What is new at the Elk County Sheriff’s Office?

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Published: Friday, 09 December 2022

THE ELK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS TEAMED UP WITH BID4ASSETS! What is Bid4Assets? Bid4Assets is a company that will sell  property that has gone to sheriff sale ONLINE throughout the United States. No more attending the actual sheriff sale…you can bid on property ONLINE anywhere you are! Please see the sheriff’s webpage to get all of the details to this new process. Please click HERE to go directly to the Elk County Sheriff Sale page.

Elk County/Ridgway Borough Fair Housing PSA

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Published: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Please check out this Fair Housing PSA Video from the County of Elk and Borough of Ridgway.  A big thank you to Logan Abbey for volunteering his time and sharing his talent of acting with us in the creation of the 2022 annual Fair Housing outreach project.
The County of Elk and the Borough of Ridgway, Pennsylvania, abide by the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.  The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing because of: Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), Familial Status, and Disability.  The Pennsylvania Human Relation Act adds the additional protected classes of age, ancestry and the use of guide or support animals because of blindness, deafness or physical handicap of the user or because the user is a handler or trainer of support or guide animals.  If you believe that you have been discriminated against for any of these reasons when in search of housing, you can file a complaint with the Elk County Fair Housing Officer, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The designated Fair Housing Officer for the County of Elk and Ridgway Borough is:

Kathy McClelland

Elk County Planning Department

300 Center Street, PO Box 448

Ridgway, PA 15853

(814) 776-5335


Click on the link below to read the 2022 Elk County and Borough of Ridgway Fair Housing Resolution.


New County-Wide Broadband Survey

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Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
The County of Elk is interested in improving their broadband service for residents. Identifying areas within the county that are underserved either by access or by low Internet speeds will greatly assist our efforts. You can help by completing a broadband survey below and providing insight on the current issues with broadband service in the area. 



Category: Uncategorised
Published: Thursday, 07 April 2022

Under the March 2021 American Rescue Plan, Elk County has received funding to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic impacts through different categories of eligible uses. 

The Elk County Commissioners are pleased to provide this opportunity to financially assist our non-profits. This form is to be used by nonprofit organizations, registered and in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service and classified as any 501c group,  OTHER THAN 501c3,  that are seeking economic relief from the financial hardships that were caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligible Projects

Community Service projects, capital projects; building improvements, additions and repairs; equipment and furniture; grounds improvements, etc.   Not eligible: Cosmetic improvements, debt service, political organizations or affiliates, recurring maintenance costs, taxes, salaries/wages; administrative or operating capital. Funds are limited to new projects; these projects should be self-sustaining.





Joseph Daghir, Chair               M. Fritz Lecker              Matthew Quesenberry   

Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pinning

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Published: Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Elk County Commissioners M. Fritz Lecker and Matthew G. Quesenberry presented John Mark Dougherty with his Vietnam Veteran Lapel Pin and American Flag Pin. Living United States Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of location are eligible to receive one lapel pin. Thank you John Mark Dougherty for your service!

Pictured below (left to right): M. Fritz Lecker, Commissioner; John Mark Dougherty, Vietnam Veteran; Leslie Neal, Director of Veterans Affairs; Matthew Quesenberry, Commissioner and Patrick E. Straub, Chief Clerk.


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