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How to Obtain an Application

The Board of Pardons clemency application can be obtained by online purchase or by written request to the Board of Pardons through the U.S. Postal Service. These two methods are the only options to obtain a clemency application; therefore, all online versions from unauthorized sources will not be accepted.

Option #1 (Recommended) 

Online Purchase: Please click here to purchase a clemency application online. The documents on this site are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view and print the documents. If you do not have the reader installed, Adobe provides it free of charge. Download it by selecting the Adobe Reader link above.

Option #2

U.S. Postal 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. Note your clemency application request will not be processed if any of these items are omitted.

  1. Print the Request for Clemency Application Form. Please send the following items with this form:
  2. $8.00 Application Fee (non-refundable) made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Personal checks and cash are not accepted. Forms of accepted payment: money order, certified check, cashier's check, institution check, or law firm check.
  3. Self-addressed business size envelope with $1.40 postage.
  4. Mail these 3 items to the following address:
                  Board of Pardons 
                  333 Market Street 
                  15th Floor 
                  Harrisburg, PA 17126