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The legislative and executive arm of the Montgomery County government is the three member Board of Commissioners. Elected at large for four year terms, the three choose one of their members to be chairman. Provisions are made for minority party representation as the electorate votes for two from the four candidates seeking the three positions. If a vacancy occurs, the county judges appoint a replacement. The commissioners name all department heads, as well as most members of the various boards, authorities, and committees. In addition, the commissioners appoint all county employees and, sitting as the Salary Board with the Controller, establish salaries of all employees. The management of county property and all phases of financial administration, except final audit, also rests with the commissioners. They are responsible for the preparation, adoption and execution of the annual budget, as well as for the taxing of all property, both real and personal, for county purposes. They have jurisdiction over County maintained roads and bridges and supervision of the Court House and other county operated facilities, such as the Youth Center in West Norriton Township.
Visit the Staff Directory to find all department and staff contact information.
View the Holidays / Hours of Operations to find all closings and hours of operation.
Commissioners' Board meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month starting at 10 a.m. in the Commissioners' Board Room located on the 8th floor of One Montgomery Plaza, Norristown Pa 19401. Board meetings are live streamed at https://www.montcopa.org/livestream
starting at 10:00 a.m.
Each website will have pertinent information pertaining to their municipality.
Here is a list of township and borough websites.
Montgomery County Office of Senior Services is part of the Pennsylvania Area on Agency network whose funding serves residents age 60 and above. Our programs promote the “aging in place” model that so many desire by providing in-home services in their own home. We also provide advocacy for residents of facilities, through our ombudsman program and investigate allegations of elder abuse through our protective services unit. We strive to meet the needs of all of our age 60+ residents by contracting with a variety of providers of services.
To begin the process of in-home services, you will need to call our office at 610-278-3601 and ask to speak to an enrollment specialist, who will explain our services and eligibility requirements.
Call our office at 610-278-3601 and ask to speak to an enrollment specialist, who will explain our services and eligibility requirements.
All assessments completed by the Office of Senior Services are free. Not all program services are provided free of charge. Your fee for services is determined after you have been assessed in your home. Depending on the program you are eligible for, there may be a cost-share you will pay for your services, there is also a possibility that there will be no cost to you.
You may be eligible for in-home care services through the Office of Senior Services (OSS). Our office also recommends contacting the Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Office at 610-278-3285. The Veterans Office will be able to explain benefits available to you that cannot be accessed through OSS.
If you do not know the name of your care manager, call our office at 610-278-3601 and speak to the receptionist.
Call our County Community Connections office at 610-278-3522.
Please call the Personal Navigator Program, 1-800-591-8234, your local senior center or your legislative office.
If you change your mind and want to vote in person after being approved for a mail in ballot you can bring your ballot & the envelopes to the polls with you. You will give your ballot & envelopes to a Poll Worker and they will void it for you; enabling you to vote in person.
The Poll Workers will be able to tell who has requested a mail-in ballot, so if you forget to bring your mail-in ballot & envelopes with you so that it can be voided you will be given a provisional ballot to complete at your polling location. This ballot will only be counted once we verify that your mail-in ballot has not been received by the Election Board.
Ballots for the 2021 Primary will be mailed in April to voters who apply to vote by mail.
If you receive a 2021 Mail-In or Absentee ballot application and want to vote in person, you can simply dispose of the application. No further action is required on your part. You will be able to vote in person on a standard ballot at your assigned polling location on Election Day. Ballots are only mailed to registered voters who apply for them.
If you’d like to be removed from the annual application mailing list, you must complete this form and mail it to our office.
Ballots for the May 18th Primary will begin to be mailed in April 2021.
If you have already received your ballot and decide that you would rather vote in person at your assigned polling location, you can bring your ballot & the envelopes to the polls with you. You will give your ballot & envelopes to a Poll Worker and they will void it for you; enabling you to vote in person.
It means that we have already received your application. So, if you apply again, it will be considered a “duplicate” and rejected. This does not cancel your previous application.
We strongly recommend checking your status before submitting a second application.
Click here to track your ballot application.
There are a few different statuses that can appear:
No Record: This means that you haven’t applied yet or that we have not processed your application. Please allow 10-14 business days from the time you submit your application for processing.
If you provided your email address on your application, you will receive an email indicating that your application was processed.
Pending: This means that your application was received and approved, but that your ballot has not been mailed yet. We will begin mailing ballots in late September.
Processed: This means that your application was received and approved, and your ballot has been mailed.
Vote Recorded: This means that we received your ballot and have recorded your vote.
The PA State system only recognizes an email address once, so if you and another member of your household provided the same email address you will only receive an email for one ballot
No, original voter signatures are required for the application to be valid unless you are a qualified military or civilian overseas voter. You may apply using the online application, which can be found at www.votespa.com
No, thank you! You can track your application by clicking here.
No Match: This means that you haven’t applied yet or that we have not processed your application. Please allow 10-14 business days from the time you submit your application for processing.
If you provided your email address on your application, you will receive an email indicating that your application was processed.
Pending: This means that your application was received and approved, but that your ballot has not been mailed yet. We will begin mailing ballots in late September.
Vote Recorded: This means that we received your ballot and have recorded your vote.
