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Emergency Rental Assistance
Posted June 13, 2022
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program I or ERAP I was created to help renters dealing with financial challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. For eligible households, the program offered rental and utility assistance to help Pennsylvanians avoid eviction or loss of utility service. Emergency Rental Assistance Program II or ERAP II continues similar aid after the conclusion of ERAP I. Payments from ERAP II, including arrearages and future payments, for any individual household may not exceed 18 months which is inclusive of any assistance provided using ERAP 1.
There are currently 5 available positions with the County:
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Public Notice - Sale of County Owned Real Estate
Posted July 8, 2022
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the property described below shall be sold by the County of Mercer on August 30, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., prevailing time, in Courtroom No. 2 located on the 2nd floor of the Mercer County Courthouse, Mercer, Pennsylvania, 16137. These properties shall be sold “as is” and will be deeded to the Buyer by Quit Claim Deed with no warranties.
PROPERTY TO BE SOLD FOR A MINIMUM BID OF $350.00 WHICH INCLUDES DEED PREPARATION AND RECORDING FEE AND SIGNATURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FEE – TRANSFER TAX WILL BE ADDED TO THE MINIMUM BID FOLLOWING THE SALE.
- Click here to view list of Properties for Sale
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Courthouse Grounds Usage Policy
A new Courthouse Grounds Policy has been adopted by the Board of Commissioners and is meant to provide equal access, to protect sensitive areas, and to respect the nature of the Courthouse and its grounds.Read the Courthouse Grounds Usage Policy Courthouse Grounds Application for Use
Filing Information for Unrepresented Parties
Forms for filing a Complaint for Custody, Divorce or other Family Law mattersClick here for more information
Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights
The Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights grants certain legal rights to taxpayers, and imposes obligations on taxing authorities to ensure that equity and fairness guide local governments in the collection of taxes.Click here for more information
Veterans ID Discount Program
Veterans ID Discount Program provides a photo ID card to Mercer County veterans who have recorded their US Military Discharge with the Recorder of Deeds office as well as members of the military who are currently serving our country and have a current military ID. This photo identification card is provided free of charge.Click here for more information
PA 2-1-1 Southwest
PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a resource for finding health and human services for everyday needs and in crisis situations 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By calling 2-1-1 or 888-553-5778, callers gain free confidential access to programs and services that can help improve the quality of their lives.Click here for more information
Fair Housing Resources
The Fair Housing Act protects people from discrimination when they are renting or buying a home, getting a mortgage, seeking housing assistance, or engaging in other housing-related activities.Click here for more information
Mercer County Commissioners
Matthew B. McConnell
Timothy M. McGonigle
NEWS AND EVENTS
August 1 - August 31
Posted July 29, 2022
Mercer County is a sponsor and participant in the 250 PA celebration. Join us as we celebrate Pennsylvania's leading role in the commemoration of the 250th Anniversary of the United States in 2026.
Spotted Lanternfly - Call to Action
Posted April 8, 2022
Spotted lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that has spread throughout Pennsylvania since its discovery in Berks County in 2014. SLF feeds on the plant sap of many different plants including grapevines, maples, black walnut, and other important plants in PA. If you see SLF, help us stop it in its tracks! To report a sighting, use our reporting tool below or call our hotline at 1-888-422-3359.
PA 2-1-1 Southwest
Posted December 15, 2020
PA 2-1-1 Southwest is part of the national 2-1-1 Call Centers initiative that seeks to provide an easy-to-remember telephone number and web resource for finding health and human services– for everyday needs and in crisis situations. Search our vast database of services and providers to find the help you need today.
Posted January 7, 2020
The Mercer County Recorder is now offering a free 24/7 service that better protects residents from potential property and mortgage fraud.
Here’s how to register for PropertyCheck:
1. Sign up at the following address:
2. Select how to receive notifications—via text or email.
3. Type in the property owner’s name for whom you wish to monitor—as the name appears on the official document.
PropertyCheck will now automatically alert you of any recordings regarding the property you specified.