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Schuylkill County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What are Schuylkill County Public Records?

According to Pennsylvania Right to Know Law, Schuylkill County public records include information that evidence the operations of an agency and that is maintained pursuant to a legal provision or in connection with a public business. Schuylkill public records encompass texts, documents, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, recordings of film or sound, information recorded or preserved electronically, and a document processed by data or image. Regardless, the following records are not considered public in Schuylkill:

  • Records of a person’s medical, psychiatric or psychological history or disability status;
  • Certain personal information, such as Social Security number, driver’s license number, personal financial information, personal telephone numbers, personal email addresses, employee number, or other confidential personal identification numbers;
  • The draft of a bill, resolution, regulation, statement of policy, management directive, ordinance, or amendment thereto prepared by or for an agency;
  • Trade secrets or confidential proprietary information;
  • Records that their disclosure will lead to the loss of government funds;
  • Records that their disclosure would reasonably result in a substantial risk of physical harm to or the personal security of an individual;
  • Records that their disclosure will create a reasonable belief that the safety of a building, utility, infrastructure, facility, or information storage system will be endangered;
  • Records or information about computer hardware, software, or networks that their disclosure would likely jeopardize computer security

Schuylkill County Crime Statistics

The Pennsylvania State Police provides crime statistics for Schuylkill County and other counties in the state. According to its annual crime publication, Schuylkill County recorded 318 violent crimes and 1,556 property crimes in 2018. A detailed breakdown of the county’s 2018 violent crime statistics shows that local law enforcement agencies recorded five murders, 39 rapes, 26 robberies, and 248 aggravated assaults. Property crimes reported in the same period include 275 burglaries, 1,198 larcenies, and 83 motor vehicle thefts. These figures indicate that the violent crime rate increased by 21% while property crime declined by 17% from the previous year. Murder reduced by 50%, rape by 22%, robbery by 24%, and burglaries by 19%. Within the same period, aggravated assault and motor vehicle thefts increased by 33% and 19% respectively.

Are Schuylkill County Criminal Records Public?

Schuylkill County criminal records are public in line with state laws. The Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (PATCH) Unit of the State Police provides the criminal history records for all counties in the state. To request a Schuylkill criminal record, visit EPATCH online portal and select ‘submit a new record check’. Each check costs $22, payable with a credit card. To utilize this service, requesters are to provide the subject's Name, Date of Birth, and sometimes the Social Security Number. Additional criteria for identifying records include Sex, Race, Maiden Name, and Aliases. When a notarized copy of a criminal history report is required, download and complete the Criminal History Request Form - SP4-164. Forward the completed form along with a money order for the fee of $22 plus a $5 notarization fee to:

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

For further inquiries, contact the PATCH helpdesk at 1-888-QUERY-PA (888) 783-7972.

How to Obtain Schuylkill County Police Reports and Arrest Records?

Schuylkill County arrest records and police reports are provided by the police departments in the cities, boroughs, and towns where the events covered occurred. For more information on obtaining Schuylkill arrest records, contact the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office at

Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office
401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1440
Fax: (570) 628-1014

Accident reports are available from the Pennsylvania State Police and cost $22 each. To request a copy of an accident report, complete Form SP7-0015. Enclose a money order or certified check for the fee and mail the request to

Pennsylvania State Police
Attention: Crash Reports Unit
1800 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Interested persons can also obtain accident reports online through the Crash Report Request Site.

How to Find Sex Offender Information in Schuylkill County?

In compliance with the state’s Megan’s Law, the Pennsylvania State Police maintains a sex offender registry for all counties in the state. To find sex offender information in Schuylkill County, search the Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registry by name, municipality, zip code, or street address. Members of the County can also search for non-compliant offenders as well as known violent delinquent children and transient offenders. Schuylkill County residents can register to be alerted when a new registered sexual offender moves into their neighborhoods. Contact Megan’s Law Section of the Pennsylvania State Police toll-free at (866) 771-3170 for more information.

