**Update: Due to COVID-19, West Lampeter Township has suspended door to door solicitation until further notice.**
SUBMITTING YOUR OWN CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK
A current (within 30 days) criminal record check is required to be completed and submitted to the Pennsylvania State Police using the Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (PATCH) program. The applicant shall perform a criminal record via the PATCH system. This record check can be done directly on the Pennsylvania State Police website.
The applicant is solely responsible for submitting the appropriate information and $22 fee for this criminal record check. It’s findings, whether a criminal record is indicated or not, must be submitted to the West Lampeter Township Police department, along with the Application to Solicit.
How to get your own criminal record check
You may get a criminal record check by an internet request. This request is done through the PATCH program. They accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express. Results are immediately available. The web site is http://www.psp.state.pa.us/patch/site.
You must print these results and submit them with your completed application to solicit. Even if you do not have a criminal record, the results must be printed and submitted with your Application to Solicit.
All of the below listed items must be submitted to the West Lampeter Township Police Department to receive consideration for a solicitation permit:
- Criminal record check findings (print the summary page(s), whether a criminal record is indicated or not, bring the original printed PATCH record)
- Completed Application to Solicit. (FORM BELOW)
- $50 application fee (payable to West Lampeter Township), renewable for up to five (5) consecutive monthly increments at $10 per month. $5 permit fee for each mandatory identification card.
After the above requirements are completed, the application will be reviewed for approval. Upon approval, a Solicitation Permit will be available for pick up at the police station within two (2) business days.