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.

Judicial Tax Sale

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 19 May 2017
The Elk County Tax Claim Bureau has scheduled a Judicial Tax Sale for Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 10:00am at the Elk County Courthouse Annex Building - 300 Center Street, Ridgway PA 15853.  The sale will be held in Conference Room #2 on the main floor.  At this sale, properties that were previously exposed for sale at a Tax Upset Sale and did not sell will be available for sale.  Properties sold at a Judicial Tax Sale are freed and cleared of all tax and municipal claims, mortgages, liens, charges, and estates (except ground rents separately taxed).  This Judicial Sale is open to the public.  An overview of the Tax Claim Bureau can be found here and includes a sequence of how a property moves through the tax claim process.

We are happy to now make available to you information about these Judicial Tax Sale properties on our website.  Click HERE to view the properties and also the Bidder's Certification form which must be completed and notarized prior to the sale.

Properties that are not sold at the Judicial Tax Sale are placed into the Elk County Repository; and are available for sale at any time.  You can view the REPOSITORY PROPERTIES online as well as obtain a Repository Property Purchase Application.

Election Information

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 07 October 2016


You can view Elk County's election results by clicking here.

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