County News & Updates
  1. Montgomery County Commissioners Introduce No Tax Increase Budget For 2019

    Norristown, PA (November 15, 2018) – The Montgomery County Commissioners introduced a $420 million budget for 2019 Thursday that calls for no tax increase for the second year in a row while maintaining a healthy fund balance ... Read on
  2. National Adoption Day Celebratioin

    National Adoption Day Celebration Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10 a.m. Norristown, PA -- Montgomery County will celebrate National Adoption Day with a brief ceremony to honor families who have opened their homes to children in our community. Additional Info...
  3. Reindeer Romp at NFP

    Reindeer Romp at Norristown Farm Park

    Participants will learn about reindeer and other animals of the far north during this seasonal program on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
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    Full Moon Hike at Norristown Farm Park

    Join a park ranger on an early evening walk that will be illuminated by the full moon. Learn why the December full moon is sometimes called the “cold moon” or the “long night’s moon.” Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Read on...
  5. Bird Watching on the Pennypack Trail

    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk on the Pennypack Trail

    Join others on a morning bird walk led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Read on...
  6. Winter Solstice Program at Norristown Farm Park

    The shortest day of the year is coming soon. Learn about the winter solstice and some of the traditions of other cultures surrounding this special time of the year - Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  7. Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

    Natural Ornaments at Norristown Farm Park

    Tired of plastic Christmas ornaments? Come to the Farm Park for the traditional natural ornament program on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  8. Christmas Tree Decorating for Wildlife at Norristown Farm Park

    Come out and help park staff trim a tree with edible ornaments for both feathered and furry friends on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  9. Morning Bird Walk at NFP

    Morning Bird Walk at Norristown Farm Park

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Read on...
  10. Montco Awards 17 Municipal Transportation Grants

    The Montgomery County Commissioners announce 17 projects in 13 municipalities will receive Montgomery County Transportation Program grants for 2018. These grants are the first awarded using funds from the County’s $5 Vehicle Registration Revenue Fee. Read on ...
  11. Captain Schultz Hometown Hero Dedication

    The Montgomery County Commissioners and the Gold Star Families will join the family of Marine Capt. Samuel Schultz to dedicate a Hometown Hero banner in his honor on the Courthouse Plaza at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 12th, the Veterans Day holiday. Read on ...
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    Candlelight Tour at the Peter Wentz Farmstead

    Experience an historic Pennsylvania German winter season celebration at the Peter Wentz Farmstead in Worcester on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. Read on...
  13. Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

    Experience the Holiday Magic of Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight

    The entire family is welcomed to celebrate the warmth and revelries of a colonial Twelfth Night party at “Pottsgrove Manor by Candlelight” on Sunday, December 9th, from 2:00 to 8:00pm. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Announces 2018 Campaign Sign Recycling Program

    Campaign signs have popped up around Montgomery County reminding residents to cast their votes on Nov. 6. After the excitement of Election Day fades, Montgomery County urges residents to recycle their campaign signs instead of throwing them in the trash. Additional Info...
  15. Discover the Colonial Celebration of Twelfth Night at Pottsgrove Manor

    Bring the whole family to learn about the little known holiday of Twelfth Night during Pottsgrove Manor’s holiday tours - Friday, November 23, 2018 through Sunday, January 6, 2019. Read on...
  16. Green Lane Park Hosts Waterfowl Watch November 24

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold a “Waterfowl Watch” program on Saturday November 24 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  17. Green Lane Park Hosts Holiday Crafts Workshops on December 1

    Montgomery County’s Green Lane Park will hold two Holiday Craft Workshops on Saturday December 1, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  18. An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity

    Montgomery County invites residents and visitors to An Appeal for Healing and Solidarity, on the court house steps at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30th, in response to the mass shooting in Pittsburgh and other recent hate-inspired incidents. Read on ...
  19. Montgomery County Receives $1 Million Grant to Combat Drug Overdoses

    The Montgomery County Department of Public Safety has received a $1 million grant to develop an Emergency Medical Overdose Surveillance System (EMODSS) to develop improved strategies for combatting drug overdoses. Additional Info...
  20. Childrens Nature Series

    Children’s Nature Series: Giving Thanks, a Native American Message at Norristown Farm Park

    This Thanksgiving-themed program for children will emphasize an appreciation for Mother Earth and all her inhabitants, both plants and animals, and the interconnections between living beings. Read on...
  21. Holiday Wreath Workshop at Norristown Farm Park