How to Find Schuylkill County Inmate Records?

The Schuylkill County Prison is the only detention facility in the county. It is managed by the Schuylkill County Sheriff’s Office. To find Schuylkill County inmate records, interested persons should contact the jail facility at

Schuylkill County Jail
230 Sandersons Street
Pottsville, PA 17901-1738
Phone: (570) 628-1450

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Schuylkill County Jail?

To visit an inmate at the Schuylkill County Jail, contact the jail authority at

Schuylkill County Jail
230 Sandersons Street
Pottsville, PA 17901-1738
Phone: (570) 628-1450

Court Records

Schuylkill County courts are a part of the state’s 21st Judicial District. The county’s courts include three Courts of Common Pleas and seven Magisterial District Courts. The Court of Common Pleas is the primary court of trial with different divisions.

Location of Courts in Schuylkill County

Schuylkill County Courts of Common Pleas

Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas - Clerk of Courts (Criminal)
Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 North 2nd Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1140
Fax: (570) 628-1143

Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas - Prothonotary (Civil)
Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 North 2nd Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1270
Fax: (570) 628-1261

Schuylkill County Orphans’ Court
Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 North 2nd Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1382
Fax: (570) 628-1384

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Courts

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-2-01
619 West Oak Street
Frackville, PA 17931
Phone: (570) 874-1704
Fax: (570) 874-2360

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-3-01
Borough Building
301 Second Street
P.O. Box 13
Port Carbon, PA 17965
Phone: (570) 628-5351
Fax: (570) 628-5394

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-3-03
Borough Building
209 North Warren Street
P.O. Box 189
Orwigsburg, PA 17961
Phone: (570) 366-0244
Fax: (570) 366-8901

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-3-04
19 North Pine Street
P.O. Box 25
Tremont, PA 17981
Phone: (570) 695-3128
Fax: (570) 695-2606

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-3-05
33 South Main Street
Shenandoah, PA 17976
Phone: (570) 462-2680
Fax: (570) 462-2682

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-3-06
320 East Broad Street
Tamaqua, PA 18252
Phone: (570) 668-3535
Fax: (570) 668-1750

Schuylkill County Magisterial District Court 21-3-07
200 East Arch Centre Street, #125
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 622-9181
Fax: (570) 628-6815

Are Schuylkill County Court Records Public?

Schuylkill County court records are considered public in line with the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law except for records restricted from public access by legislation or by court order. The Schuylkill County Clerk of Court’s Office maintains the criminal court records of the Court of Common Pleas while civil court records are maintained by the Schuylkill Prothonotary’s Office. Similarly, court records for the Schuylkill County Orphans' Court are accessible from the Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan's Court’s Office. Schuylkill court records are also accessible at the state level via the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Web Portal.

Can You Look Up a Schuylkill County Court Case Online?

Interested parties can look up a Schuylkill County case online. The Orphan’s Court records can be viewed online at its online service page. Also, the Prothonotary Division of the Court of Common Pleas makes its case dockets available for public access online on the office's website. Docket sheets for Schuylkill County Criminal Courts of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts proceedings can be viewed and printed from the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania Web Portal.

How to Obtain Schuylkill County Civil Court Case Records?

The Prothonotary’s Office maintains Schuylkill County civil court records. Interested persons can look up these records online through the Civil Case Search or request certified copies from the Prothonotary’s Office at

Schuylkill County Prothonotary
Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 North 2nd Street 1st Floor
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1270

Photocopies cost 25 cents per page while the courts charge $8 for record certification. $25 fee will be charged for records that must be retrieved from the Schuylkill County Archives or an off-site storage location.

How to Obtain Schuylkill County Criminal Court Records?

To obtain certified copies of Schuylkill County criminal court records, visit the respective courthouses at the addresses above. The regular business hours for the courthouses are between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Photocopies cost 25 cents per page while the courts charge $8 for record certification.

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What are Schuylkill County Vital Records?

