Help Us Produce A Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 23 February 2017

Can we take a few moments of your time?  Elk County is preparing a Community Wildfire Protection Plan.  This plan will eventually help identify areas at risk for a wildland fire; make recommendations for hazardous fuels treatments; prioritize areas for wildfire mitigation funding; and make recommendations for actions homeowners can take to reduce fire risk.

You can help in the creation of this plan by taking a short survey online regarding the area in which you live.  You can find more information and the survey here.  Please complete your survey by April 30, 2017.

Thank-you VERY much for your help !!!

Elk County Wanted Individuals

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 13 February 2017

Elk County residents can find a listing and description of wanted individuals by clicking on the “Wanted” tab on the Sheriff site.  Anyone with information on the location of any persons listed can contact the Sheriff’s Office Monday through Friday @ 776-5353 between 8:30 AM and 4:00 P.M., or call your local police agency after hours.  You may also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

Summer Jobs for College Students !!!

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 09 February 2017
Elk County is pleased to partner again this year with the Stackpole-Hall Foundation and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to provide jobs for eight College Students during the summer of 2017.  The jobs include:
  • Assessment Office Assistant (2 positions)
  • Commissioners Office Assistant
  • Prothonotary Office Assistant
  • Records Storage Office Assistant
  • Recycling Center Assistant
  • Sheriff's Office Assistant
  • Veterans Office Assistant
Job descriptions are available here.  

The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is the focal point for applications.  Please see their website for program qualifications and you'll be able to submit your applications beginning in March of 2017.

Courthouse Prohibited Items

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 07 February 2017
If you plan to visit the Elk County Courthouse, please take a moment and review this memo of what items cannot be brought into the Courthouse.

Spring 2017 Elk County Act 13 Mini Grant Program

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 03 February 2017
The Elk County Commissioners have established a grant program that will redistribute a portion of their allocation of the  Act 13 Marcellus Shale Impact Fee for local projects. Act 13 Impact Fees are disbursed by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) directly to local governments to mitigate the impacts of unconventional gas well drilling and may be  used for a variety of projects. 

The DEADLINE for application submission is MARCH 1, 2017.

Information on applying for a grant.

ELK COUNTY

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