Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania
County of Allegheny
Protection From Abuse (PFA) | Emergency PFA Procedures for Nights, Weekends and Holidays



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.


Magisterial District Judges may issue emergency PFA orders when the Family Division Court is unavailable. An emergency PFA Order may be obtained from the Magisterial District Judge with jurisdiction on weekdays after 11:00 a.m. After 11:00 a.m., and on weekends and court holidays, an emergency PFA Order may be obtained from a Magisterial District Judge at the Municipal Courts Building, 660 First Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

EMERGENCY PANDEMIC INFORMATION
Administration
Criminal Division
Family Division
Magisterial District Courts & PMC
 
Resources
 

Family Division - Children's Court (Protection From Abuse Department)
440 Ross Street, Suite 3030
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412.350.4441
412.350.6489 fax
directions by Google maps
 
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
 
Protection from Abuse (PFA) Intake Hours
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.