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PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF PARDONS


NOTICES:


MAY 21, 2018

As of May 21, 2018, the Board of Pardons Office will no longer operate a window service.  As such, individuals will need to obtain an application for clemency by purchasing it online or through the mail.  Also, completed application can no longer be dropped off and must be mailed in to our office.

 

 

JANUARY 1, 2013

As of December 1, 2012, the Board of Pardons clemency applications for incarcerated and non-incarcerated applicants were revised and the issuing procedures have been implemented. The recently adopted and implemented procedures for filing a non-incarcerated clemency application require an applicant to provide the Board with the following documents/attachments:

1.) Court documents regarding his/her conviction(s) for which clemency is requested (See Filing Instruction No. 9);

2.) Certified Driver Record (See Filing Instruction No. 8);

3.) Pennsylvania Criminal History Record (Access and Review version, which reflects convictions and non-convictions (See Filing Instruction No. 7); and

4.) A 2 x 2 color photo (See Filing Instruction No. 6).

Effective Immediately:

Clemency applications issued prior to December 1, 2012 will be accepted by the Board of Pardons until November 30, 2013 with the following requirements:

1.) For a non-incarcerated applicant filing an application prior to May 30, 2013: The Board will accept the old application form but strongly recommends the applicant provide the court documents regarding his/her conviction(s) for which clemency is requested and a Certified Driver Record. A Pennsylvania Criminal History Record and 2 x 2 color photo (headshot) were previously required and remain requirements.

2.) For a non-incarcerated applicant filing an application after June 1, 2013 butprior to December 1, 2013: The Board will accept the old application form but now requires the applicant also to provide the court documents regarding his/her conviction(s) for which clemency is requested and a Certified Driver Record. A Pennsylvania Criminal History Record and 2 x 2 color photo (headshot) were previously required and remain requirements.

3.) For a non-incarcerated applicant filing an application after December 1, 2013: The Board will no longer accept the old application form. The applicant will be issued a new application form, free of charge, and will be required to provide documents/attachments as specified in the filing instructions that were adopted and implemented on December 1, 2012.

4.) For an incarcerated applicant filing an application after December 1, 2013: The Board will no longer accept the old application form. The applicant will be issued a new application form, free of charge.

See Filing Instructions non-incarcerated applicants adopted and implemented on December 1, 2012. Filing Instructions Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9 detail the required documents/attachments discussed above. ​

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