If you gave us your email address in your application, you will receive an email when your application has been processed. You will also receive an email when your vote has been recorded. The PA State system only recognizes an email address once, so if you and another member of your household provided the same email address you will only receive an email for one ballot.
Yes, you may send us a letter requesting an absentee ballot. The letter must include the following information:
As well as one of the following: PA Driver’s license/PennDOT ID #, last four digits of your SS #, or a copy of an accepted photo identification.
You can also apply online here.
You can simply email that change to us! Be sure to include your name and date of birth so that we can ensure the correct record is being updated. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications can be declined for a few reasons. Here are the most common:
Duplicate - It means that we have already received your application. So, if you apply again, it will be considered a “duplicate” and rejected. This does not cancel your previous application
Incomplete address – Voter is registered in Montgomery County but the address on their mail-in application doesn’t match their Voter Registration. Click here to update your voter registration.
Not registered – Voter is not currently registered in Montgomery County. Click here to register to vote.
Ballots are not forwarded by the USPS, so if you’re now living at a different address than the one you provided on your mail-in ballot application; you will need to call our office at 610¬-278¬-3275. A representative will need to void the ballot that was sent to your former address and assist you as you complete a change of delivery address form. After that, we will mail a new ballot to your new address or you can come to our office at 425 Swede St in Norristown to pick up your ballot.
You cannot submit another application or the change of delivery address form without having your original ballot voided first. Otherwise, our system would identify it as a duplicate or second request for a ballot and reject the application. This helps ensure that every voter only receives one ballot.
Ballots are not forwarded by the USPS, so if you’re now living at a different address than the one you provided on your mail-in ballot application; you will need to complete this form.
This form can be emailed to us at email@example.com or mailed to us:
If using the USPS, please send to:Montgomery County Voter ServicesP.O. Box 311Norristown, PA 19404-0311If using FedEx, UPS or other courier service:
Montgomery County Voter ServicesOne Montgomery Plaza425 Swede St.Suite 602
Norristown, PA 19401
No. Similar to voting in person, you are only able to cast your own vote. You cannot collect, drop off or deliver ballots for other people.
If you know a voter who has an illness or disability that will prevent them from dropping off their ballot, they can designate an agent to pick up or drop off their ballot. The agent can only pick up/drop off for voters who are in the same household. The ballot can be picked up at one of our office locations and returned along with the ballot to a secure drop box or office location.
Click here to access the form.
No. Ballot applications must be mailed to our office (please see mailing address below) or submitted online by clicking here.
If using the USPS, please send to:
Montgomery County Voter Services
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
If using FedEx, UPS or other courier service:
One Montgomery Plaza
425 Swede St
Norristown PA 19401
In order to apply for a mail-in ballot, you must supply your PA Driver’s License or PennDOT issued photo ID card number in the Identification section. If you do not have a PA Driver’s License or PennDOT issued photo ID card, you must apply by mail by supplying the last four (4) digits of your Social Security number in Section 5.
If you do not have a valid form of either of these types of identification, please check the box titled “I do not have a PA driver’s license or a PennDOT ID card or a Social Security number” in the Identification section. If you choose this option, you must enclose a photocopy of an acceptable ID that indicates your eligibility to vote.
The application can be found here.
Constituents can call the Election Board at 610¬-278¬-3275 and provide their name and mailing address to a representative. We will send you the proper forms through the mail.
If you requested a mail-in ballot and would like to cancel your request, you will need to complete one of these forms:
If you applied to vote by mail in the 2020 General Election only, click here to access the Single Use Ballot Cancellation form.
If you applied for Permanent Mail-In Ballot Status, click here to access the Permanent Status Cancellation form.
Please note, if your ballot has already been mailed we will not be able to cancel your request.
Deadline for filing an annual appeal is August 1 to be effective for the following tax year. Filing Fees: This is a non-refundable processing fee. Check or money order made payable to: Montgomery County Treasurer for each application. Single Family Residential or Individually Owned Condominium (excluding apartments) - fifty dollars ($50.00) Residential (multi-family) (duplexes) - one hundred dollars ($100.00) Commercial and Industrial (including apartments) - two hundred dollars ($200.00) Preferentially Assessed Properties (Act 319, Act 515) - fifty dollars ($50.00) Exemptions - two hundred dollars ($200.00)
There are two different types of appeals: 1. Annual - You have the right to appeal your assessment once a year. The deadline for filing is August 1 to be effective for the following year. Annual appeal hearings start in May and must be heard by October 31. 2. Interim - Appeals must be filed within 40 days of the mailing date stated on the assessment change notice. It is important that the appeal form be completed accurately, indicating the location of the property appealed, the parcel number (the parcel number may appear as the account number on your tax bill), list any unavailable dates, include your daytime telephone number in case we have any questions, your opinion of MARKET VALUE, and the name and address to which the notice of the hearing should be mailed. Make sure you have signed the appeal form. A separate form must be used for each property and parcel number being appealed.
A member of a partnership may represent the partnership, a bona fide officer of a corporation, trust or association, may represent the corporation, trust or association, and an officer or employee of another agency or of a political subdivision may represent the agency or political subdivision in presenting any submittal to an agency subject to these rules.
Please click here to open the Support Exceptions Instructions Packet.
