Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
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The Summary Appeals branch of the Fifth Judicial District has a diverse docket.

The appeals arise from summary criminal convictions as well as civil statutory appeals. The majority of appeals involve violations of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code. Appeals also include cases of disorderly conduct, defiant trespass, obstructing traffic, harassment, retail theft, public drunkenness, and underage drinking. Appeals involving the Pittsburgh Parking Authority, dog licensing provisions, and truancy are also heard by the Summary Appeals branch.

Civil statutory appeals include appeals from decisions by local and state administrative agencies and PennDOT driver license suspensions. Other appeals include, but are not limited to, legal issues arising from decisions by government agencies such as civil service, land use, zoning, the liquor control board, school boards, and the health department.

The Summary Appeals branch is also responsible for the disposition of any ancillary matters related to the appeal.