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Did you pay your Per Capita/Occupational (Personal) Taxes Yet?

The Cameron County Commissioners have received many questions regarding the Per Capita/Occupational Tax bills as well as the collection notices many have received with the imposed $75.00 late fee.

Please be aware, NO resident of Cameron County is exempt from paying this tax unless they are exonerated by the Cameron County Assessment Office.

The requirement for exoneration is one of the following; Income, Full-time Student or Full-time Military Status.  The Per Capita/Occupational Tax is due to your local tax collector by December 31st.  If this tax is not paid to your local tax collector by December 31st, the bill becomes delinquent and the names of the delinquent taxpayers are sent to a collection agency.

If a family member passes away, it is important to contact your local tax collector so that they are removed from the taxing list.  If your income or status changes, it is your responsiblity to contact your local tax collector so that those changes can be reviewed.

For more information on Per Capita/Occupational (Personal) Tax, please see our FAQ page at:

Cameron County - Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

Cameron County has now been included in the PA Department of Agriculture's expansion of their spotted lanternfly quarantine.  While the whole county is included in the quarantine, there may only be certain municipalities where they are actually found.  Because of this, it is very important that additional sightings are reported to them or Penn State. Business and agencies that move products or conveyances within or from the quarantine areas are required to complete the spotted lanternfly permit training, which is free through Penn State Extension.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to them.   

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Update

PA Department of Agriculture Compliance and Enforcement Specialist
Shane Philipps
2301 North Cameron St., Harrisburg PA 17110

Penn State Extension Office-Local
20 E 5th St., Emporium PA  15834
Regional Office-Rob Dickinson
17129 Rt.6, Smethport PA  16749

Public Notice-Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Cameron County was granted funds in the amount of $292,480.54 for Emergency Rental Assistance.  We have partnered with Northern Tier Community Action Corporation for administration and disbursement of the funds.  Please contact Randall Metcalf 814-486-1161 for further information concerning local applications.

For more information on the Funding Program for landlords or tenants, use the following link:
Compass ERAP Rental Assistance
County of Cameron, PA

Hours & Contact Information

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
(Hours may vary by individual offices)
Please call ahead to check on availability

Cameron County Courthouse
20 E. 5th St.
Emporium, PA  15834
P:  814-486-2315
F:  814-486-3176

Photo credits:
Holly Jo Cook, Michelle Clark,
Brian Reid, Brenda Munz