Raising the Bar for Professional Private Investigations in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

PALI is dedicated to providing the Commonwealth with a wellspring of investigative resources, where its vetted professionals apply industry best practices to achieve favorable results with the least amount of risk to thier clients.

PALI provides a portal between the public and purposeful private investigations; PALI members offer their clients the widest available range of industry-leading information, services, and solutions.

Pennsylvania Licensing Agency – Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas

Please do NOT contact PALI to verify licensure in Pennsylvania. Contact the Clerk of Courts in the county where the license was issued. PA Clerk of Courts

Locate a PI

You can search the PALI Member Directory by county. Select the county in the map on the Find a Member Page. For a more detailed search, fill in the information in the member directory form. Please note that most members provide investigative services in multiple counties and throughout the state from their office locations. Therefore, you should not let a specific city or county limit your search range for an investigator. Read more.


PALI's Board of Directors and our Legislative Committee keeps a watchful eye on legislative issues. We do our best to keep you informed and to take action when needed. We work diligently to protect and defend the professional interest of our membership. It is very important that our membership stays informed and involved. We cannot do it alone. PALI is the largest and only investigative association in the state of Pennsylvania, we stand united to guide legislation to take the appropriate steps when it comes to our family of investigators!

Member Resources

Over the years our members who contributed to these resources have a vast amount of collective knowledge. This knowledge and the resources provided have been shared with our members for our members by our members. In an effort to assist our members in operating their businesses. You must be a PALI member to access this information. If you have not joined PALI, please visit the Join PALI page or download an application now!

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