Fayette County, the Courts of Common Pleas, an Orphans’ Court, and Managerial District Courts handle all civil and criminal matters. The Fayette County Court of Common Pleas is the county’s court of general jurisdiction, while others have varying but limited jurisdiction over specific case types.

Locations of Courts in Fayette County

Fayette County Court of Common Pleas -
Clerk of Courts (Criminal), Prothonotary (Civil), and Orphans’ Court
Fayette County Courthouse
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA
Phone: (724) 430-1253 (Criminal),
Phone: (724) 430-1272 (Civil/Prothonotary)
Phone: (724) 430-1206 (Orphans’ Court)
Fax: (724) 438-8410 (Criminal)
Fax: (724) 430-4555 (Civil/Prothonotary)
Fax: (724) 430-1275 (Orphans’ Court)

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-1-01
88 N Gallatin Ave
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 439-2954
Fax: (724) 434-2787

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-1-02
601 S Arch Street
Connellsville, PA 15425
Phone: (724) 628-8060
Fax: (724) 628-9631

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-2-01
362 S Mount Vernon Ave
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 439-2644
Fax: (724) 434-2780

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-2-02
521 Johnston Ave
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 437-0557
Fax: (724) 434-2769

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-2-03
113C Thornton Road
Brownsville, PA 15417
Phone: (724) 785-6966
Fax: (724) 785-7402

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-3-02
1 E Church Ave
Masontown, PA 15461
Phone: (724) 583-1620
Fax: (724) 583-1624

Fayette County Magisterial District Court 14-3-04
3177 Pittsburgh Street
Star Junction, PA 15482
Phone: (724) 736-0570
Fax: (724) 736-0575

Are Fayette County Court Records Public?

Fayette County court records are public records according to Pennsylvania law. Court case details, such as charge information, court dates, details of litigants, and judgment records, are available. Pennsylvania law however allows the Fayette County Clerk of Courts to prevent public access to some records. Record seekers may not inspect or obtain copies of juvenile records, adoption proceedings, and sealed or expunged records. Furthermore, Fayette court records that contain sensitive information are also inaccessible.

Can You Look Up a Fayette County Court Case Online?

Residents may find online Fayette County court records using the case search provided by the Pennsylvania Judiciary Web Portal. Users may find records by docket number, incident number, complaint number, citation number, attorney, participant name, offense tracking number (OTN), and organization. Residents should note that recent entries made at the respective Fayette County courts may not be immediately available online.

How to Obtain Fayette County Civil Court Case Records

The Fayette County Prothonotary’s Office maintains civil court records. Unless sealed by the court, all interested persons may access civil court records using the public terminals at the office, or by requesting physical copies. Persons in need of these records may visit the Prothonotary’s Office or send written requests containing a description of the record, the record type, litigants’ names, dates, and other record specifics. Record seekers should submit requests to the:

Fayette County Prothonotary’s Office
Fayette County Courthouse
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1272

How to Obtain Fayette County Criminal Court Case Records

The Fayette County Clerk of Courts maintains records of criminal court cases. Members of the general public may submit in-person or mail requests for non-confidential criminal court records after providing the Clerk’s Office with a description of the desired record. Interested persons may submit requests containing record details to the following address:

Fayette County Clerk of Courts
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1253
Fax: (724) 438-8410

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What are Fayette County Vital Records?

Fayette County vital records are records of life events that happen in the county. Vital records care created and maintained by government agenciesand include details of divorces, marriages, births, and deaths. Fayette vital records are obtainable from the Prothonotary, Register of Wills, and the state’s Department of Health. Under Pennsylvania law, not all vital records are open to public disclosure.

Where and How to Obtain Fayette County Divorce Records

Divorce records are obtainable from the Fayette County Prothonotary. All Fayette divorce records are available to members of the general public unless sealed by the court. Interested persons may fill the divorce decree request form with the full name of either ex-spouse, the year of divorce or approximate year if exact data is uncertain, the requester’s full name and return address, and a case number if known. Each Fayette County divorce decree costs $14, payable by cash or a money order payable to the Fayette County Prothonotary. Personal checks are not acceptable. Record seekers should submit completed requests to the following address and allow three days of processing:

Fayette County Prothonotary
61 E. Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1272

Where and How to Get Public Fayette County Marriage Records?

Fayette County marriage records are available at the county’s Register of Wills office for marriages since September 30, 1885. Interested parties may contact the office by mail or in person. Obtaining copies of Fayette County marriage records requires providing details of the record. Required information includes both spouses' full and maiden names, the marriage date, marriage license number, and the marriage location. The requester should also add personal details, including their name, address, city, zip code, and phone number.

