The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts is seeking comment on a proposed public access policy concerning case records of the appellate and trial courts.
Interested persons may submit suggestions, comments, or objections concerning this proposal to the working group no later than April 8, 2015.
ATTN: Public Access Comments
1515 Market Street, Suite 1414
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System provides comprehensive public access to court records online and upon request unless exempted by court order, state law or administrative policy.
For aggregate numerical data from all courts regarding the filing and disposition of cases, please go to the Research and Statistics page for caseload statistical information.
To search and view individual court case information—for free—please go to the UJS web portal. On the web portal you will find:
Court case information should not be used in place of a criminal history background check, which can only be provided by the Pennsylvania State Police.
If you would like to search for financial records maintained by the Unified Judicial System, please go to the financial records page. The site provides public access to summary information on purchase orders and contracts of $5,000 or more after July 1, 2008. It also includes annual appropriation, expenditure, personnel complement and annual compensation information for the Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth courts and Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.
If you have a more specific financial request, please use the the Financial Records Request form. For more information on request procedures, please review the Rule of Judicial Administration 509. For more information on fees please see the table below.
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In addition, each of Pennsylvania’s 60 judicial districts maintains its own financial records. Contact information for judicial district records managers can be found here.
Attn: Rule 509 Records Manager
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
P.O. Box 61260
Harrisburg, PA 17106