Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm
Cameron County Commissioner's Office
20 East Fifth Street
Emporium, PA 15834
Phone: (814) 486-2315
Fax: (814) 486-3176
The three County Commissioners constitute the chief
governing body of the County and are bound by the County Code. The Commissioners
are elected for a four-year term, with their terms running simultaneously. The
County Commissioners are vested with selective policy-making authority to
provide certain local services and facilities on a county-wide basis. They are
also members of the Salary, Retirement, and Prison Boards.
Administrative powers and duties of County Commissioners encompass registration
and elections, assessment of persons and property, human services, veterans'
affairs, appointment of county personnel, and fiscal management. As managers of
fiscal affairs, County Commissioners are responsible for the adoption of county
budgets, assessment of property, levying taxes, and borrowing of funds for
construction of capital projects.
In addition to complying with state requirements, the Commissioners must also
file a copy of the budget in detail on a form prescribed by the Department of
Community Affairs, with the Chief Clerk, which shall be the basis for the
accounting system. Thus the commissioners set the stage for the record keeping
A portion of the county administrative responsibilities is shared with other
county officers and agencies. For example, the County Commissioners as members
of the Salary Board divide this responsibility with the Treasurer and the
appropriate row office (all the individual offices in the courthouse) heads for
fixing salaries of county employees and for determining the number of employees
to be hired. Courts and the elected officials of each county row office do the
actual appointing of their own clerks, deputies, and assistants, subject to
limitations imposed by the Salary Board.
814-486-2315 ext. 324
to Commissioners/Chief Clerk