April Is Child Abuse Awareness Month

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month.  This month and throughout the year, Elk County Children and Youth Services encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Elk County a better place for children and families.  By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities.

Child abuse happens to children of all ages, in all types of family situations and across all socioeconomic statuses.  Children are abused physically, sexually and emotionally.  Child abuse occurs here in Elk County as well as across the state and nation.

April is a time to celebrate the important role that communities play in protecting children and strengthening families. 

Everyone's participation is critical.  Focusing on ways to connect with families is the best thing our community can do to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

Throughout the month of April, you will see royal blue pinwheels placed throughout the county.  Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse prevention through Pinwheels for Prevention.  By its very nature, pinwheels connote childlike notions and, in essence, serve as a reminder of the great childhoods we want for all of our children.

 

If you suspect a child is being abused, call Childline at (800) 932-0313 or call Elk County Children and Youth Services at (814)776-1553.

It takes a village to raise a child.  That same village needs to protect these children.

 

For more information about Elk County Children and Youth, please refer to the Elk County website and click on Children and Youth.  You will also find valuable information about the agency, how to make a report, become a foster parent and parenting tips.

Prothonotary's Office Online Civil Docket Access

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2020


AFTER MUCH ANTICIPATION….IT’S FINALLY HERE!

THE ELK COUNTY PROTHONOTARY’S CIVIL DOCKET IS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO ACCESS:

LINK TO PAGE

Searching Elk County Deeds

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 04 August 2020
DID YOU KNOW  ---  You can search most all of Elk County's deeds online?

Of course, you are welcome to search in our office using our public terminals, but you can also search from the comfort of your home or office.  Currently deeds from 1864 to the present are searchable online.  The deeds prior to 1864 will need to be searched in our office at this time.

You can access the deeds at http://countyofelkpa.com/index.php/register-recorder-homepage; then click on Register & Recorder Online Deed Search.   If you log in as a guest, some information will be blacked out (redacted).  If you setup an online account with a credit card, you will be able to save a copy or print the document and it will not be redacted.  Prices are the same as in our office, 50 cents per page.  If you have any questions regarding the online deed search, you can call our vendor at 888-608-1808 for assistance.

Are you getting married?

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Are you planning to get married?  Firstly, CONGRATULATIONS.  Here are just a few important reminders for obtaining your marriage license:

1.  There is a 3 day waiting period from the time you apply for your marriage license until the license can be issued/used.
2.  Once the license is issued, it is valid for 60 days and then it expires.
3.  You can apply for your marriage license in any Pennsylvania County; it is valid state-wide.
4.  Your Pennsylvania marriage license cannot be used in another state.
5.  If you've been divorced, you will need a copy of your divorce decree in order to obtain a marriage license.
6.  The fee in Elk County for a marriage license is $40 payable by cash or check.

You can click HERE for more information including a downloadable marriage license application.

Elk County Act 13 Program

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 12 August 2020
The Elk County Commissioners have established a REIMBURSABLE grant program through the Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for project activities within Elk County.  Applicants that are eligible include municipal governing bodies, 501© (3) non-profit organizations and municipal authorities.  This grant is an open application which is due by  February 28th and August 31st this year.  In the event that the deadline falls on a weekend, the previous Friday will be the due date.  Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000 up to the maximum amount of $10,000. Grant award recipients will receive notification by letter that will include a cooperation agreement with the Count of Elk starting their understanding of the Elk County Act 13 Program Guidelines.  In order to be reimbursed, all grant recipients will be expected to submit a grant close-out report that will include copies of invoices that were used in accordance with the grant requirements, copies of cancelled checks used to pay invoices and photographs where applicable in order to receive their grant reimbursement.  Grant applications are available online at www.countyofelkpa.com or you may contact the Planning Dept. for further information at 814-776-5335.Click here for the Elk County Act 13 Grant Application

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Ridgway, PA 15853

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