Welcome to the official website for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. We have offices in Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading and Easton.


The REAL ID Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 2005, requires changes to state standards, procedures and requirements for the issuance of driver's licenses and identification cards if they are to be accepted as identity documents by the federal government for the purpose of accessing federal facilities. Although Pennsylvania has not yet complied with the provisions of the Act, federal courthouses are exempted from the provisions of the REAL ID Act in deference to the constitutional right of defendants and other members of the public to access to court proceedings. Accordingly, the U.S. Marshals Service will continue to accept Pennsylvania driver’s licenses as valid proof of identification for entering the Byrne U.S. Courthouse and other Eastern District court facilities.

Court Locations

James A. Byrne U.S. Courthouse
601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Edward N. Cahn U.S. Courthouse & Federal Bldg.
504 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101

The Madison Building
400 Washington Street
Reading, PA 19601

Holmes Building, 4th Floor
101 Larry Holmes Drive
Easton, PA 18042-7722