Welcome

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.

Notice

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.


 

Notice

Beginning on Thursday, February 2, 2017,
counsel using CM/ECF will have the option to use a credit card to pay filing fees for:

Civil or Criminal Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Civil Notice of Appeal, Notice of Cross Appeal, Notice of Interlocutory Appeal

Criminal Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, Notice of Appeal – Final Judgment, Appeal of
Magistrate Judge Decision to District Court

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
 

What's New

Notices contains related information.

Fri, 04/21/2017
Solicitation for Court Reporting Services Blanket Purchase Agreement  More »
Tue, 02/21/2017
Local Rules of Civil Procedure More »
Fri, 01/20/2017
Notice concerning Amendment to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 48.1 More »
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