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About Pennsylvania Open Public Record

In 1998, Pennsylvania's right to know law was adopted by the state legislature. The name of this law reveals its purpose, which is to mandate transparency in Pennsylvania government. In Pennsylvania, as in many other states, the law is also referred to as The Sunshine Law and defines what information is available and sets parameters for requests and maintenance of information. This law also provides for the creation of the Office of Open Records, whose function it is to assist the public in obtaining government records. Pennsylvania was admitted to the union on the 21st of December 1787; the state's population is 12.75 million people, divided into 67 counties. The state capital is Harrisburg but the two most populous and well known cities are Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The University of Pennsylvania is the state's second largest private employer. However, several nationally known companies are located in Pittsburgh, including steel companies and various consumer goods. Search for state property records online through the Pennsylvania Recorder of Deeds database, listed by individual counties. Search for Pennsylvania open public records online. Link to all levels of Pennsylvania government for information on services which provide public records. Solicit vital, criminal, court and land records. See crime statistics and well as crime reports and state news. Find information on census data, vital statistics, economy data, education and background history of Pennsylvania. You can also browse current housing and real estate data, property and land values. Connect with municipalities and law enforcement for the most up to date local information. This site is updated regularly to bring you the newest services and records.
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Pennsylvania Free Public Records Directory


Departments which record, maintain and provide official documents, certificates or information requested by the general public.

Pennsylvania Free Court Records Search


Recent court criminal actions, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings.

Ask Questions, About Pennsylvania

  • How can I view a specific criminal complaint in Pennsylvania?
    Go directly to that court's website. Allegheny county for example has a page with a case search of both civil and criminal cases filed. Cases can be searched by participant name, case number, police incident, offense tracking number, complaint number or an organization's name or state ID number. (Staff)
  • How can I find out if my ex wife has been arrested on criminal charges in the past month in Pennsylvania?
    There's a link to an inmate search for the state of Pennsylvania above in the public records directory above. You can choose to search by the committing county, inmate name or facility the person may be currently held in custody. If you know the county, you can go directly to the county's own web searches, for example Philadelphia, which has their own inmate search. (Staff)
  • Can I access the detailed records from an old case?
    If the case made it the news, even in a small town paper, the article can be accessed with the local library archives. The story itself may not be readily available online, however, the services that the library offers the public can be looked over to see where to get it. This is not the only way, but offers another method when other methods have been tried. (Staff)
  • Is there a way to find out if someone has a warrant without going to the police and dealing with a bunch of drama?
    You need to mention where the warrant is out of, some areas' police websites make their arrest warrants public online. You can search freely as with Bucks county bench warrant search online. Lancaster County Sheriff’s webpage on warrants shows you how to use the "The Unified JUDICIAL SYSTEM of PENNSYLVANIA WEB PORTAL" to search for more warrants, including the ones outside the county. (Staff)
  • Is there a law that says police must give crime information to the public in a timely manner?
    You can check the laws on the state's PA open records RTKL (Right To Know Law) faqs under: If our local or state agency receives a right-to-know request what must we do to be in compliance with the new law? [Section 502, 703, 901]. There are exceptions which are specific to certain records. (Staff)

Pennsylvania Missing Children


Collected data of endangered children, runaways, family and non family abductions

  • Missing: Faith Longbottom
    Faith Longbottom, Age Now: 12, Missing: 08/18/2020. Missing From Philadelphia, Pa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Philadelphia Police Department (pennsylvania) 1-215-686-8477.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Zoe Deboer
    Zoe Deboer, Age Now: 16, Missing: 09/21/2020. Missing From Allentown, Pa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Allentown Police Department (pennsylvania) 1-610-437-7751.
    September 28, 2020
  • Missing: Raina Strowder
    Raina Strowder, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/17/2020. Missing From Philadelphia, Pa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Philadelphia Police Department (pennsylvania) 1-215-686-8477.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Nevaeh Eppley
    Nevaeh Eppley, Age Now: 17, Missing: 09/17/2020. Missing From Dover, Pa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Northern York County Regional Police Department (pennsylvania) 1-717-854-5571.
    September 24, 2020
  • Missing: Quamer Alexander
    Quamer Alexander, Age Now: 15, Missing: 09/06/2020. Missing From Bensalem, Pa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Bensalem Township Police Department (pennsylvania) 1-215-633-3719.
    September 21, 2020
  • Missing: Chamya Schmitt-smith
    Chamya Schmitt-smith, Age Now: 14, Missing: 06/30/2020. Missing From Philadelphia, Pa. Anyone Having Information Should Contact: Philadelphia Police Department (pennsylvania) 1-215-686-8477.
    September 18, 2020

Pennsylvania Recent Criminal Activity Reports


Current crimes by location, description of offenses and reported police activity

Pennsylvania Missing People


Currently missing persons sought by law enforcement derived from public and private sources

  • Missing Person • Paula Sparks • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • 48 Years Old
    March 26, 2018
  • Missing Person • Michael Rickard • Bethel Park, Pennsylvania • 25 Years Old
    March 15, 2018
  • Missing Person • John Harrison • Kittanning, Pennsylvania • 40 Years Old
    March 06, 2018
  • Missing Person • Daniel Kulling • Oil City, Pennsylvania • 34 Years Old
    March 06, 2018
  • Missing Person • John Stegall • Oil City, Pennsylvania • 61 Years Old
    March 06, 2018
  • Missing Person • Charli Berman • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • 22 Years Old
    February 23, 2018

Pennsylvania Latest Crime Records (Updated 09/29/2020)

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Pennsylvania American Community Survey (ACS) Census Bureau (Updated 09/29/2020)

