Limited Public Access to the Pike County Administration Building

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, public access to the Pike County Administration Building, at 506 Broad Street, in Milford, PA is limited until further notice.

For necessary business, members of the public should call ahead to the specific county department or office before traveling to the Administration Building. Visit www.PikePA.org to find contact information for County offices and departments.

Instructions for members of the public are posted on the front outside door of the Administration Building. A Sheriff’s Deputy is stationed inside for further assistance.

 Below is an update on the status of
Pike County government services,
as well as a compilation of resources available
for conducting county business online or by phone.

Area Agency on Aging

The Pike County Area Agency on Aging will be operating its Home Delivered Meals program from the Blooming Grove Senior Center and Lackawaxen Senior Center for meal distribution and pick up only.

The Dingmans Ferry Senior Center, Eastern Pike Center for Active Adults at Matamoras Fire Department, and Saw Creek Center for Active Adults will be closed until further notice.

The AAA main number: 570-775-5550 is the contact for any senior in need of nutrition services in this period of closure.

Pike County AAA staff are contacting any congregate consumers who may be in need of nutrition services or other services in this time period.

Assessment Office

The public can access the county’s online Geographic Information Access System at gis.pikepa.org.

For all other inquiries, the public can call the Assessment Office at 570-296-5936.

Community Planning

Subdivision and Land Development plans will continue to be reviewed and processed for recording. Applications and procedures for these items are available on the Community Planning website.

Please call ahead if you require an in-office appointment related to these and other Planning services.

The public is asked to postpone any non-essential business with the Community Planning Office. Call 570-296-3500 for more information.

Children & Youth Services

Pike County Children & Youth Services have limited staff available in its offices.

Caseworkers are working remotely and are available as usual for investigations/referrals, a Supervisor is available in the office daily.

Childline referrals continue to be investigated as required by law.

For more information, call 570-296-3446.

Court Administration

At least until April 3, 2020 the Pike County Court of Common Pleas will be operating under an Administrative Order issued by President Judge Gregory H. Chelak, which limits the operations and ongoing business of the Court. For more specifics, download the Administrative Order in the News section of the Pike County Court System website.

Conservation District

The Pike County Conservation District (PCCD) office is closed to the public, but staff are working remotely. Staff are available via email pikecd@pikepa.org and phone 570-226-8220.

Postal mail and phone messages to the general office number will be checked on a regular basis.

All educational programs, meetings, and workshops are cancelled through April 6, 2020. Please check the District website regularly for updates. www.pikeconservation.org

The public is asked to postpone any non-essential business with the Conservation District Office. Or, call 570-226-8220 for more information.

PCCD Delegated Programs

Erosion Control and Waterways Permitting (Chapter 102)

Plan reviews are being conducted by staff remotely; regular site inspections will not be done at this time.

Any complaints will be addressed on a case by case basis for potential site inspections if they are an emergency or a public health issue. If necessary, social distancing will be exercised.

Engineers and contractors should use the drop box at the front entrance of the Conservation District Office to submit any necessary project materials that cannot be shared with District staff by email. The drop box will be checked on a regular basis.

Waterways and Wetlands Management Permits (Chapter 105)

The permitting process and forms are all available online. Completed forms can be e-mailed to PCCD pikecd@pikepa.org and will disseminated for review and acknowledgement.

Any complaints will be addressed on a case by case basis for potential site inspections if they are an emergency or a public health issue. If necessary, social distancing will be exercised.

  • Any required payments related to permitting or Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) submissions can be mailed to PCCD.

Pike County Conservation District
556 Route 402, Suite 1
Hawley, PA 18428

Elections Office

The Pike County Elections Office webpage at PikePA.org provides a link to VotesPA.com Pennsylvania Department of State resources related to voter registration and absentee or mail-in ballot applications.

Deadlines for the 2020 election cycle can be found on the Pike County Elections Office webpage by opening the link “2020 Election Important Dates” under Downloadable Documents.

Other downloadable documents available through the Elections Office webpage include the voter registration application, absentee and mail-in ballot application, and Campaign Finance Report.

Sample Ballots will soon be posted on the webpage.

An instructional video on how to use Pike County’s new voting systems is also available on the webpage.

GIS Mapping / Tax Administration

The public can access the county’s online Geographic Information Access System at gis.pikepa.org.

Searches can be conducted by:

1 Owner Name (Last name first)

    General

    Detailed

    Included information Control #, Map #, Mailing Address, Property Desc, Steb Date, Deed Reference, Assessed Value

    Grantor Info.

2  Control Number/Account Number (Last six digits only)

     General

     Detailed

3  Map Number (Enter in all decimals and dashes)

    General

    Detailed

4  911/Physical address

Tax Maps are available online using any of the above tools.

For more information, contact the GIS/Tax Administration Office by email mapping@pikepa.org or phone 570-296-3420.

