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NOTICE: Attorney Secure Passes/Online Renewal.

posted Jun 2, 2015, 6:05 AM by Pete Weinman   [ updated Jun 2, 2015, 11:59 AM by Lou Bara ]

A message from the Honorable Judith N. McMahon, Administrative Judge of the Thirteen Judicial District:

I am pleased to announce that effective July 1, NYS attorneys will be able to renew their Secure Pass ID cards online. Specific information and a brief Power Point instruction module on the new system will be posted to the UCS website in the next couple of weeks, but the highlights of the new system are:


-Attorneys may opt to renew their Secure Passes by logging onto www.nycourts.gov

-The renewal period for a Secure Pass will increase from 2 to 5 years

-The cost of an Attorney Secure Pass will increase from $25 to $50 (The replacement fee for a lost Attorney Secure Pass or non-attorney Secure Pass will also increase to $50)

-Attorneys will have to pick up their Secure Passes renewed online at the court house of their choice to verify identity


The online system is limited to renewals of Attorney Secure Passes. Attorneys who have never had a Secure Pass will have to apply in person at a courthouse as they do currently. Similarly, the new system will not be available to non-attorneys applying for a Secure Pass.

From an operational perspective, the new system has been designed to work with the protocols your staffs are already familiar with. The biggest impact the system should have is to significantly reduce the number of personal visits to your offices by attorneys.  Please note new hard copy application forms reflecting the new fee and renewal period will be distributed to the courts prior to July 1.

Please share this information with Public Safety staff and/or clerks’ offices that process Secure Pass applications in your jurisdiction.

We will alert you when additional information about Secure Pass Online is posted to the website, but if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or email the Secure Pass Unit directly at SecurePass@nycourts.gov

Thank you all very much.