Schuylkill County vital records are official records that evidence the occurrence of certain life events within the county. These include Schuylkill marriage, birth, divorce, and death records. Schuylkill County divorce records are kept by the Schuylkill County Prothonotary. The Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court maintains Schuylkill marriage records while the Pennsylvania State Department of Health maintains Schoylkill birth and death records. Most Pennsylvania vital records are open only to qualified persons. A requester must be one of the qualified persons to obtain copies of these records.

Where and How to Obtain Schuylkill County Divorce Records?

Divorce records for Schuylkill County are filed with the Office of the Prothonotary responsible for the Civil Division of the Court of the Common Pleas. To obtain Schuylkill County divorce records, contact the Prothonotary’s Office at

Schuylkill County Prothonotary
Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 North 2nd Street 1st Floor
Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone: (570) 628-1270

Where and How to Get Public Schuylkill County Marriage Records?

Schuylkill County marriage records are maintained by the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court. Certified copies cost $10 each. There is an additional $5 search fee for every five years of records searched. To order a Schuylkill County marriage certificate, interested persons should call (570) 628-1377. The acceptable methods of payment are Credit Card and Money Order.

Where and How to Get Confidential Marriage Records in Schuylkill County?

All marriage records in Schuylkill CountySchuylkill County are considered public. Schuylkill County marriage records are maintained by the Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphan's Court. Certified copies cost $10 each. There is an additional $5 search fee for every five years of records searched.

Where and How to Find Schuylkill County Birth Records?

The Vital Records Department of the Pennsylvania Department of Health has on record Schuylkill County birth records from 1906 to the present. Persons eligible to request these records include:

  • The record’s subject
  • Spouse
  • Parent or step-parent
  • Siblings
  • Descendants
  • Grandparent or great-grandparent
  • Grandchild or great-grandchild
  • Power of Attorney
  • Attorney or legal representative

The Pennsylvania Department of Health charges $20 for each certified birth record and accepts in-person and mail requests for these vital records. To obtain a copy in person, visit any of the Vital Records offices located across the state:

Erie Public Office
Division of Vital Records
1910 West 26th Street
Erie, PA 16508-1148

Harrisburg Public Office
Division of Vital Records
Forum Place Building
555 Walnut Street
First Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914

New Castle Public Office
Division of Vital Records
105 Nesbitt Road
New Castle, PA 16105

Pittsburgh Public Office
Division of Vital Records
411 Seventh Avenue
Suite 360
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1973

Scranton Public Office
Division of Vital Records
Scranton State Office Building
Room 112
100 Lackawanna Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503-1928

Philadelphia Public Office
Division of Vital Records
110 North Eighth Street
Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2412

Normal business hours for the offices are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday. To enjoy faster service, requesters should come along with a completed application for an Application For Birth Certificate (Spanish) form, a valid ID, and the appropriate fee. Cash and credit cards are accepted for payment for walk-in requests. To submit a mail-in request, forward the completed application form, a copy of a valid ID, and a check or money order for the fee to:

Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
(866) 712-8238

For Schuylkill County birth certificates predating 1906, visit the Register of Wills Office or the State Archives.

Where and How to Find Schuylkill County Death Records?

The Vital Records Division of the Pennsylvania Department of Health issues Schuylkill County death records upon successful in-person or mailed requests by the record subject’s

  • Spouse or ex-spouse
  • Parent or step-parent
  • Siblings
  • Descendants
  • Grandparent or great-grandparent
  • Grandchild or great-grandchild
  • Power of Attorney
  • Attorney or legal representative
  • Representatives of the decedent’s estate
  • An individual showing a direct financial interest to the decedent
  • Government office that has assumed administration of an estate
  • Extended family members who indicate a direct relationship to the decedent

To request a Schuylkill County death certificate, interested parties are to complete the Application for a Death Certificate and submit it together with copy of government-issued ID and a $20 payment to

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Bureau of Health Statistics & Registries
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103