Upcoming Events and News

March 27, 2020 – 02:55 P.M.

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the Juniata County Commissioners signed an emergency resolution designated Resolution #2020-3. As part of this resolution, any and all Juniata County Government public meetings shall be done in a manner consistent with the Order and Directives of Governor Tom Wolf and/or by the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, Rachel Levine, as in place at the time of this resolution or as otherwise lawfully instituted during the duration of the declared Emergency Disaster for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

In accordance with the aforementioned, the Commissioners’ weekly public meetings will be restricted to no more than ten (10) person(s) in the Meeting Room at any given time. Upon reaching the maximum capacity of ten (10) persons (which shall include the Board of Commissioners and its staff), no further access shall be permitted until the number of person(s) is reduced and entry of other person(s) shall be limited to the amount that vacate the Meeting Room in order that at no point in time maximum capacity is exceeded, unless an emergency requires further admittance.

Public participation to all meetings shall be available by the use of WEBEX or similar solution. Information regarding the use of any remote access shall be posted on the Juniata County Webpage. Members of the public wishing to participate in the March 31, 2020 public meeting of the Board of County Commissioners scheduled for 10:00 A.M. are advised to do so by dialing 1-408-418-9388 (United States Toll) and entering the following access code when prompted (799 815 473). Please check this website for updates and possible changes to remote access information.

In the event it is not possible for a member of the public to utilize WEBEX or a similar solution, said individual must contact the Juniata County Chief Clerk / County Administrator in advance of a scheduled meeting with sufficient time to accommodate their attendance with compliance with Social Distancing Rules and Regulations (SDRR) to be accomplished by the use of telephone or other electronic participation. If unique arrangements need to be made, the Chief Clerk’s office may be reached via email at commissioners@juniataco.org or by calling 717 436-7704.

March 20, 2020

Juniata County Government is continuing to actively implement preventive measures to protect the health and safety of the residents of Juniata County. Effective 8:00 A.M. Monday, March 23, 2020, Juniata County Government offices will be operating with minimum staff only. Visitor access will continue to be extremely restricted and limited to essential business. Members of the public, who need to conduct County related business, are strongly urged to call or email the appropriate County office for special instructions.

March 17, 2020

Juniata County, due to a State of Emergency, has implemented the following protective measures effective 8 a.m. March 18, 2020. The preventive measures are in place to protect the health and safety of the residents of Juniata County. All days and hours of operation remain unchanged.

Security: The public entry point for all Courthouse business will remain at the Bridge Street entrance for essential transactions only. The handicapped entrance remains at the rear of the Courthouse. Entrance doors for the Annex and Bousum Buildings and other offsite facilities will be locked. However, staff will be available for essential business and to receive phone calls and emails.

Drop Off/Pick Up Area: The drop off and pick up area for essential documents will be at the Bridge Street entrance.

For more detailed information about current procedures related to county services visit COVID-19 Response.

For detail contact information, including emails, please visit the Juniata County Directory.

Judicial Administrative Order

The President Judge has ordered changes in electronic filing and scheduling of hearings during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency effective immediately in the 41st Judicial District as indicated in the March 18th Emergency Judicial Order No. AD5-2020 which states the order shall be in effect until April 14th, 2020.

Judicial Emergency Declaration

The President Judge has declared a Judicial Emergency in the 41st Judicial District as indicated in the March 17th Emergency Judicial Order No. AD4-2020 which states the order shall be in effect until April 14th, 2020, due to COVID-19.

Jury Selection Rescheduled

Juniata County jury selection scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2020. Those jurors who received a summons to report on March 17th should now report on April 9th by 8:30 a.m. Any questions should be directed to the Juniata County Prothonotary’s office at 717-436-7715.

Commissioners’ Meeting

The next public meeting of the County Commissioners is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located in the Bousum Building, 26 N. Main St., Mifflintown, PA.

The March 17th agenda is available for your review. Archived copies of meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes may be found by navigating to the Commissioners’ page.

Recorder of Deeds

Recording: Mail in documents is the preferred method and the most convenient/safest for all involved. For walk-ins a drop off box will be located at the entrance of the courthouse for recording land records. The documents will be processed in the order that they are received. Documents will be returned either by mail or the recorder’s office will call the customer to schedule a pick-up time.

Notary Public Commissions: Please contact the Recorder of Deeds office to make an appointment to be sworn-in for your commission.

Register of Wills

Probates/Estates: Please make an appointment if you need to probate. Appointments can be made by calling the Register and Recorder’s Office at (717)436-7709. When you call to make your appointment, arrangements will be made on how to proceed.

Inheritance Tax Payments: Please mail in payments to the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office. Receipts will be mailed to the customer.