  • Pennsylvania's demographic and housing ACS survey of 12,758,729 being 4.06 percent of U.S. residents is comprised of 48.8% males and 51.2% of females. American Community Survey separates various ethnicities depending on the area's population of persons from less than 5 years of age to 85 years old and over. ACS is an ongoing survey with five year estimates down to the block group scale providing a summary spanning five years, from 2010 to 2014 and released in 2014. View the percentage of the population by race, including various groups of Native Americans, Asians, American Indian, Alaska Native, and two or more races.
  • The Pennsylvania social characteristics data of 4,957,736 households, which make up 4.27 percent of all U.S. households, are surveyed by ACS . View the number and percentages of married and divorced residents 15 years and older, including 3,203,939 families with and without children. There are 3,115,016 persons enrolled in school which are 3 years of age and over are separated by education level from nursery school to graduate and professional degrees. The state's resident social characteristics collected data include estimated percentages and totals of persons which are foreign born, Island areas, born abroad to American parent(s), citizenship status and ancestry.
  • The Pennsylvania American Community Survey economic characteristics displays current and past employment of 10,351,296 persons which are 16 years of age and older comprising of 4.16 percent of the United States labor force. Employment numbers of 6,502,948 civilians in various occupations from construction to information technology collected by industry. Overview of income and benefits in 2014, received from private entities and public public assistance. Population of the labor force with private or public health coverage for both employed and unemployed residents. Data regarding the percentage of families with income below poverty level are collected by age groups ranging from persons under the age of 18 to 65 years and over.
  • Pennsylvania housing characteristics are collected from 5,578,393 dwellings making up 4.2 percent of all U.S. housing, includes a survey of either inhabited 4,957,736 or uninhabited 620,657 domiciles. Data coverage of various rentals or owned structures containing 1 room to 9 rooms. Find out which mode of transportation 4,957,736 commuters in the state used to get to work. Look up the type of energy utilized by individual occupied residences. An overview of median monthly homeowner costs with or without mortgage. Percentage of rent versus income per household and homeowner costs as percentage of household income. Information collected begins with residence from 1969 or earlier.

Pennsylvania Census Data

  • Information About People and Demographics

  • Total population of persons residing within the state
  • Estimate of the state's total residency
  • Percentage change of the total resident population
  • Net change of residents' total population
  • Complete count of statewide resident population
  • Population estimate of residents less than 5 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 5 years of age
  • Estimate of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Estimated percentage of residents that are less than 18 years of age
  • Percentage estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Estimate of residents that are 65 years of age and older
  • Total estimate percentage of female residents
  • State's white resident population
  • State's black resident population
  • State's American Indian and Alaska Native resident populations
  • State's Asian resident population
  • State's Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander resident population
  • Statewide resident population of two or more races
  • Statewide resident population of Hispanic or Latino origin
  • Non Hispanic white resident population
  • Statewide percentage of white residents
  • Statewide percentage of black residents
  • Statewide percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • Statewide percentage of Asian residents
  • Statewide percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  • Statewide percentage of Two or more races
  • Statewide percentage of Hispanic or Latino Origin
  • Statewide percentage of non Hispanic white
  • Vital Statistics

    Births and deaths occurring in Pennsylvania
  • Births
  • Deaths
  • Infant death occurring within the state of persons one year of age or less
  • Percentage of persons with the same residence of one year or more
  • Resident Background Information

    Education and background history of Pennsylvania Residents
  • Percentage of foreign born population in the state
  • Percentage of residents 5 years of age and older that speak languages other than English at home
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with high a school education or higher
  • Percentage of persons from 25 years of age and older with bachelor's degree or higher
  • Total number of Veterans
  • Current Housing and Real Estate Data

    Households located in Pennsylvania
  • Average time spent commuting to work for person 16 years and over not working from their personal residence
    25 Min
  • Housing unit estimates
  • Net change of housing units estimates
  • Housing unit estimates - percentage change
  • Percentage of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Median value of the state's housing units being occupied by owners
  • Percentage of housing in structure of multi dwelling units
  • Total number of households
  • Average size of households
  • Pennsylvania Employment Data

    Income, earnings and payrolls of people residing within the State
  • Per capita income in the past 12 months in dollars adjusted to inflation
  • Statewide income of median households in Pennsylvania
  • Percentage of persons living in poverty
  • The personal income of persons employed
  • Per capita income of persons employed
  • Labor force of civilian workers
  • The unemployment of the civilian labor force
  • The rate of unemployed civilian labor force
  • Employment of person relating to all industries
  • Net change of employment in all industries
  • People employed by the government
  • Earnings by persons working in all industries
  • Average earnings per job in all industries
  • Number of private non farm establishments
  • Total of non employer establishment according to NAICS
  • Total NAICS 72 sales of accommodation and food services establishments with payrolls
  • People and Businesses

    Firms and companies of Pennsylvania
  • Total number of firms located in the state
  • Total percentage of black owned private firms
  • Total percentage of American Indian and Alaska Native owned firms
  • Total percentage of Asian owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander owned firms
  • Total percentage of Native Hispanic owned private firms
  • Total percentage of Women owned private firms
  • Value for shipments from manufacturers according to NAICS 31-33
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from merchant wholesalers according to NAICS 42
  • Sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Per capita sales of establishments with payroll from retailers
  • Land Valuation

    Property value and Pennsylvania territory
  • Totals of building permits for new private housing units
  • The valuation of all new private housing units authorized by building permits
  • Adjusted acres of land in farms
  • Size in square miles of land
  • Population per square mile