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Pennsylvania Residency

     For most jobs you must be a Pennsylvania resident or a former resident who meets certain requirements.  The test announcement will state if residency is required.

     Indicators of Pennsylvania residency include: 

• renting, leasing, or owning property in Pennsylvania which you use as your primary residence
 
• paying Pennsylvania state and local taxes
 
• having registered personal property such as bank accounts, stocks, bonds, and an automobile in Pennsylvania
 
• possessing a current Pennsylvania driver’s license
 
• being registered to vote in Pennsylvania

     As a former resident of Pennsylvania you meet the requirements of Pennsylvania residency if you relocated out of state for educational or employment purposes, will establish residency as defined in the preceding paragraph within six months of beginning employment; and:

• you graduated from a secondary school in Pennsylvania or you completed home education requirements under Pennsylvania law within five years of application, or
 
• you attended a school in Pennsylvania at least 80% of the time while enrolled in grades one through twelve and attended such school within five years of application, or
 
• you graduated from or attended a secondary school (grades 7 through 12) in Pennsylvania or you completed home education requirements under Pennsylvania law and graduated from a post secondary institution in Pennsylvania within five years of application

     As a current student at a college, university, or technical school or as a member of the armed forces, you meet the requirements of Pennsylvania residency if you:

• are a student outside of Pennsylvania, were a resident of Pennsylvania prior to your current enrollment, and have a Pennsylvania mailing address, or
 
• are a student from another state who is currently residing at and enrolled in a Pennsylvania college, university, or technical school, and have a Pennsylvania mailing address, or
 
• are an active duty member of the armed forces, were a Pennsylvania resident immediately prior to your enlistment, and are scheduled to be discharged in ninety (90) days, or
 
• are an active duty member of the armed forces residing in Pennsylvania during your current enlistment, and are scheduled to be discharged within ninety (90) days