Elk County Prison receives OUTSTANDING inspection results

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 11 June 2018
A recent inspection of the Elk County Prison resulted in a report of full compliance in accordance with statewide correctional facility standards.  Many thanks to the prison administration, prison staff, and our Elk County maintenance staff for their outstanding efforts.

Judicial Tax Sale

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 19 May 2017
The Elk County Tax Claim Bureau has scheduled a Judicial Tax Sale for Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00am at the Elk County Courthouse Annex Building - 300 Center Street, Ridgway PA 15853.  The sale will be held in Conference Room #2 on the main floor.  At this sale, properties that were previously exposed for sale at a Tax Upset Sale and did not sell will be available for sale.  Properties sold at a Judicial Tax Sale are freed and cleared of all tax and municipal claims, mortgages, liens, charges, and estates (except ground rents separately taxed).  This Judicial Sale is open to the public.  An overview of the Tax Claim Bureau can be found here and includes a sequence of how a property moves through the tax claim process.

We are happy to now make available to you information about these Judicial Tax Sale properties on our website.  Click HERE to view the properties and also the Bidder's Certification form which must be completed and notarized prior to the sale.

Properties that are not sold at the Judicial Tax Sale are placed into the Elk County Repository; and are available for sale at any time.  You can view the REPOSITORY PROPERTIES online as well as obtain a Repository Property Purchase Application.

Operation Elk County Seeking Your Assistance

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 24 May 2018
Operation Elk County is seeking to speak directly with individuals and families who have lost a loved one to either incidents involving alcohol, in particular family members who lost a love one due to an alcohol related motor vehicle crash, or with individuals and families who have lost a loved one to controlled substance use, in particular family members who have lost a loved one due to a drug overdose.   The purpose of Operation Elk County reaching out to individuals and families who are survivors is to receive their valuable input and perspective in developing programs that effectively communicate the foreseeable and unforeseeable consequences of individuals engaging in the consumption of alcohol and operating a motor vehicle as well as using controlled substances.    Operation Elk County intends to develop two focus groups; one for alcohol related incident survivors and another for controlled substance use survivors to listen, understand and develop effective strategies to prevent individuals from engaging in such behaviors as well as preventing future loss of lives.

Additional information can be found in this PRESS RELEASE which is located on the OPERATION ELK COUNTY webpage.

Keystone Scholars Elk County

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 18 May 2018
Elk County is pleased to have been selected by State Treasurer Joe Torsella as one of 6 counties to pilot the Keystone Scholars program.

Through this program, for each baby born to Elk County parents in 2018 and 2019, $100 will be deposited into a PA 529 Savings Account that can be used for post-secondary education.

Additional information on this program can be found on our Children & Youth Services web page.

Elk County's 175th Anniversary Celebration

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 18 April 2018
On a cold April 18th, 2018; Elk County celebrated its 175th Anniversary as a County.  Commissioners Matt Quesenberry, Jan Kemmer, and Dan Freeburg spoke about the significance of this anniversary; the formation of the County which was carved out from neighboring Counties; and the history of the beautiful trees that surround our Courthouse campus.  The Tambine Future Farmers of America (FFA) from the Johnsonburg High School then planted a new Sugar Maple tree in the Courthouse lawn to commemorate the anniversary.  Everyone was invited into the Annex Building to celebrate with cake an coffee.  Here are a few photos including the program that was distributed during the ceremony.


Elk County Courthouse
250 Main Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853

Elk County Courthouse Annex
300 Center Street
P.O. Box 448
Ridgway, PA 15853