New at the Register & Recorder Office

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 31 January 2017

To save the time of those who are applying for a Marriage License, you now have the option of filling out the application online (located under the Clerk of the Orphans’ Court section of our office web site) and bring it with you along with photo ID and the $40.00 fee. If you have any questions or need assistance filling out the Application, you can call the office at 814-776-5347. Click Here for the Application. (works best in Google Chrome)

Elk County Housing Rehabilitation Receives $500,000 In Funding

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Elk County Planning Department on behalf of the Elk County Board of Commissioners has recently procured $500,000.00 from the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). The program funding procured will be utilized through the Elk County Housing Rehabilitation Program (ECHRP) to conduct Single Residential Owner- Occupied Housing Rehabilitation activities.  

According to the grant guidelines, certain geographic areas must be targeted for each funding round. The Elk County Housing Rehabilitation Program has chosen to target seventy – five percent (75%) of the funds to eligible residents age sixty – two (62) or older within the municipalities of Benezette, Fox, and Jay Townships and the remaining twenty – five percent (25%) of the funds will target Low to Moderate Income households with the municipalities of Fox and Jay Townships. It is hoped that funding can be utilized to target other areas throughout the county with future grant applications.

Questions regarding this program can be directed to the Elk County Planning Department at (814) 776-5335.

For more information on this program, CLICK HERE


Penn State Extension Office Relocation

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017
The Penn State Cooperative Extension Office for Elk County has relocated from the Courthouse basement to Room 210 in the Annex Building (300 Center Street, Ridgway PA 15853).

Please feel free to check out their website for exciting news on activities throughout Elk County including 4-H, the Master Gardener Program, and other practical agriculture education.

Other than the physical address, all contact information (P.O. Box, Phone #, Fax #, etc) is unchanged.


Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017

Please take note as of January 1, 2017 the fees for filing in the Register of Wills and Orphans’ Court has increased. The last increase to our fees was January 1, 1998. The new fee schedule can be found by clicking on the Register of Wills or the Orphans’ Court headings.

Sheriff Sale Properties

Category: Elk County News
Published: Monday, 24 October 2016
We are happy to announce that Sheriff Sale Properties are once again included on the Elk County Sheriff's page of this website.  Properties for the November sale are currently listed.  There is no sale in December.  January sale properties will be added soon.  Click on Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding how to buy a property advertised at sheriff sale.


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