For persons seeking treatment services a complete clinical and financial screening will be conducted followed by a referral to the appropriate Provider and/or funding resource. Trained Case Coordinators are located at three Case Coordination locations, they are:
166 West Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Creative Health Services
11 Robinson Street
Pottstown, PA 19464
830 Twining Road, Suite 1
Dresher, PA 19025
A standardized comprehensive clinical screening will be conducted with you to determine:
The funds available through the County Program are reserved for those individuals where no other payment resource is available. By State Regulation the order of payment for services is:
Case Coordinators can assist and direct you on the best method to access these funding sources.
The Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol Program is the local authority responsible for the development and delivery of comprehensive services to residents of Montgomery County affected by substance use and abuse. Programs include Prevention and Education, Intervention and Treatment. Services are financed with Federal, State and County Funds.
By Federal regulations, the County Program is required to provide preference in treatment placement to pregnant women, overdose survivors, and veterans.
Outpatient admissions, in most cases, can be completed within 7 business days. The only exception is for outpatient methadone maintenance where the delay could be as long as a few months. In these cases, a residential Detox and Rehab will be offered in lieu of placement on a waiting list for methadone maintenance services. In all cases, an injection drug user will be placed in service within 120 days of their assessment.
For pregnant women, the standard employed is treatment on demand, thus resulting in immediate placement. In most other cases residential placement can occur within a few days of your request. Pregnant women and women with children may also be referred, as needed, for ancillary services including primary, prenatal and pediatric care, special needs counseling and age-appropriate interventions for their children.
When a slight delay is unavoidable you will be encouraged, as a preventive measure, to seek HIV Counseling and Testing as well as TB Testing and Treatment. These services can be obtained at one of three Montgomery County Office of Public Health sites listed:
Human Services Center
1430 DeKalb Pike
364 King Street
102 Old York Road, Suite 401
In addition, individuals can also secure childhood immunizations at these Montgomery County Office of Public Health sites.
By State and Federal regulation your participation in treatment cannot be revealed to anyone without a signed consent form indicating to whom, and for what purposes specific items of information can be released. Under no other circumstances except a medical emergency where your life may be endangered can information be released without a signed consent by you. Even after consent has been signed you may at anytime revoke the consent verbally or in writing.
If the source of your dissatisfaction is related to a specific agency policy or practice, you may file a formal complaint directly to that agency. If your services are funded through the County Program and the nature of the complaint falls into one of the following categories you may file a complaint and or grievance with the County Program. Your case coordinator can assist you in filing these complaints. County Level Complaints are related to:
If your services are funded through an insurance plan, check your Member’s Manual for the specific procedure used by that company. All insurance companies must have a published complaint and grievance procedure.
In addition to screening and placement, Case Coordination/Recovery Support services are available to persons during treatment and those returning from treatment to the community. Services are designed to provide one to one support, advocacy, and assistance in identifying and accessing community supports and services specific to your needs. Case Coordinators are available at:
Gaudenzia (Norristown) 610-279-4262
Creative Health Services (Pottstown) 610-327-1503
Gaudenzia (Willow Grove/Dresher) 215-433-1634
Any Case Coordination Office listed in this brochure can answer most questions as well as the administrative staff located in the County Drug & Alcohol Office at 610-278-3642.
Persons in Recovery and families can also receive information and support services, obtain assistance and coaching in conducting an intervention, assistance in negotiating with insurance carriers and become involved in advocacy efforts to reduce D&A stigma by calling PROACT at the Montgomery County Information/Advocacy Hotline at 1-800-221-6333.
Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime & Delinquency
Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
The Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol Council (Citizen Board) conducts open meetings, beginning at 12 noon. Meetings are posted in The Times Herald newspaper under the ‘Public Meetings’ section. Persons interested in attending should call 610-278-3642 to confirm meeting dates and location.
Alcoholic Anonymous: 215-923-7900
Ala Anon (Family Members): 1-800-344-2666
Narcotics Anonymous: 610-534-9510
Nar Anon (Family Members): 1-800-477-6291
PROACT Hotline (24-hours): 1-800-221-6333
Montco DUI Administration 408 Cherry Street Norristown, PA 19401 610-992-7700 * Main Office
Montgomery County Court House Annex 102 York Road, Suite 201Willow Grove, PA 19090 215-784-5408 * Satellite Office
No. The Office of Public Health clinics provide specific immunization and communicable disease clinic services to protect the public’s health. For information on low-cost primary care, please refer to the Parent and Infant Resource Guide.
No, however, all of our public health clinic services are free. For information on finding insurance coverage for you and/or your family, please visit the Adult Basic website or the PA Children’s Health Insurance Program website.
There is no fee for a clinic visit.
No dental care is offered at our clinics, however, please click here for a Dental Resource Guide that lists low-cost dental care providers.
The Office of Public Health offers immunizations at the three health centers by appointment only. For children to receive immunizations, their immunization records must be brought with them to the clinic.
The Office of Public Health (OPH) utilizes a tuberculosis risk screening questionnaire to determine the need for tuberculosis testing. Only those who are deemed “high risk” will be tested for TB. Contact one of our Health Centers for more information. Note: There are fees for this testing. The OPH does not perform testing for administrative reasons (occupation required-health care employee, school employee, day care employee).
The Office of Public Health provides FREE HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) testing and counseling services to all County residents over age 13 during Communicable Disease Clinic Hours at all three Health Centers on a walk-in basis. No appointment is needed.
