National Correctional Officers & Employees Week

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 07 May 2019
At the May 7, 2019 Elk County Commissioners Meeting, a proclamation was passed recognizing the week of May 5th through May 11th as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.  Shown in this photo are County Commissioners Freeburg, Kemmer and Quesenberry along with Warden Gebauer, Deputy Warden Warmbrodt and several of the staff from the Elk County Prison.

Summer Internships with Elk County

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 01 April 2019
Elk County is pleased once again to offer Summer Internships to local students.

The following positions are available through the PHEAA/Stackpole Hall Foundation's Summer Work Study Program:
- We currently have three open positions for general office assistance.  These positions will support one of the following offices:
     Treasurers Office
     Recycling Center
     Commissioners Office
     Tax Assessment Office
- To apply for one of these positions, please follow the application process at:

Per Capita Bills and Statewide Tax Recovery LLC.

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Per Capita bills are mailed on March 1st of every year to all individuals, over 18 years of age, in the County and are able to be paid to the Tax Collector up until December 31st of the year in which they were billed.


 In the past, delinquent Per Capita taxes were difficult to collect as people move, etc.  Elk County was approached by Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. in 2017 to form a contractual relationship whereby Statewide would begin collecting the delinquent Per Capita taxes for the County.  At the February 7, 2017 Elk County Commissioners Meeting, a motion to approve a Collection Agreement with Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. for collection of delinquent taxes at no cost to the County was approved unanimously. 


In January, some Municipal Tax Collectors turned over multiple years’ worth of delinquent Per Capita Taxes to Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc.  In February, those delinquent bills were sent by Statewide.  We know that an error was made with the delinquent Fox Township bills in that they were mistakenly identified as “Jones” township rather than “Fox” township; those bills are being corrected and resent by Statewide.  For each delinquency, Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. charges a $25 fee to the delinquent tax.


Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. is happy to work on resolving the issue in question.  Debt collectors and consumers want the same thing; to resolve a legitimately owed debt or clear up any misunderstanding if the wrong person has been contacted.  By working together, issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently.  If you have questions with the notice you received, you can call Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc at 1-800-326-9380 or you can go to their website at


If you believe you have paid the Per Capita Tax Bill in question and you have proof of payment, you can contact your Municipal Tax Collector.  If you have a problem with your address, you can call the County Tax Assessment Office at 1-814-776-5339.

Candidates Night 2019

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Elk County 2019 Budget

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 07 December 2018
The Elk County 2019 Budget is out for public review.
Copies are on the counter in the Commissioners Office as well as here on this website.

A special meeting of the Elk County Commissioners will be held on December 27th to approve the budget.


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