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Huntingdon County Departments

Huntingdon County Departments

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Auditors Department Voters of the County elect three Auditors.  They are responsible for auditing all financial records of the County on an annual basis.
The County Auditors are located in the Courthouse.
Bridge Department This office is responsible for the maintenance, reconstruction, and construction of twenty bridges located on township roads throughout Huntingdon County. Maintenance responsibility on one additional bridge is shared with Blair County.
Children and Youth Department Huntingdon County Children’s Services is a federally mandated, state-administered, county-run Protective Services Program for children who are abused and neglected.  This Agency serves children, youth and their families and works to ensure the safety and well-being of Huntingdon County’s children and youth. 
Commissioners Department The Huntingdon County Commissioners take great pleasure in welcoming you to the Huntingdon County Government Web Site. This site is designed to provide accurate and timely information about Huntingdon County Government. We are proud to serve the public.
Coroner The Coroner (elected) investigates deaths of a suspicious or violent nature and is assisted by Coroner Jury of Inquest when called to determine the cause of death. When inquests are warranted,
Elections Department This Department provides voter registration services and oversees the elections process for Huntingdon County.
Emergency Management Agency The Emergency Management Agency is responsible for the mitigation of all types of emergencies and potential emergencies, including organizing all locally available manpower, materials, supplies, equipment, and services necessary for disaster emergency readiness, response, and recovery. 
Mapping Department The Mapping Department is responsible for implementing a Countywide Geographic Information System (GIS), serving the mapping needs of County and municipal governments and the public.  The Department also issues all 911 addresses and administers the County's Uniform Parcel Identifier (UPI) Ordinance.
Planning and Development Department The Planning Department provides a variety of services to Huntingdon County municipalities and the County Commissioners.  Responsibilities include:  preparation and maintenance of the Huntingdon County Comprehensive Plan; staff support for the Huntingdon County Planning Commission (HCPC); administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program on behalf of Huntingdon County, Huntingdon Borough and Smithfield Township; review of subdivisions and land developments; and planning assistance to municipalities and organizations.
Prison The Huntingdon County Prison was built in 1978, at a cost of $1,113,000.  The Prison is designed to hold both sentenced Inmates and Inmates that are being detained pending trials.  Inmates can be held at the County Prison for up to five years.  The Prison has a maximum capacity of 48 inmates that are housed in 25 cells.
Recycling Department This Department facilitates the County's drop off recycling program and various special collection events.
Sheriff Department The Huntingdon County Sheriff's Office is committed to the protection of persons and property under the Laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Huntingdon, the preservation of the peace and order, the prevention and detection of crime, the apprehension of the offenders, efficient administration of the civil process and effective service and enforcement of the orders of the Court.
Tax Assessment The Tax Assessment Office is responsible for assessing real estate; maintaining property records; preparing lists of persons of taxable age; administering the Clean and Green Program; and administering property tax relief through Homestead and Farmstead exclusions.
Tax Claim Bureau The Tax Claim Bureau collects delinquent real estate taxes turned over by the 48 tax collectors of Huntingdon County.  The Bureau also administers Tax Sales.
Treasurer's Office The County Treasurer is the official custodian of County funds.  The Treasurer invests county funds in short term investments and transfers monies as needed.  The Treasurer also serves as Director of the Tax Claim Bureau.  The Treasurer's Office issues dog licenses, hunting licenses, fishing licenses, and small games of chance and bingo licenses.
Veteran Affairs Department This Department helps veterans procure discharge papers (DD-214s) and in-service medical records. It also processes applications for service-connected and non-service-connected compensation or pensions, home-bound or nursing-home care, hospital care, educational benefits, burial benefits, blind pensions, federal grave markers, widows’ pensions, property-tax exemptions for 100%-P&T disabled veterans and their widows, emergency assistance; and liaises with area VA medical facilities.

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