W. Todd Caltagarone, Sheriff


Elk County Courthouse

250 Main Street - P.O. Box 336, Ridgway, PA 15853

Phone: (814) 776-5353, Fax: (814) 776-5396 

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Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm (excluding holidays)

Mission Statement -
To assure a safe environment for our community and provide a substantial level of services directed in a courteous and respectful manner for the protection of lives, property, and civil rights of all citizens and visitors.


Update 3-27-2020

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania designated state of emergency due to the Coronovirus (COVID-19) remains in effect. The following changes that have been implemented at the Elk County Courthouse and Elk County Sheriff’s Office to address the widespread outbreak of COVID-19 to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, county and court employees, attorneys, and participants in court proceedings remain in effect.

Please note the time changes for processing License to Carry Permits in the Sheriff’s Office:

➢ Access to the Elk County Courthouse will be limited exclusively to ESSENTIAL JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS and PROCEEDINGS before the Court.

➢ Beginning on Monday, March 30th, the Elk County Sheriff’s Office has changed and extended the time to process License to Carry Permits to between the hours of 10:00 AM – 3:00 P.M. for all approved applications. Permit holders should present themselves at the single point of entry where they will be screened and provided instructions before accessing the Sheriff’s Office.

➢ Any items needing delivery to offices within the Courthouse may be dropped off at the single-point of entry.

➢ Legal documents requiring filing should be conducted by the United States Postal Service.

➢ Direct in-person filing is limited to exceptional and extraordinary circumstances, and then only by prior approval by telephone from the elected official of the filing office.

➢ Elk County Sheriff sales scheduled for Thursday, March 19th, 2020 will be rescheduled to Thursday, April 23, 2020.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time.


The Elk County Sheriff's Office is now on Facebook.

Please note that Med Collection boxes for unused medications are located in the Elk County Sheriff’s Office, the City of St. Marys Police Department, the Ridgway Borough Police Department, the Johnsonburg Police Department and at the State Police Barracks in Ridgway.

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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