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Secure Pass ID Cards


Secure Pass IDs are available to all New York attorneys. Purchasing a Secure Pass is completely voluntary, but having one allows the holder to enter New York State courthouses without having to pass through magnetometers.

All applicants must pay a $50.00 processing fee and undergo a thorough application process, including an electronic criminal history search, before being issued a Secure Pass.

Secure Pass ID cards are valid for approximately five years and must then be renewed. Applicants may now apply for renewals electronically.

Hard-copy applications for Secure Pass IDs are available at most trial-level New York State courthouses. All first-time applicants must appear in person to both apply for and pick up the completed card. The processing time between application and delivery of the card is approximately 4-6 weeks.

NOTICE

Applications for SECURE PASS ID Cards are not processed at the NY County Supreme Court at 60 Centre Street. For your convenience, applications are accepted at the NYC Civil Court located at 111 Centre Street (WHITE STREET ENTRANCE), and other trial-level courthouses in NYC.

New: Online Renewals

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

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Online Secure Pass Renewals

  • Attorneys may renew their Secure Pass ID Cards online starting July 1st.
  • ID Cards will now remain valid for 5 years
  • Cost for ID Cards will increase to $50.00
  • Online renewals will use current photo on file
  • Online renewals will require only a single courthouse visit to pick-up the new ID Card and verify identity
  • Note: Attorneys applying for their first Secure Pass ID Card MUST continue to use the paper form and submit in person and pick-up in person.

Please bring the following to the courthouse when applying in-person for the card:

  • $50.00 Payment - by check or money order (payable to NYS Office of Court Administration) - or - credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)
  • Attorney registration number - (look up numbers in the Attorney Directory)
  • Two (2) Color passport photos - Note: photos must have white or light solid color background
  • Two (2) forms of photo ID to verify identity. Acceptable forms of ID are valid passport, driver's license, other government-issued or employer-issued ID
  • If you are licensed to carry a firearm, your firearm permit.