Penn State Extension

Official Statement from Penn State Extension on face to face to workshops:

Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and the unprecedented challenges it poses to communities across Pennsylvania and around the world, Penn State has decided to cancel all public events and programs through at least May 15, 2020. This decision, though difficult, was made in the best interests of the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the local communities, organizations and citizens we serve.

Although the program for which you registered has been cancelled, there is a possibility that it will be rescheduled in the future. If it is, you will receive an invitation to the rescheduled event. In the meantime, if your event required a registration fee, you will be issued a refund for the cancelled event.

As of now, programs and events scheduled for after May 15 will be held as planned, pending further developments. If you are registered for or interested in events after that date, watch for further information in the weeks and months ahead. In the meantime, you can follow updates on the coronavirus/COVID-19 situation from Penn State, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this rapidly evolving situation. If you have questions or would like to change your registration status, please call 1-877-345-0691.

Soil Test Kits

With this being a busy time of year for soil test kits, Penn State Extension recommends that the public download the required form from the Penn State Analytical Lab; use their own bag for soil; and send the form, sample, and payment directly to the Lab. Detailed instructions are available here: https://agsci.psu.edu/aasl/soil-testing/fertility/soil-fertility-submission-forms.

Water Test Kits

The Pike County office has suspended water testing for at least two weeks since it creates a high volume of foot traffic into the office. However, water test kits *only* may  be ordered via email (aaslab@psu.edu). Please allow extra time to receive kits and test results.

Penn State Extension Website

Staff are working on transferring face to face workshops to an online format where it is possible. To keep office traffic to a minimum we will encourage our external stakeholders to access educational materials through our website extension.psu.edu. These materials are available in a wide variety of formats including, articles, webinars, online courses, learn now videos and publications.

https://news.psu.edu/story/611903/2020/03/12/impact/penn-state-extension-adapts-remains-resource-during-coronavirus

Sheriff’s Office

The public can access the following items through the Sheriff’s Office website:

  1. List of active bench warrants
  2. Application for Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms Permit. Applications by U.S. Mail --> LTC Announcement.pdf (169.92 kb)
  3. Application for employment
  4. Sheriff’s paper service process receipt & affidavit of return
  5. List of Sheriff Sale dates
  6. Instructions on Drug Take back
  7. Civil Paperwork service and fee schedule

Prothonotary

The public can access the following items through the Prothonotary Office website:

  • eFile Marriage License
  • Fee Schedule for the Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, and Clerk of the Orphans’ Court
  • Passport Information. For Passport forms go to travel.state.gov

Recorder of Deeds / Register of Wills

The Recorder of Deeds Office offers records online (uslandrecords.com). The office also accepts e-filing and mail-ins for all documents.

If required, walk-in documents may be left at the Security Desk of the Pike County Administration Building. Documents are collected on a regular basis for processing. 

The Register of Wills Office website features a link to an online search service (INFOCON), available by paid subscription. Contact the Pike County Recorder of Wills by email sschroeder@pikepa.org or phone 570-296-3508 if you require copies of documents found through INFOCON or for Letters for Probate.

Other will-related documents should be mailed to the Pike County Recorder of Wills at 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA, 18337.

Contact Recorder of Deeds / Register of Wills, Sharon Schroeder, by email sschroeder@pikepa.org or phone for more information.

Tax Claim

The Pike County Tax Claim Office offers the following online services:

1.Ability to pay taxes via credit card

2.Search by name online for delinquent taxes

3.Sales listed (as they are available) along with info about the sale.

4.Forms for Bidder Registration as well as the Repository Bid Sheet

Transportation

Under the latest guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) related to COVID-19 precautions, Pike County’s public transportation services are running on a limited basis for the next two weeks, for medical and food purposes only.

At this time the Pike County Transportation Department is only servicing life sustaining trips, such as chemo therapy, dialysis, and pharmacy. We will also ensure that riders have access to food such as supermarkets and food pantries. We are asking our riders to reschedule their non-life-sustaining medical appointments for 2-3 weeks. 

Please contact the Pike County Transportation Department at 1-866-681-4947 or 570-296-3408 for more information.

Treasurer

The Pike County Treasurer’s Office offers the following services through its website:

  • Annual Dog License
  • Lifetime Dog License
  • Fishing Licenses (include PA website)
  • Permanent Identification Verification Form (PIV)
  • PA Bingo Law
  • Bingo Application
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Bingo Law
  • Small Games of Chance Overview
  • Small Games of Chance Application
  • Special Raffle Permit

Any disabled veteran needing to apply for a Pennsylvania Fishing License can make an in-person appointment by calling 570-296-3441.

Veterans Affairs

All questions for Veterans Affairs services or support groups should be directed to Director Brian Evichin by email bevichin@pikepa.org or phone 570-296-3563.

Workforce Development

The Pike County Workforce Development Agency website provides useful links to employment resources and other agency services.

Updates are available through the Agency’s Facebook page.

Additionally, downloadable documents include the Agency’s monthly newsletter, brochure, and the 2019 job fair directory.

Useful links:

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