The Office of Public Health does not give travel immunizations. You may call Penn Travel Medicine at 610-902-5618 or Passport Health at 800-839-4007.
Treatment for lice is not provided at the Office of Public Health.
PA Department of Agriculture, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm: 1-888-4BAD-FLY (1-888-422-3359) - for more info, Spotted Lantern Fly
Please call the Office of Public Health location nearest you and ask for the Environmental Field Services Plan Review Coordinator.
Please call the Office of Public Health location nearest you and ask for the Environmental Field Services Complaint Coordinator.
Residents are advised to contact township or borough Code Enforcement where the property is located.
Contact the Philadelphia OSHA office at (215) 597-4955 or through their website for more information on safe working conditions.
The Office of Public Health (OPH) no longer offers the proficiency exam as of June 2012. Once an individual completes an OPH approved course within the past five years, he/she must apply for reciprocity in order to receive an OPH certificate.
The Office of Public Health has three health centers throughout the County, including our main office in Norristown.
The Main Office is located in Norristown. We also have three health centers located throughout the County - Norristown, Pottstown and Willow Grove.
The Office of Public Health (OPH) is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 4:30pm. The OPH also has three public health clinic hours and locations.
Several staff at the Office of Public Health speak Spanish. We also have access to the language line and can assist folks who speak languages other than English and Spanish.
You may call the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of State Professional Compliance Office's toll-free Complaint Hotline at 800-822-2113 (within Pennsylvania only) or 717-783-4849 (outside Pennsylvania). You can also visit their website.
Please call the PA Office of Vital Records at 1-724-656-3100 or visit their website.
Please call the Pennsylvania Bureau of Facility Licensure and Certificates at 717-787-8015 or visit their website.
Please call the PA Liquor Control Board’s Eastern Region Office at 610-940-1200 or visit their website.
No. For more information on finding insurance coverage for you and/or your family, please contact the Montgomery County Assistance Office. Norristown Area 1931 New Hope St, Norristown, PA 19401 (610) 270-3500 Pottstown Area 24 Robinson St, Pottstown, PA 19464 (610) 327-4280
Per PennDOT, private contractors remove deer along state roads. The Pennsylvania Game Commission removes large game animals from limited access highways. Contact your PennDOT county office or the local Game Commission.Montgomery County PennDOT: 610-275-2368Southeast Region PA Game Commission: 610-926-3136
If the animal is not completely deceased, contact the PA State Police: 610-584-1250.
Please call 610-278-5119 during normal office hours for more information about the car seat program. The Office of Public Health does not offer free strollers.
The Office of Public Health is no longer offering breast health screenings; however, you may qualify for a free mammogram and pap test through the Pennsylvania Department of Health Healthy Woman Program. The general phone number is 800-215-7494. Or, you may contact one of the participating area hospitals directly for more information. Abington Memorial Hospital 1200 Old York Rd. Abington, PA 19001 215-481-2586 Mammograms – Ideas for Healthy Living Bryn Mawr Hospital, Women’s Comprehensive Breast Center Healthy Woman Program 130 South Bryn Mawr Ave. Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 484-337-8712 Call: Marita Truax Mammograms, Breast Exams, Pap & Pelvic exams Mercy Suburban Family Practice Healthy Woman Program (Services Mercy Suburban Hosp.) 530 Church Street, 2nd Floor Norristown, PA 19401 610-275-7240 Mammograms Call: Ms. Alek Encinas Breast Exams, Pap & Pelvic exams Lankenau Hospital Call: Marsha Serock – Community Services484-476-8554 Info. Mammograms, Breast Exams, Pap & Pelvic You must make an appointment through Internal Medical Clinic (484) 476-2658. Get a physical exam first at Clinic B-15. They offer to the women a Clinical Breast Exam, Pap and Pelvic exam. You will meet with a financial Counselor. They have Charity care to help the women. Show (3) pay stubs if you are working. You will be set up with an appointment to get a mammogram through Lankenau Hospital. Penn Radiology, University of Pennsylvania Health System Mammograms with a Doctor’s Script Penn Radiology at Radnor 610-902-1800 Penn Radiology at King Of Prussia 610-265-6510 *When calling please refer to “Nancy Cares Project” * Penn Radiology will not take patients with a note from any Planned Parenthood.
The Montgomery County DA's office has implemented medication drop boxes at secured local police departments throughout the County.
In 2014, the Horsham and Warrington Township Water Authorities conducted sampling in their public water supply wells, under the EPA third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, and discovered PFAS contamination. Past use of aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is likely the source of the PFAS contamination on site.
In 2016, the EPA lifetime health advisory (HA) of 0.07 µg/L for PFOS or PFOA or combined PFOA and PFOS. Following the EPA lifetime HA: 1. Impacted public wells in the Horsham and Warrington public water supplies were taken off-line and filtration systems installed; 2. Private well users were provided alternative water sources (e.g. bottled water or public water connects); and 3. Site mitigation efforts have occurred.
PFAS are man-made chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products worldwide since the 1950s. They have been used in non-stick cookware, water-repellent clothing, stain resistant fabrics and carpets, some cosmetics, some firefighting foams, and products that resist grease, water, and oil. PFAS do not occur naturally, but are widespread in the environment.
