Silent Auction

Category: Elk County News
Published: Friday, 02 August 2019

The County of Elk will hold a silent auction on Monday, July 19th and Tuesday, July 20th from 9AM – 3:30PM and Wednesday July 21st from 9AM – 1PM. Items up for bid consist of a 2009 Chevy Impala, office furniture and equipment no longer used by the county. The auction will be held in the gym at the Annex Building, 300 Center Street, Ridgway. Use the front door on Center Street to enter the gym. Highest bidder on general items will be notified by phone ASAP, vehicle bids will be publicly opened at the Commissioners’ meeting on August 3rd. All items need to be removed by Monday, July 26th by 4PM or the next highest bidder will be called. Payment are to be made in the Commissioners’ Office in the Annex Building and must be made via cash or money order or a certified check for the vehicle. No credit cards.

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





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; 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 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