2018 Elk County Proposed Budget

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 07 December 2017
On December 7, 2017 the Board of Commissioners for Elk County placed the proposed 2018 budget on display for public viewing and comment.  The budget is physically on display in the commissioners office and also available on the county website by following this link.

**NEW** Video Tour Of Elk County

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 25 August 2017
Over the past few months, Elk County has partnered with CGI Communications to refresh the "Video Tour Of Elk County" on our website.   If you scroll down on any webpage, and look to the right, you'll see the new video tour link.  The video tour is separated into 8 chapters so please be sure to view them all.  We certainly do have much to be proud of here in Elk County.

Elk County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Elk County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Now Available for Review

The Elk County Planning Department in cooperation with the Elk County Emergency Management Agency has prepared an update to the Elk County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

County officials began developing the county’s first Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) in 2006. The Plan was approved by FEMA and adopted in 2011. However, local Mitigation Plans must be updated at least once every five years in order to continue to be eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation project grant funding. In order to meet FEMA’s requirement, the Updated HMP was prepared.


Any person interested in reviewing the Draft of the plan can do so by clicking the link below. If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to:

Elk County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Jodi Foster, Director

Elk County Planning Department

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: 776-5335



Project Lifesaver

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017
The Elk County Sheriff's Office, Elk County 911, and Life and Independence For Today (LIFT) have partnered together to bring Project Lifesaver to Elk County.

What do people who suffer from Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism and down syndrome all have in common?....... The tendency to wander.  

Project Lifesaver is an award winning program consisting of police, sheriff, fire, public safety departments and other emergency responders. The individual with tendencies to wander wears a small transmitter on their wrist or ankle that emits a tracking signal. It looks similar to a watch, but sends out one of three transmissions: radio frequency, global positioning system (GPS) or assisted global positioning system. When the individual is missing, a call is made to Project Lifesaver to explain the situation. They, in turn, will contact local responders with coordinates of the individual based on the tracking signal being sent. The responder now knows exactly where to look, saving crucial time.

More information including how you can help is located on the Sheriff's Webpage.

Vietnam Veterans Lapel Pin Ceremony

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 08 June 2017
On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm, a public ceremony will be held by Commemorative Partners at the Fox Township Community Building - 300 Main Street, Kersey PA 15846 (next to the Fox Township Elementary School).  

(Due to overwhelming response, this ceremony has been moved from the Dagus Mines Legion to the Fox Township Community Building)

This ceremony will recognize, thank and honor United States military veterans who served during the Vietnam War.

Additional information is available on the Veterans' Affairs Webpage.


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