Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania



General Information

Certified copies of a divorce decree can be obtained at the Allegheny County Department of Court records. Consult https://dcr.alleghenycounty.us/ for instructions, fees and hours

Divorce filings are done at Allegheny County Department of Court Records and not the Allegheny County Family Division. Consult https://dcr.alleghenycounty.us/ for hours and fees.

Economic claims attendant to a divorce may be initially addressed by the judge assigned to the case. Telephonic conciliation should be requested in accordance with the judges standard operating procedures. Masters may be assigned by the judge to conduct conciliation conferences or a hearing.

Parties, by consent, may praecipe with the Docket Clerk to directly schedule a conciliation to be conducted by the master. Link to form: Consent Praecipe for a Master’s Conciliation.

The Court shall continue to review and grant divorces, administratively, when all required documents are filed with the Department of Court Records.