Visitor Dress Code

Everyone entering the Allegheny County Jail for professional or personal visits must adhere to the institution’s dress code.

Effective 07/08/2024
All staff and visitors must adhere to the following dress code change.
Do not wear these colors: lime green, neon green, neon yellow, or orange.

Visiting area officers can deny entry into the jail to anyone they deem inappropriately dressed. Outerwear and other prohibited attire may be left in the lockers which are available for public use with a 25-cent (quarter) deposit.

Allegheny County Jail Dress Code

  • Undergarments are required as a condition of any professional or personal visit
  • Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times
  • All visitors must wear close-toed shoes
  • Tops must cover the entire trunk of the body
  • Shorts are permitted only if they are modestly cut (no upper thigh or buttocks visible)
  • No lime green, neon green, neon yellow, or orange clothing
  • No coats or jackets that are outerwear (suit jackets and cardigans are permitted)
  • No hooded clothing or headgear unless worn for religious reasons
  • No clothing that is sheer or see-through (mesh) material
  • No muscle shirts, halter tops, crop tops, sleeveless or strapless shirts/dresses
  • No clothing with excessive pockets, metal, or drawstrings
  • No clothing that displays a gang affiliation or is in any way attributable to gang culture
  • No clothing that is obscene, racist, or displays sexual content
  • No sleepwear
  • No uniform of any type, including scrubs