Modified Services & Hours for County Departments

Courthouse Open by Appointment Only until further notice

Effective Monday, December 14, 2020 until further notice the Courthouse will be closed to the public, except by appointment only.

The following details how to contact and obtain services for county and court departments.

Department
On-site
Remote Suspended
Adult Probation
The main office in the courthouse and both sub-offices are open with normal schedules and operations. 


Area Agency on Aging
Referrals are still being accepted.
No Walk-ins.
AAA switchboard remains open.  Hours 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
(724) 830-4444 or toll free 1-800-442-8000
aaa.@co.westmoreland.pa.us
Home-delivered meals are being delivered by local senior centers and Congregate meal drive-up is on-going at each center.  All meals are currently provided on Mondays and Thursdays only. All meals are frozen. 
All 13 Senior Centers re-open effective June 1, 2021. Satellite Centers remain temporarily closed. All Department of Health and CDC guidelines for mitigating the risk of COVID-19 virus will be followed.
BH/DS
Closed to the public
Limited staff
For emergencies, please contact the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at 1-800-836-6010.   
Children's Bureau
Limited staff on site.
Referrals accepted by phone.
Open to the public by appointment only.
•  Predominately operating remotely

•  If you need to make a report of Child Abuse or Neglect, please contact the statewide hotline at 1-800-932-0313.  If you need to reach your caseworker or another employee directly, you may contact our office at (724) 830-3301

Our Independent Living program  has temporarily cancelled group sessions.
Clerk of Courts
Open to the public.
Masks required for visitors. 
Online payments

Download our mobile app for Clerk of Courts services.
 
Commissioners Closed to the public
Limited staff on-site
Phone calls answered 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
(724) 830-3106
 
Community Development Open by appointment only.
(724) 830-3600
   
Controllers
Open on a daily basis from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The public is asked to make appointments prior to visiting the office.
(724) 830-3115


General inquiries can be addressed to rgarris@co.westmoreland.pa.us or jbalzer@co.westmoreland.pa.us  
Coroners
The office and/or Deputy Coroner can be reached by dialing
(724) 830-3636 and someone will be onsite during normal business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:00-4:00p)
  Educational internships/job shadows have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.  Please allow extra time for the receipt of Coroner reports, autopsy reports and toxicology reports
Courts
Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas is open and accessible. Wearing a mask and social distancing is practiced in all courtrooms.

   
District Attorney
Working with a reduced staff.
Office lobby is open for attorneys to drop off legal documents for service. 
All other business would require an appointment.



Please call 911 if there is an immediate safety issue.

Drug Overdose Taskforce
Closed to the public
Limited staff on-site
724-830-3827
For emergencies, call 724-309-4800
All trainings cancelled.
Economic Growth Connection Open by appointment only.
(724) 830-3604
   
Elections Open by appointment only
(724) 830-3150
Voters can go to www.votespa.com to register to vote or request a ballot. Please keep looking at the county website or Department of State website for updates  
Human Services
Closed to the public
Available to assist and answer questions via email.

Available to process invoices, reports and documents for human service agencies and nonprofits via email.
 
Industrial Development Corporation Open by appointment only.
(724) 830-3061
   
Jury Services
Open to the public
Juror Services web site All jurors whose service date is January 4 - January 28, 2021 have been excused.
Juvenile Detention
Visitation is allowed for shelter and detention residents.  Only immediate family is permitted.  All visits will take place in the "screened" room.
Residents are able to use Skype or Facetime to communicate with family members once/week

Juvenile Probation
The Juvenile Probation Office is open to the public and has resumed regular business hours of operation. The New Kensington sub-office is also open.
   
Law Library Open to public Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (excluding holidays). Email is monitored. 
Please direct inquiries to: eward@co.westmoreland.pa.us
   
Magisterial District Justices
Districts Courts are Open
Social Distancing Practiced
Wear Mask when in District Court
Telephone the District Court prior to entering the building.


