Modified Services & Hours for County 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. 
Senior Centers and Satellite Centers are closed. Adult Day Care Centers are also closed.
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, no appointment necessary.
Online payments
 
Commissioners Closed to the public
Limited staff on-site
Phone calls answered 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
(724) 830-3106
 
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
Closed for non-essential functions, but open and accessible for certain “essential” proceedings, which are set forth in the Judicial Emergency Order.

   
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.

Domestic Relations
Beginning Tuesday, May 26th, the Domestic Relations Office will begin to open by recalling staff.  

The office will remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future. 

We will be phasing in more services as the Court reopens and the court house comes back into operation.
Hearings are being conducted by telephone and complaints for support and modification petitions can be filed online using E-services and if necessary, by telephone.

Make child and spousal support payments by mailing a check or money order made to PA SCDU to: 
PO Box 69110, Harrisburg 17106. 
Include PACSES Member ID or Social Security Number on check. No starter checks will be accepted.

Payment can also be made by MasterCard/VISA/Discover via 1-800-955-2305. 

Email questions: westmorelandservice@pacses.com 

 
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 Closed to the public
(724) 830-3604
   
Elections Closed to the public
(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  
GIS/Mapping Closed to the public Email questions or concerns  
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 Closed to the public
(724) 830-3061
   
Jury Services
Open to the public
Juror Services web site
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 is closed to public. 
Effective June 5:  Park playgrounds re-open.
Pavilion rentals and organized sports reservations resume.  Please be aware the green phase does prohibit gatherings over 250 people.

Restrooms and other facilities have re-opened and trash is being collected. The boathouse at Twin Lakes Park will remain closed until the remaining furloughed park staff is recalled.

  With the prohibition of large gatherings over 250 people, it appears that we may need to cancel our remaining annual events until either the green phase ends or the prohibition is lifted. We will continue to update our site with the most current guidance. 
Park Police
Our office is closed to the public but it is manned. We have officers patrolling all county properties. Officers are following CDC guidelines and limiting face to face contact.

Fingerprint orders are processed by appointment only. Please call 724-830-3567 to schedule, we ask that you please wear a mask when you arrive.

Magistrate fingerprint orders:
Please bring your photo ID and all copies of the order from the magistrate

Employment fingerprint card:
Please bring your photo ID and a check for 10 dollars made out to Westmoreland County
Dial 911 for an emergency. All other callers can use (724) 830-3567 to speak with an officer. We are available 24/7.
Planning & Development For Subdivision and Land Development Plan approvals/signatures:
Tuesdays 8AM - 12PM
Thursdays 1PM - 4PM
(724) 830-3600
   
Public Defender
Closed to the public
(724) 830-3535
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.  
 
Prothonotary Open to the public 8:30AM to 4:00PM, no appointment necessary.



Passport services are suspended until further notice.
Recorder of Deeds
Open to the public during normal business hours without an appointment.
Mon-Fri 8:30 am- 4:00 pm 


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

 
Redevelopment Authority Closed to the public
(724) 830-3050
   
Register of Wills
The Register of Wills office is open to the public. Appointments will no longer be necessary to conduct business in the office.  The office will resume its extended Tuesday hours starting July 14th.

 
Sheriff Office is closed, issuing gun permits by appointment only, call (724) 830-3457. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  June and July Sheriff Sales postponed. View Court Order
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
Closed to the public
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
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 inmate visits have been cancelled
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.