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How to Obtain an Application

The Board of Pardons clemency application can be obtained by downloading it from this website or by written request to the Board of Pardons through the U.S. Postal Service.

Online (Recommended):  You can quickly and easily download an application for free below. The application is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader to view and print the documents. If you do not have the software installed, you can download and install it for free by clicking Download Adobe Reader.

New Combined Application Packet 
Revisions Made 10/1/2019:
Modified clemency type options to include Expedited Review for:
* Non-violent Marijuana Convictions and/or
* Possession of Paraphernalia

Packet I
  • Know Your Options (1 page)
  • Filing Instructions (3 pages)
  • Factors Sheet (2 pages)
  • Combined Application (7 pages)
  • Need More Space - Supplemental page instructions (1 page)
  • Supplemental Pages (4 pages)
      • Section 3 - Additional Cases - Convictions For Which Clemency Is Requested
      • Section 3 - Additional Offenses, Sentences, & Facts of Incident
      • Section 4 - Additional Criminal Information & Driver History
      • Section 5 - Additional Personal Statement

U.S. Postal Mail Service:  This method takes approximately 3 weeks to process. To obtain an application by written request to the Board of Pardons, please follow the instructions below.

To request an application, you must include the following:

    1. Name of applicant
    2. Phone number (if applicable)
    3. Email address (if applicable)
    4. Your mailing address to send application
    5. If incarcerated, please include inmate number

Please mail your request to the following address:
Board of Pardons
333 Market Street
15th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126