PFAS contamination may be in drinking water, food, indoor dust, some consumer products, and occupational settings. Most exposures occur through drinking contaminated water or eating food that contains PFAS. Most people in the United States and in other industrialized countries have some PFAS in their blood.
Some scientific studies suggest that certain PFAS may affect different systems in the body. More research is needed to understand, with certainty, if or how, exposure to PFAS in our water and food can affect people’s health.
· At this time, scientists are still learning about the health effects of exposures to mixtures of PFAS.
We understand that some people may want to know the level of PFAS in their blood. While tests can measure the amount of PFAS in your blood, the results won’t tell you how PFAS will affect your health now or in the future. Most people in the United States have one or more specific PFAS in their blood, especially PFOS and PFOA. Talk with your health care provider about testing. Additional information on labs that offer testing is found below.
A number of studies have been conducted to determine the efficiency of filtration devices, for point-of-use filters. The results of these studies have shown that point-of-use filters can remove trace organic compounds. Based on these studies, there currently are three general types of filtration systems that can potentially can reduce PFAS levels in water, if properly maintained: granulated activated carbon – either in refrigerator, faucet, or pitcher filters and some filtration systems installed on your water line; reverse osmosis; or granulated activated carbon used with reverse osmosis. However, it is important to ensure the systems are maintained according to the manufacturer and that your water is tested.
Global public health organization NSF International has developed a test method and protocol to verify a water treatment device’s ability to reduce perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to below the health advisory levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Consumers can find NSF International-approved devices by visiting: http://info.nsf.org/Certified/DWTU/
Click on “reduction devices” at the bottom of the page for PFOS and PFOA).
Additional community information on this topic is available from other states, including:
PFAS have been found in surface waters surrounding the Willow Grove site. Exposure to PFAS from non-drinking water sources would add to the potential risk. However, swallowing small amounts of PFAS during recreational activities in the nearby creek would not result in a significant exposure. Absorption of PFAS through the skin is not a major exposure route due to the physical characteristics of PFAS. These same characteristics cause most PFAS to remain in the water column and not separate into sediment or become volatilized into the air, thereby reducing the likelihood of exposures via contact with creek sediment or breathing while swimming. Currently, ATSDR, EPA and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) do not have screening values for PFAS in surface water. In addition, swimming or wading in natural bathing waters can put public health at risk due to an assumed presence of fecal coliform bacteria from natural sources. Care should be taken to prevent young children from swallowing any recreational water, and for any swimmers to wash afterward with an approved water source.
PFAS don’t break down easily in the environment and can bioaccumulate and biomagnify in some wildlife, including edible portions of fish. Studies have shown that PFOS is measured more often and at higher concentrations in fish tissue than other PFAS compounds. The half-life of PFOS in fish is shorter than in humans or the environment. Thus, concentrations in fish decline more rapidly following declines in surface water concentrations.
Fish consumption is a potential exposure pathway to PFAS, for both the general population and for people living near PFAS contaminated waters. Several states, such as New Jersey, Minnesota, and Michigan, have issued guidance on PFOS fish consumption advisories. At this time, Pennsylvania does not have fish advisories for PFAS and fish have not been sampled for PFAS near the Willow Grove site. However, fish sampling for PFAS is being planned near the site by the Navy/Air National Guard.
There are many health benefits derived from eating fish that may outweigh the risk from the presence of a contaminant. While PFBC warnings do not currently include PFAS, additional information on Commonwealth fish advisories can be found here.
Studies have shown that PFAS can accumulate in plants grown in PFAS-contaminated soil or irrigated with PFAS-contaminated water. However, accumulation depends on multiple factors including the type of plant, concentration of PFAS in soil and water, and type of PFAS. An individual’s PFAS exposure from eating plants grown in soil or irrigated with water with PFAS depends on how much and how often they eat the contaminated plants. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) conducted a study of PFAS levels in homegrown produce, garden soil, and outdoor tap water from the eastern Twin Cities area in 2010. Please see https://www.health.state.mn.us/communities/environment/hazardous/docs/pfas/pihgssumm.pdf for more information.
Scientists are still learning how people may be exposed to PFAS by eating animals raised with contaminated food or water. Studies have shown that PFAS can build up in animal products. More research is needed to fully understand the risk of exposures and public health impacts from consumption of PFAS-contaminated food sources. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is focused on generating, applying and evaluating the science that is needed to estimate PFAS exposure from food. Please see the FDA website (https://www.fda.gov/food/chemicals/and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances-pfas) for more information about FDA efforts to estimate PFAS exposure from foods.
Individuals can lower their risk of exposures by following safe gardening practices such as:
Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. See your physician immediately for medical treatment. Contact the Montgomery County Office of Public Health at 610-278-5117 and speak with a Disease Intervention Specialist, who will start an investigation and provide you with the necessary information.
Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. See your physician immediately for medical treatment. If possible, wildlife that has bitten or scratched you should be tested for rabies. All animal bites to humans should be reported immediately to the Office of Public Health. Please call the Montgomery County Office of Public Health at 610-278-5117 and ask to speak to a Disease Intervention Specialist, who will provide additional information.
Wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water. See your veterinarian immediately for medical treatment. Contact your local Animal Control Officer, PA Game Commission or Police Department for assistance with potentially rabid wildlife. If you suspect the biting animal has rabies, contact the Department of Agriculture immediately at 610-489-1003 x 118 to speak to an investigator at the Region VII Office who will discuss follow up for your pet and/ or for testing of the animal.
Bats are a common carrier for rabies. If possible, try to safely capture the animal without making any direct contact with the animal. Contact the Montgomery County Office of Public Health immediately at 610-278-5117 and speak to a Disease Intervention Specialist, who will start an investigation and provide you with the necessary information, including facilitating Rabies testing and/or post-exposure recommendations.
As of January 1, 2018, the Montgomery County Office of Public Health no longer investigates these reports. If a wound has a suspected rabies risk, please contact the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture at 610-489-1003 x 118 to speak to an investigator at the Region VII Office who will assist you.
Dog owners in Montgomery County can purchase dog licenses online or by mail via Montgomery County Treasurer. Pennsylvania State Law mandates all dogs 3 months and older are licensed.
Sewage permit applications and designs are available if issued after 1991. Please call the Health Department location nearest you and ask for the Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) who oversees your municipality. Prior to the inception of Office of Public Health, on-lot sewage permits were issued by local SEO working for individual municipalities. Contact your local municipality for the permit copy if issued prior to 1991.
An application for site evaluation (soil probes and percolation testing) and instructions for permit application completion are available on-line. The four page carbon form PADEP sewage system application can be sent to you upon request. Please call the Office of Public Health location nearest you.
If you have any questions regarding operation and maintenance of your elevated sand mound or any other type of on-lot sewage disposal system, please call the Office of Public Health location nearest you and ask for the Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) who oversees your municipality.
Please call the Office of Public Health location nearest you and ask for the Sewage Enforcement Officer (SEO) who oversees your municipality.
Tests are administered to measure clerical skills, if required to perform the position. Clerical tests include computer skills, typing, and data entry. Certain departments also administer pre-employment tests specific to the specialized needs of their job requirements.
If you are applying for a position that requires testing for clerical skills, such as computer and typing
TESTS CAN BE TAKEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY. TESTING LOCATION IS: ONE MONTGOMERY PLAZA 425 SWEDE STREET 1st FLOOR (Lobby) APPLICATION CENTER NORRISTOWN, PA 19401
TYPING TEST SCORE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 30 WPM AND THE DATA ENTRY SCORE MUST BE A MINIMUM OF 6000 KPH. NO APPLICATION WILL BE SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT UNTIL TESTING HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
A new application is not required for each position for which you are applying.
If you apply on-line you don't have to fill out an new application. If your information is current you can just click on the job posting and submit your application.
Review and update all the sections on the online application before applying for a job.
Certified copies may be obtained by contacting the Marriage License Bureau at 610-278-3414. There is a $14 fee for a certified copy. For more details, please visit the following link:
An Incapacitated Person is an adult, age 18 or older, who cannot manage his or her own financial affairs, health decisions or both. The legal definition of an Incapacitated Person is: “An adult whose ability to receive and evaluate information effectively and to make and communicate decisions in any way is impaired to such a significant extent that he or she is partially or totally unable to manage his or her financial resources or to meet essential requirements for his or her physical health and safety.”An Incapacitated Person may be a developmentally disabled adult or an adult who has lost the capacity to make and communicate decisions due to illness or injury. When a Petition is filed with the Court, the Court will hold a hearing to determine whether or not the Court should issue a decree declaring that a person is an Incapacitated Person and a Guardian or Guardians should be appointed. If there is no less restrictive alternative to guardianship that is appropriate, a Guardian may be appointed.
A Final Decree may appoint one person as Guardian of the Person and another person as Guardian of the Estate of the Incapacitated Person, or may appoint one person to serve in both roles. The Court may also appoint co-Guardians of the Person or Estate. The Guardian of the Estate generally handles financial affairs while the Guardian of the Person handles health and life decisions.
The role of either Guardian is to represent the rights and best interests of the Incapacitated Person. The Guardian should honor the expressed wishes and preferences of the Incapacitated Person to the greatest extent possible. The Guardian must always act in the best interests of the Incapacitated Person.
March 24th, 2021
Our office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Click here to view the Prothy homepage
Cash, Certified Check, Money Order, or Attorney’s checks (attorneys checks are not accepted for escrow payments. Certified checks or money orders only). Credit Card payments are only accepted when using our Electronic Filing System.
Yes, they are. You can view the docket entries for free on our Civil Viewer. If you want to view the actual filings, there is a “Pay per Page” charge. You are allowed to view the pleadings only once for the fee. When you view it, you should print it or save it because you will only see it one time for the price you are charged. That fee is $.50 for the first page and $.10 for each additional page. We accept Master Card, Visa, or American Express as payment. Attorneys get one free look if they are registered for E-Filing and they are Attorney of record on the case.
Yes, you can conduct a search on individuals or businesses. Please click on Civil Viewer on our website.
You may come to the Prothonotary’s Office Monday through Friday or you may send a request in the mail along with your case number, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and $5.25. If you do not know your case number, you will need to send an additional $9.00 to cover the cost of a search. Never send cash. You can use cash if you come to the Court House in person, but through the mail please use Certified Check or Money Order.