Fayette County marriage certificates cost $10, payable by checks made out to the Register of Wills. Requesters may visit the Register of Wills office or send completed marriage record application forms to the following address:

Fayette County Register of Wills
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1206
Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Where and How to Find Fayette County Birth Records

The Pennsylvania Department of Health maintains records of all state births since 1906 and issues copies through its Division of Vital Records. Pennsylvania law does not provide for public access to Fayette County birth certificates. Only the subject of the record and others with specific relationships to the subject are eligible. Authorized persons include:

  • The subject named on the birth certificate
  • A spouse
  • A parent, stepparent, grandparent, or great-grandparent. A requesting stepparent must provide a marriage certificate to support their claim
  • A child, grandchild, or great-grandchild
  • A sibling or half-sibling
  • A stepson or stepdaughter with a copy of their parent’s marriage certificate
  • An attorney or legal representative with supporting documentation
  • Anyone with Power of Attorney
  • If the subject is deceased, a family member not listed above, upon providing the subject’s death certificate

Fayette birth certificates cost $20. However, the Department of Health may waive request fees if the requester or their spouse is a member of the US Armed Forces or was honorably discharged from office. This also includes widows and widowers that are yet to remarry. Parties should note that the waiver applies only if the requester is applying for a personal, spouse’s, or dependent child’s birth certificate. If the child is over 18 years old, the process requires additional documents to support dependency. Requesters should also note that the waiver only covers the cost of the certificate.

Fayette County birth records are requestable online or by mail. Online requests cost an additional $10 processing fee, payable by credit card. Each mail requester must send a completed Application for Birth Certificate with a valid government-issued photo ID that includes a mailing address. If a government-issued ID is unavailable, the requester may submit two current documents that verify their name and current address. Applicable examples include a utility bill, car registration or agreement, bank statement, or a pay stub. Requesters should also attach checks or money orders made out to Vital Records before submitting requests to the:

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

The Register of Wills Office maintains records of Fayette County births from 1893 to 1905. Each record costs a $5 search charge payable by a check made out to Register of Wills. Interested persons may send request letters with all known details of the record’s subject to the following address or visit in person:

Fayette County Register of Wills
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1206
Hours: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday

Where and How to Find Fayette County Death Records

Fayette County death records are obtainable from the Division of Vital Records at the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The department maintains records of births since 1906 and only issues copies to the following related persons who are at least 18 years old:

  • A spouse or ex-spouse
  • A child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or stepchild
  • A sibling or half sibling
  • A parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, or stepparent
  • A requester with Power of Attorney
  • An attorney or legal representative of the decedent’s estate
  • Any requester with proof of direct financial interest
  • A government office assuming administration of an estate
  • A representative of the decedent’s estate
  • Extended family members that can establish a direct relationship

Fayette County death certificates cost $20 for requesters who are not members of the US Armed Forces. Where the requester or their spouse (including widowers and widows who did not remarry) is a member of the US Armed Forces or was honorably discharged, the department may waive fees if the request is for their spouse’s or dependent child’s death certificate. Fee waivers only cover the original cost of the death certificate.

Residents may request Fayette death certificates online or by mail. Online requests cost an additional $10 service fee. Each mail request requires a completed Application for Death Certificate, money order or check made out to Vital Records, and valid identification. All documents should be submitted to:

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

Are Property Records Open to the Public in Fayette County?

In compliance with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law, property records in Fayette County are available to the public for inspection and retrieval except marked confidential by court rulings or state statute. The Fayette Recorder of Deeds and the assessor’s office keep online property records search portals, these offices can be contacted by members of the public for general inquiries and another request, the offices are located at

Recorder of Deeds Office
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1238
Fax: (724) 430-1458

The office hours of the recorder of deed are from Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Fayette County

Physical property records such as Deeds, Easements, Land plans, Mortgages, Releases, Restrictions, Road right-of-ways, and Surveys are available for retrieval solely at the Fayette Recorder of Deeds office. Interested persons can retrieve physical copies by contacting the clerk’s office located:

Recorder of Deeds Office
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1238
Fax: (724) 430-1458

How to Look Up Fayette County Property Records

The Fayette County Recorder of Deeds makes property records online through an online search portal. The portal maintained by the Fayette Recorder of Deeds office can be searched by the following criteria: owner name, business name, and document identification number. The fee to access the service is $0.50 per page with a maximum charge of $5.00 per document.

Location of Fayette County Property Assessors

Harry J. Brownfield, ESQ, CPE
Chief Assessor/Director of Assessments
61 E Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 430-1350
Fax: (724) 430-1356