Clerk of Orphans’ Court

Marriage License Applicants: All applications will need to be completed through the marriage license online application process located on the Juniata County website under Clerk of Orphans’ Court. Applicants will need to schedule an appointment by calling the office at (717)436-7709 to finish the application process. The license will then be mailed or can be picked up at the Register and Recorder’s Office after the three-day waiting period.

Certified Copies of Marriage Licenses: Requests can be made by calling (717)436-7709. Please make arrangements with the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office to pick up your certified copy. The office requires the exact amount due of $5.00 when picking up a certified copy of a marriage license. Requests can also be mailed to the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office. Mail-in requests are preferred for the safety of our citizens. For mail-in requests please provide the individuals names and date of marriage along with the $5.00 fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope.


Record requests/Title Searchers: It is recommended by the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office that searches are done remotely. Please visit www.LANDEX.com for access to land records. Files and recordings that are not available online can be ordered by calling the Juniata County Register and Recorder’s Office at (717)436-7709 or by emailing aseigler@juniataco.org.

Prothonotary/Clerk of Court

Filing of documents: Filing of documents is to be done by mail if possible. If you need documents filed within a specific time limit, bins will be placed at the courthouse main entrance. Please put your documents and appropriate fees if needed in an envelope and deposit them in the appropriate bin. Bins will be checked hourly and documents will be filed in a timely manner. All copies will be mailed back to the appropriate parties.

Forms: Forms for Pennsylvania citizens, judiciary and law enforcement can be found at ujsportal.pacourts.us. If the form you need is not available on-line, please call our office at (717)436-7715 and check if they are available here and we will mail the forms to you.

Passports: Passport applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call our office at (717)436-7715 to schedule a date and time. Have all necessary documents ready. Applications can be printed off the US Passport Agency’s website.

Electronics Recycling Day

Attention Juniata County Residents! It’s time to do some spring cleaning and recycle your old unwanted, broken and outdated electronics and appliances.

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Recycling Day Electronics Collection April 25, 2020

Please join us for our Spring

Juniata County Fairgrounds

308 8th Street, Port Royal, PA 17082

Saturday, April 25, 2020

from 9 am to 12 noon or

until the trucks are full!

Hard drive and document destruction services will also be available for a fee.

Additional items that can be recycled for a fee include old tube TVs, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dishwashers, stoves and more.

For more details download the Electronics Recycling Flyer 2020 PDF or Juniata County Recycling Flyer – 2020.

The Juniata County 2020 Budget

The Juniata County Commissioners have adopted a final budget for 2020. Summary and detail documents are posted here for your information.

2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting Pennsylvanians to assist with the 2020 Census.

A variety of temporary jobs, including census takers, recruiting assistants, office and supervisory staff are currently available.

To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old, have a valid Social Security number, and be a U.S. citizen.

You must have a valid email address and complete an online job application to get the process started. Training is provided.

Find out how you can earn extra income while helping our community.

2020 Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Public Notice

Notice is hereby given that the Juniata County Commissioners and the Juniata County Emergency Management Agency have begun the process of updating the Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Public meetings will be conducted to inform the public about the hazard mitigation plan update and to gather public input and participation during the 2020 hazard mitigation plan update. The dates, times and locations of these public meetings will be outlined in future public notices and here on the county website.

The update process will run from January 17, 2019 to February 1, 2020. If you have questions, please contact Allen Weaver, Emergency Management Coordinator for Juniata County at 717-436-7730 or aweaver@juniataco.org. A copy of the current Juniata County Hazard Mitigation Plan has been posted for review. Please send any comments on the current plan or recommendations for the new plan to Allen Weaver.

A Community Preparedness Survey is available for residents to share their thoughts and experiences concerning hazards within the county. Please take the Juniata Community Preparedness Survey.

Gov. Wolf Announces Available Aid Following Record-Shattering Summer Rains

Governor Tom Wolf declared a weather-related disaster in Bradford, Columbia, Delaware, Northumberland, Schuylkill and Susquehanna counties after significant flood damage was sustained from severe storms in mid-August.

Homes and businesses that sustained damage in neighboring counties are also eligible for assistance. Storm damage was widespread as properties in 26 counties, including Juniata County, were affected. Individuals and businesses may be able to receive aid in the form of low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration. Anyone experiencing property damage is encouraged to apply.

Assistance in applying for aid is available at the Disaster Loan Outreach Centers that have been established in six counties. Read the press release, Gov. Wolf Announces Aid Available in 26 Counties Following Record-Shattering Summer Rains, for contact information and details.

Flood Insurance is A Good Thing for Juniata County!

Many of us live in a floodplain in Juniata County. If you are a renter, homeowner or business owner, make sure you have flood insurance to cover your belongings and repair costs if a damaging flood should occur. To learn more, read about Flood Insurance.