Yes, but there is a fee. Copies are $.25 per page. Docket printouts are $1.75 per page.
The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:15 PM. Our recording hours are 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. We recommend notaries that are recording their commission arrive no later than 3:30 PM to allow time to go to the Prothonotary's Office in the Courthouse to register their signature.
The office is located at 425 Swede Street, Third Floor, Suite 303 in Norristown directly across the street from the Montgomery County Courthouse.
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Our records go back to September 10, 1784.
View our fee schedule on our website: montcopa.org/rod.
You should have received your original deed at settlement. We do not keep original documents in our office. You can obtain a copy of your deed through our online Public Access System, at our office in Norristown or by mail. See our website for details: https://www.montcopa.org/1682/How-Do-I-Obtain-Copies
General information may be obtained by telephone. Staff are not permitted to conduct searches. For information regarding previously recorded documents you may come into the office, logon to our online deed databases on our website www.montcopa.org/rod or hire a title searcher or real estate attorney to conduct a search.
Visit our website for more information: http://montcopa.org/1682/How-Do-I-Get-Copies.
All documents recorded in our office, with the exception of military discharge papers, are public information. This means that anyone can come in to our office and view your deed, mortgage, satisfaction or other recorded documents. Copies of recorded documents (again with the exception of military discharge papers) can also be purchased by anyone in our office or through online databases.
To change/add/remove a name on a deed, a new deed will need to be drawn up and recorded reflecting the change. Many people think they can come into the office and change the present recorded deed, but that is not the case. We recommend you consult a real estate attorney or title company to have a new deed prepared and recorded.
See our website for more information: https://www.montcopa.org/2906/How-Do-I-ChangeAddRemove-A-Name-On-A-Dee
No, if husband and wife held the property jointly as tenants by entireties. If/when the survivor sells or mortgages the property, he/she simply explains in the new deed or mortgage that the other spouse is deceased. A special instance due to a particular legal situation could occur where the name should be removed, therefore, we recommend consulting an attorney, title company or realtor for specific advice.
The easiest way to obtain a copy of your deed is through our online databases. For deeds recorded after 1971, you can print an eCertified copy from our Public Acess System for $10.50.
You are also welcome to come into our office and use our public search computers.
You can request that a copy or certified copy be mailed to you.
See our website for more information about obtaining copies of documents: http://montcopa.org/1682/How-Do-I-Get-Copies.
Usually, the same way you change a name, by recording a new deed. This is known as a Deed of Correction. We recommend you consult a title company or real estate attorney.
No. A ground lease for a mobile home would give you ownership of the mobile home, not ownership of the land. Titles to mobile homes are issued and recorded with the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles. “Deeds” or “Titles” to the land are maintained in the office of the mobile home development/company. A mobile home situated on a private lot would be handled as any other deed.
Our records are indexed by name, not location. Our records will list all the ground owned by an individual or company/organization. You can search our current and historical deed databases on our website: montcopa.org/rod. To find out who owns a certain lot address, you can search the Board of Assessment Appeals property records online or locate the lot address on the tax map in their office. The Board of Assessment will then be able to tell you who the owner is as well as the book and page number for reference.
Residential Programs •Electronics Collection Program •Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program •Campaign Sign Recycling Program •Compost Bin and Rain Barrel Truckload Sale •Paper Shredding Program •Recycling Bin Loaner Program for Events •Tire Collection Program
Business & Institution Programs •General Recycling Information •Greensylvania – School Recycling Competition •Specialty Waste Information ?Electronics ?Hazardous Waste ?Organics (Leaf, yard, and food waste) ?Tires ?Universal Waste
Certain types of signs also fall under municipal jurisdiction. Local road crews maintain the following signs: •Road name signs •Speed limit signs •Stop signs
All liens registered on properties can be obtained at the Prothonotary’s Office at the Courthouse. Public records for properties are also available at the Board of Assessment Appeals under “Property Records”.
* STAYED: The sale has been completely stopped.* Postponed: The sale has been postponed to a future sale.* Pstpnd by CO: The sale has been postponed by court order.* Bnkrptcy –PP: The sale is postponed due to a bankruptcy filing.* For Sale: The sale will be held on date listed.
* SOLD - For Costs – There was no active bidding. The plaintiff has purchased at cost.* SOLD - Consideration 3RD Party – “John Q. Public” has purchased the property.
If you have questions regarding anything else about your child support case (such as enforcement, modifying your support order) you must call your local county Domestic Relations Office.
No; walk, bike, or run as much as you can.
No; while Montgomery County has plenty of parks, trails, and historic sites to explore, your free spaces can occur in other counties or even states.
All earnings from the 2021 Montco Trail Challenge will be mailed at the end of the Challenge, in December.
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Each park or trail has its own unique animal symbol. While the animal will vary, the symbols all have the same format.
VA Healthcare is not insurance; it is healthcare at a VA facility. You may have private healthcare insurance AND VA healthcare.
Check out eligibility requirements here OR Call: 1-877-222-VETS (8387).
A VSO is trained and accredited by the VA to help provide assistance to veterans and their families. Our VSOs are part of the Veterans Service Organization known as PADMVA (Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs). Our VSOs have your best interest in mind and exist to help you get the benefits for which you are eligible. They will educate and assist on claims for veterans and dependents where applicable. DO NOT let anyone charge you a fee for filing veterans’ benefits.
