Upcoming Events and News

New Hours for the Veterans Affairs Office

Effective, Monday, November 20, 2017, the Veterans Affairs Office will have the following hours:

9:00am – 4:30pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
9:00am – 2:30pm (Thursday)

We strongly encourage our clients to call for an appointment.

Our new director, Dennis “Hutch” Hutchings, may be reached via email at dhutchings@juniataco.org or by calling 717 436-7728.


Commissioners’ Meeting

The next Juniata County Commissioners’ public meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room located in the Bousum Building, 26 N. Main St., Mifflintown, PA.

The December 19th agenda is available for your review.  Archived copies of meeting agendas and approved meeting minutes may be found by navigating to the Commissioners’ page.


2018 Final Budget Adopted

The Juniata County Commissioners have adopted a final budget for 2018. Summary and detail documents are posted here for your information.

2018 Final Budget Summary
2018 Final Budget Detail


Recorder of Deeds, Register of Wills, and Clerk of Orphans’ Court Fee Increases

The JCS/ATJ/CJEA fee has increased from $35.50 to $40.25 due to changes in Acts 40 and 44 of 2017. The new fees will be effective November 13, 2017.

Listed below are the documents with the fee increase:

Agreement of Sale (Installment)… $58.75
Assignment of Mortgage… $60.75
Condemnation… $58.75
Declaration of Taking… $58.75
Decree Awarding Real Estate… $58.75
Decree of Quiet Title… $58.75
Deed… $58.75
Easement Agreement… $58.75
Extension of Easement… $58.75
Lease Agreement (30 years or over)… $58.75
Mortgage… $58.75
Partial Release of Mortgage… $60.75
Release of Mortgage… $60.75
Right of Way Agreement… $58.75
Satisfaction Piece… $63.75

Please Note: Fees will increase on all Petitions for Letters, and on all first filings for adoptions, small estates, trusts, guardianships and minors’ estates.

For complete listing of fees refer to the following pages of our site:


Our Historic Courthouse

Early this year, Juniata County was selected by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) to be highlighted on PCNTV’s “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses” series. The actual taping took place on May 4th. Juniata County’s video (below) aired Thursday, September 7, 7 p.m. and Saturday, September 9, 2 p.m. on PCNTV.


Juniata County Veterans Honor Roll

The Juniata County Veterans Council has just released a new online system containing the names of veterans who are believed to have a connection with Juniata County.

Online Honor Roll


New GIS Parcel Viewer!

Juniata County now has a new GIS Parcel Viewer application with updated 2017 aerial photography.

Feel free to browse the full set of instructions for this new product.


Drug Drop Box Program

The Probation and Parole Department is continuing the Drug Drop Box program.

Did you know that America has a heroin epidemic? Many users started out by experimenting with painkillers and other medications found at home. Some people get hooked on the painkillers themselves.

We all need to secure our medications so they don’t fall into the hands of children, but we also need to be aware that drug cabinets at home are targets of theft.

Drug Drop Box Located in the Courthouse Annex Lobby

Drug Drop Box Located in the Courthouse Annex Lobby

The old way of getting rid of old medications was to flush them down the toilet. The problem with that is the drugs get into the environment. That means pouring left over meds down the drain will end up polluting our streams and rivers.

The new drug drop box provides a secure place for you to dispose of dangerous drugs keeping them out of the hands of prescription drug abusers or kids, and out of our streams and rivers.

WHERE:
Juniata County Courthouse Annex Lobby
30 North Main Street
Mifflintown, PA 17059

WHEN:
Monday-Friday 8:00 A.M – 4:30 P.M.

Please join us in saving our children and our environment by dropping off your unwanted medications today.


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.