Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
Administration | Authorized Access ID Card



Consistent with the Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania dated April 1, 2020, this Court having originally declared a judicial emergency in the Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania through April 14, 2020, President Judge Clark now declares that the judicial emergency be extended through May 8, 2020. The Fifth Judicial District Emergency Operations Plan dated March 26, 2020, as amended, shall remain in effect through the duration of the judicial emergency. Additionally, in recognition of the likelihood that this judicial emergency may, of necessity, be extended through May 31, 2020, it is further ORDERED that any case postponed due to this emergency be scheduled after May 31, 2020, and that the suspension of the operation of Rule 600 be applied to those postponements, subject to constitutional limitations. Cases that can be resolved entirely through the use of Advanced Communication Technology may be postponed to a date prior to May 31, 2020.


Effective immediately, the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas will make available security identification access cards to attorneys licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania. Cardholders will be permitted access to the Allegheny County Family Law Center (FLC) via the "Authorized Persons" entrance located at 550 Fifth Avenue and the Allegheny County Courthouse via the entrance in the courtyard located on the Ross Street side. The Courthouse entrance will be open to employees and cardholders from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. daily. After 9:30 a.m., this entrance is also open to the public.

These entrances are restricted to employees of the Fifth Judicial District and authorized cardholders. Persons accessing the FLC and Courthouse via these entrances must pass through security screening devices before entering the facility.

2019 – 2020
Authorized Access ID Cards
Acceptable forms of payment are:
cash or check
Please make all checks payable to Allegheny County

RENEW -- $10.00

NEW -- $30.00

Please schedule an appointment and update any existing information at this time.