If you are a combat Veteran, MST, PTSD veteran and need trusted 100% confidential counseling, you may be eligible for the Vet Center. Please call for screening and first appointment.
Norristown Vet Center
Facility Type: Vet Center
320 East Johnson HighwaySuite 201Norristown, PA 19401
Main Number: 215-823-5245
Washington Crossing National Cemetery
Facility type: National Cemetery
830 Highland RdNewtown, PA 18940
Main Number: 215-504-5610
Southeastern Veteran's Center
Delaware Valley Veteran's Home
You can find out if you are registered to vote by following the link below. You’ll need to enter your name in the exact way that it appears on your voter registration or the system may not be able to find your record.
Click here to check your voter registration status.
Follow the instructions and, if you’re not already registered, be sure to do so by May 11, 2021 if you intend to vote in the 2021 Primary Election.
Click here to register to vote online.
If you do not have access to the internet or a computer and need assistance, you can call our office at 610-278-3280.
You may apply online or submit a voter registration application form to the Montgomery County Voter Services office, either in person or by mail. Besides the Voter Services Office, forms can be obtained at most public offices - municipal buildings, post offices, liquor stores, etc.
You are assigned a polling location based on where you reside. The polling location is now printed on the voter identification card.
That depends on a couple of factors:
Will you live there for 30 days prior to the election? Will you be able to complete your registration by 10/19?
If you can answer “yes” to both of those questions, then yes – you can register there.
If the answer to either questions is “no”; you can hold off on registering in your new county until after the election and vote at your current polling place one more time.
If you are voting by mail, please ensure that you provide your new address on your mail in ballot application.
You can update your voter registration by clicking here.
Staff from the Montgomery County Voter Services Office review each provisional ballot envelope and make an eligibility determination of whether the provisional ballot should be counted.
An equal number of representatives from the Republican and Democratic parties observed the review of each Provisional Ballot. These representatives were selected by their respective parties.
Challenges were made between Thursday, November 5, 2020 and November 10, 2020 as Provisional Ballots were processed.
There are a few reasons why a Party Appointed Poll Watcher challenged a ballot. Representatives are able to make multiple challenges on one ballot. Here is a list of the most frequently cited challenges::
Mail In/Abs Ballot: This challenge was made against any provisional ballot that was issued to a voter who had applied for a mail in or absentee ballot and was unable to, or did not, surrender the mail in or absentee ballot at their polling location. This challenge was withdrawn because PA Election Code states that a Provisional Ballot can be issued for this reason. These ballots can now be counted.
No Reason: On every Provisional Ballot Envelope there is a section where the Judge of Election designates a reason for issuing the Provisional Ballot. Any ballot without a reason was challenged. This challenge was withdrawn because the voter should not be disenfranchised for a mistake made by election staff. These ballots can now be counted.
No signature: On the Provisional Ballot Envelope, there are two places where a voter must sign. Those with one or both signatures missing were challenged. This challenge was partially withdrawn - Provisional Ballot Envelopes with at least one signature from the voter can be counted; but those where the voter did not sign at all will not be counted.
Already Voted: This challenged was raised if a voter’s voting record indicated that they had already cast a ballot (mail-in, absentee, or in-person). This challenge was upheld - voters who voted using either a standard ballot, mail-in ballot, or absentee ballot will not have their Provisional Ballots counted. This does not indicate any wrong-doing by the voter.
Missing JOE signature: This challenge was raised if the Judge of Elections did not sign the Provisional Ballot Envelope. This challenge was partially withdrawn - if the Provisional Ballot Envelope was signed by at least one member of the election staff, the ballot will be counted.
Missing Minority Inspector signature: This challenge was raised if the Minority Inspector did not sign the Provisional Ballot Envelope. This challenge was partially withdrawn - if the Provisional Ballot Envelope was signed by at least one member of the election staff, the ballot will be counted.
Missing Printed Name: This challenge was raised if the voter did not print their name on the Provisional Ballot Envelope. This challenge was partially withdrawn - as long as the Voter Services staff is able to identify the voter using other means (address, date of birth etc) the Provisional Ballot can be counted.
Missing date: This challenge was raised if the voter did not write the date in section 4 of the Provisional Ballot Envelope. This challenge was withdrawn. These ballots can now be counted.
Incorrect Date: This challenge was raised if the voter did not write the correct date in section 4 of the Provisional Ballot Envelope. This challenge was withdrawn. These ballots can now be counted.
Once all challenges are resolved, approved Provisional Ballots can be incorporated into the ballot count. Those coded as “Full Credit” will have every candidate selection incorporated into the ballot count. Those labeled as “Partial Credit” will only have some candidate selections incorporated into the ballot based on the residency of the voter. For example, if you were issued a Provisional Ballot because you arrived at the wrong location, you may have voted in a General Assembly race that was inappropriate based on where you live. Your selections for Federal and Statewide races (such as President and Attorney General) would be incorporated into the count.
Yes! We supply Sharpie pens to all precincts for the voter to use to fill out their ballot. Sharpie pens are recommended by our voting machine vendor and have been used in past election.
The scanner at the polling location reads your ballot, and would alert you if something was incorrect. Once the scanner at the polling location accepts your ballot, your vote has been cast!