Keystone Scholars - UPDATE

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 17 December 2019
Elk County was part of the Keystone Scholars pilot program where the State's Treasury Department deposits $100 in a 529 Savings Account for every newborn.  State Treasurer Torsella recently provided some exciting updates on the program; and Elk County did extremely well in the pilot program.  The Keystone Scholars program now covers the entire Commonwealth.  Here is a link to Torsella's press release:

Change in Dog License Sales Location

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Attention dog owners !!!   The Elk County Treasurers Office would like to inform you that Elk County Ammo and Arms is no longer selling dog licenses.  Burkes Ace Home Center will now be issuing the 2020 dog licenses in St. Marys.  You can find Burkes Ace Home Center at 1077 Million Dollar Highway in St. Marys.

Elk County Launches PulsePoint

Category: Elk County News
Published: Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Are you CPR Certified ?   

Did you ever wish you could help someone in need of CPR ?

Elk County is proud to partner with the Allegheny Health Network / St. Vincent Hospital to bring to our residents

PulsePoint is comprised of 2 APPS that can be downloaded to your cell phone (either IOS or Android). 


The PulsePoint RESPOND APP is used to notify you when a cardiac arrest is occurring at a public location within ¼ mile of where you are currently located.  The purpose of this is to alert CPR trained individuals that they may be able to help someone in need while first responders are going to the scene.  Seconds count in these situations; so being able to begin CPR at the earliest possible time is the goal.  You will never be sent to someone's private residence - only public locations.


The PulsePoint AED APP allows a user to assist in creating a registry of AED machines and their locations.  This assists 911 to inform responders / callers of the location of any nearby AED machines during a crisis.


More information, including downloads, is available at

Painting Donated to Elk County

Category: Elk County News
Published: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
The family of Elk County native Sven Ohrvel Carlson donated an original oil painting of the Elk County Courthouse.  This painting will be displayed in the Courtroom.  Pictured here are Chief Clerk Lee Neureiter, Commissioner Matthew Quesenberry, Commissioner Daniel Freeburg, and Carlson family members Ruth Deloach, Ted Deloach, and Gregg Johnson.  

Per Capita Bills and Statewide Tax Recovery LLC.

Category: Elk County News
Published: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Per Capita bills are mailed on March 1st of every year to all individuals, over 18 years of age, in the County and are able to be paid to the Tax Collector up until December 31st of the year in which they were billed.


 In the past, delinquent Per Capita taxes were difficult to collect as people move, etc.  Elk County was approached by Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. in 2017 to form a contractual relationship whereby Statewide would begin collecting the delinquent Per Capita taxes for the County.  At the February 7, 2017 Elk County Commissioners Meeting, a motion to approve a Collection Agreement with Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. for collection of delinquent taxes at no cost to the County was approved unanimously. 


In January, some Municipal Tax Collectors turned over multiple years’ worth of delinquent Per Capita Taxes to Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc.  In February, those delinquent bills were sent by Statewide.  We know that an error was made with the delinquent Fox Township bills in that they were mistakenly identified as “Jones” township rather than “Fox” township; those bills are being corrected and resent by Statewide.  For each delinquency, Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. charges a $25 fee to the delinquent tax.


Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc. is happy to work on resolving the issue in question.  Debt collectors and consumers want the same thing; to resolve a legitimately owed debt or clear up any misunderstanding if the wrong person has been contacted.  By working together, issues can be resolved quickly and efficiently.  If you have questions with the notice you received, you can call Statewide Tax Recovery, Inc at 1-800-326-9380 or you can go to their website at


If you believe you have paid the Per Capita Tax Bill in question and you have proof of payment, you can contact your Municipal Tax Collector.  If you have a problem with your address, you can call the County Tax Assessment Office at 1-814-776-5339.


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