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Pennsylvania Private Investigator
We understand that when someone takes the steps to hire a Pennsylvania private investigator things must be serious.


We are in the serious business of assisting local businesses, law firms, and private individuals in Pennsylvania State, make the right choice when hiring a Pennsylvania private investigator. When looking to hire a detective agency or private investigation firm near you in Pennsylvania for a business or personal matter, we can guide you through the process.


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We have some of the best Pennsylvania private investigator firms listed in our directory, offering services in investigations such as: Fraud, Theft, Matrimonial, Divorce, Infidelity, Cheating Partners, Child Custody, Missing Persons, Accident Investigations, Background Checks, Asset / Property Searches, Corporate Investigations, Witness Interviews, Process Serving, Surveillance and more...

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Questions and Answers on Pennsylvania PIs


Q. How much does a private investigator cost in Pennsylvania?

A. The cost of a Pennsylvania private detective differs from company to company but based on our findings; expect the average cost to be approximately $81.00 an hour. This average price per hour is based on our calculation of 7 private investigation agencies. For some investigation services though, they are charged at a set price rather than hourly. So contact a private investigator in Pennsylvania to get an accurate quote. LEARN MORE: Private Investigator Hiring Fees and Costs.

Q. Do private investigators need a license in Pennsylvania?

A. Yes. Under the "Private Detective Act of 1953" anyone working as a private detective in Pennsylvania is legally obligated to hold a license. PI license applications are done through the Clerk of Courts in the county of residence. So, before hiring a Pennsylvania detective agency, make sure they have a license.

Q. Can I get a Pennsylvania background check by a private investigator?

A. Yes. If you need a background check run on an individual living in Pennsylvania, or on a company in the State, a private investigation firm will provide such services. They can provide you with detailed background information including criminal records, education and employment, last known addresses, solvency and credit status, etc. Contact a Pennsylvania private detective for background service details. LEARN MORE: Background Checks by Private Investigators.

Q. Can a private investigator help me find someone in Pennsylvania?

A. Yes. If you need to locate someone in Pennsylvania who has gone missing, an investigation firm can help you. Investigators conduct many missing person investigations for law firms, companies, and individuals for many reasons; to track people down, whether or not they want to be found. To find someone contact one of our nearest Pennsylvania private investigation companies. LEARN MORE: Hiring a Private Investigator to Find Someone.

Q. Should I hire an investigator in Pennsylvania for a child custody case?

A. Yes. Pennsylvania child custody cases are common for private detectives to be involved with. Using a private investigation firm to help you gather and build supportive court evidence can give you an advantage over custody of a child. Contact a private investigation firm in Pennsylvania about your child custody case.

Q. Can a Pennsylvania private investigator help me catch a cheating spouse?

A. Yes. Using surveillance methods, a private investigator can follow your spouse around, sometimes using a vehicle tracker, to establish if they are having an affair. Using a local investigator is best as they will know the local places, bars, clubs, and hotels where a cheating couple will visit. Contact a local private detective agency in Pennsylvania to discuss your case in confidence. LEARN MORE: Hire a Private Investigator for a Cheating Spouse.

Q. Where can I find a local Pennsylvania private detective near me?

A. You will find the majority of Pennsylvania private investigators will operate in the State's main cities and towns such as Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Levittown and Harrisburg. If you are searching for a nearby private investigation company in your area search these places. You can also find a Pennsylvania private investigator listed here. Search for your local Pennsylvania private investigator here.

Q. How do I hire a private investigator in Pennsylvania?

A. There are a number of things to check during the whole process of hiring an investigator including; making sure they are licensed, do they offer the service you need, their costs, their experience, etc. The best thing for you to do is write down all of the questions you want answered and then contact all the local detective agencies in your area; and using your list of questions, find one which suits your needs. You can start searching here for a licensed Pennsylvania private eye. LEARN MORE: How to Hire a Private Investigator.

Q. Where can I find more information on hiring private investigators in PA?

A. We have written a number of articles that can answer a lot of questions on hiring private detectives and their services. If you cannot find the answers you need to your questions then please get in touch with one of our listed Pennsylvania private investigators for help. LEARN MORE: Tips on Hiring a Private Investigator.

Private Investigation Services in Pennsylvania

The following is a list of some of the types of investigative services available.

Relationship Investigations
Computer Forensics / Monitoring
Witness Statements / Interviews
Bug Sweeping and Detection
Personal Investigations
Missing Persons / Skip Tracing
Accident Investigations
Forensic Investigations
Debtor Locates
Corporate Investigations
Child Custody Cases
Covert Surveillance
Asset Search Investigations
Process Serving
Public Records and Research
Theft / Fraud Investigations
Hidden Spy Equipment
Criminal Defense
Legal Investigation Services
GPS Tracking
Background Checks
Spousal Infidelity
Personal Injury Claims
Online Investigations
Criminal Investigations
Insurance Fraud Investigations
Retail / Loss Prevention
There are many investigation services available in Pennsylvania that covers nearly every difficult situation you can imagine. Subjected to harassment or stalking, suspicious of an online date, being abused; in instances like these the services of a private detective can be life saving. Get in touch with one of our nearby Pennsylvania private investigators about their investigation services, or find out more about the services of private investigators here.
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