Please make payments online

Parks Parks & Recreation Main Office
The Parks and Recreation Main office is open to the public; however, we recommend communication via phone or email to limit face to face contact.  If you must come to the office in person, we ask that you please wear a mask when you arrive.
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Parks
All park amenities are open to the public, users are reminded to follow all state health department and CDC guidance including masks, distancing and gatherings. 
The Parks department can be reached by phone at (724) 830-3950 or by email at parksinfo@co.westmoreland.pa.us
We will continue to update our site with the most current guidance.
 
Park Police
Our office is open to the public, and has resumed normal business operations.



Planning & Development
Open by appointment only for Subdivision and Land Development Plan approvals/signatures:
Tuesdays 8AM - 12PMh
Thursdays 1PM - 4PM
(724) 830-3600
   
Prothonotary Prothonotary Office will be open for all emergency fillings. 
Closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 pm

All other Civil or Family filings can be mailed in or by appointment.
For appointment please call:
Family 724-830-3503
Civil 724-830-3670 or 724-830-3507



Passport services are suspended until further notice.

Notary Services available by appointment only.
Public Defender Open to the public Mon-Fri,
8:30am-12:00pm and 1:00-3:00pm
The Public Defender's Office can be reached at (724) 830-3535 or by email. Individuals who need to apply for our services can download an application. Applications can be filled out online and emailed to us as attachment, or they can be printed out and submitted by mail.    
Recorder of Deeds
Open to the public by appointment only.


 
Records Management
Closed to the public
Inquiries can be sent to records@co.westmoreland.pa.us

 
Redevelopment Authority Open by appointment only.
(724) 830-3050
   
Register of Wills
Effective Monday December 14, 2020 and until further notice, the Register of Wills office with be open by appointment only.  Please call 724-830-3177 to schedule an appointment.
More Details

 
Sheriff Office is open to the public during regular business hours, Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. 
 
Gun Permits are by appointment only. Call (724) 830-3822 between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm to schedule.
 
Tax Assessment
Closed to the public
All inquiries should be emailed to taxcard@co.westmoreland.pa.us. Appeal forms, Homestead applications, and address change request forms can all be found on our website.  
Tax Office/Tax Claim
Open to the public BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  Call 724-830-3428 to schedule.
Payments can be made through the US Postal Service or online. Agreements are available to those who have two-year delinquent taxes on their properties.  More Details
 
Treasurer's Office
Open to the public during regular Courthouse hours. More Details

• Regular and Senior Dog Licenses can be purchased either through the mail or by using our online licensing system.  Lifetime dog licenses can only be done through the mail. Small Games and Bingo Licenses can be renewed or purchased through the mail.  Due to limited staff it may take longer than usual to receive your license.
 
Veterans Affairs
No in-person claim services until further notice. 
Office is open to pick up and drop off paperwork, recorded military discharges, etc. We request all visitors wear a mask, if not for your own safety, please do so for the health/safety of the veterans who visit after you.
• We are available to assist all of our normal services via phone, email, and mail.

• Call (724) 830-3530 for assistance and please leave a message if prompted.  We have very limited staffing in the office, but messages are checked regularly during business hours and forwarded to those working remotely.

The DAV van is currently still available on a limited basis for transportation to and from appointments at the VA Hospitals in Pittsburgh.
 
Westmoreland County Prison
Closed to the public
Visits for attorneys will only be permitted from 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Monday through Friday.

Inmate visits to resume June 27th, 2021.
Inmates will be given one (1) free video visit per week.  The visit will last for ten (10) minutes.  Your family/friends will be able to contact GTL at www.gtlvisitme.com to schedule the video visit.  All visitors and inmates will abide by the rules set forth for video visiting  These rules can be found on the Prison website.
All face to face visits have been cancelled until June 27th 2021.
Westmoreland Manor
Closed to the public.
View Latest Update from Westmoreland Manor Administration.

  NO VISITORS for our facility. The only visitation we are accepting at this time are the families of our end of life residents. One immediate family member will be allowed in the facility at a time.