    Holiday Wreath Workshop at Norristown Farm Park

    Make a holiday wreath that you can use indoors or outdoors for seasons to come with natural materials such as grapevine, pine cones, nuts, and flower pods. Read on...
  22. A late fall bird walk at Lorimer Park

    Audubon Bird Town Bird Walk at Lorimer Park

    Join a fall bird walk led by members of the Wyncote Audubon Society. Read on...
  23. Thanksgiving Centerpiece Program at Norristown Farm Park
  24. Green Lane Park to Host “Holiday Craft Workshops” November 17

    Green Lane Park will offer two Holiday Craft workshops on Saturday, November 17th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Read on...
  25. A Gilded Christmas at Historic Pennypacker Mills

    Schwenksville, PA (October 19, 2018) – Discover one of Montgomery County’s most spectacular holiday destinations during this holiday season. From Tuesday, November 20 through Sunday, January 6, 2019 come to the Mills for an unforgettable holiday tour.
  26. Extended Hours for Absentee Ballots in Montgomery County

    Norristown, PA (October 16, 2018) – Montgomery County Voter Services is offering extended office hours next week to accommodate voters who need to apply for an absentee ballot or submit a completed absentee ballot. Additional Info...
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    Bike Montco Workshops

    Norristown, PA (October 15, 2018) – The Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC) is offering a free public workshop on Bike Montco: The Bicycle Plan for Montgomery County. The workshop will take place on three dates at various locations. Additional Info...
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    Montgomery County Announces 2018-2019 Office of Public Health Flu Clinic Schedule

    The 2018-2019 flu season is just around the corner and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is prepared to offer this year’s flu vaccine at clinics throughout the county. Read on...
  29. PARK(ing) Day 2017

    Montgomery County Celebrates PARK(ing) Day in Norristown

    MontcoPA is celebrating PARK(ing) Day 2018 on Friday, September 21 in front of the county courthouse on Swede Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.. The public is invited to see how an ordinary parking spot can be transformed into a great public space. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Sponsors Farmer-Brewer Events

    Montgomery County is hosting two AgBrewCulture events on Sept 28 and Oct 18 from 11am-2pm to connect one of its most long-standing communities—its farmers—with the rapidly growing community of Pennsylvania brewers, distillers and malters in MontcoPA Read on...
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    Office of Drug & Alcohol Releases Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) Data Highlights

    PAYS is conducted every other year, and it is distributed to students in sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth grades to assess knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. Read on...
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    First 2018 Cases of West Nile Virus Disease in a Montgomery County Resident

    The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is currently investigating two probable cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in humans. Read on...
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    Free Potassium Iodide Tablets Distributed by Office of Public Health on Aug.9

    Montgomery County Office of Public Health will be participating in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Annual Free Potassium Iodide Distribution on August 9, 2018. Read on...
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    Montco and Lower Salford Township Work Together to Permanently Preserve Hemsley Farm

    Montgomery County has added another farm to its growing list of farms permanently preserved under the Montgomery County Farmland Preservation Program. Read on...
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    Housing Units, Nonresidential Construction Post Second Highest Construction in Five Years

    The number of housing units built and nonresidential square footage completed in Montgomery County in 2017 show a hot suburban real estate market, according to two new reports issued by the Montgomery County Planning Commission (MCPC). Read on...
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    Montco Event Shares Powerful Message of Suicide Prevention Awareness

    Almost 400 people attended a Suicide Prevention Awareness event at Montgomery County Community College to hear Kevin Hines, a suicide attempt survivor, share his story of survival, resilience, and hope. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Sells Series A and B Notes of 2018 - Transaction to Yield $400,000 Savings

    Montgomery County announced the results of a competitive bond refinancing of $43.97 million in Series A and B notes at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Financial institutions were invited to submit offers on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Read on...
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    Fourteen Projects Receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants from Montgomery County

    Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that 14 projects in the county will receive Montco 2040 Implementation Grants. The new grants continue an exciting program aimed at implementing the county comprehensive plan, Montco 2040: A Shared Vision. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Achieves Aaa Bond Rating

    Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Montgomery County’s bond rating to Aaa, noting that “the county’s financial position is the strongest it’s been in at least the last six years, with improvement in 2017 that has well exceeded expectations.” Read on...
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    Recommendations from the Office of Public Health: Start of the 2018 Mosquito Season

    Mosquito season is starting! The Montgomery County Office of Public Health (OPH) is recommending some simple steps that residents can take to protect themselves from insect bites and prevent the spread of insect-borne disease. Read on...
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    Montco Housing Market Surges on 2.3 Percent Median Price Increase in 2017

    The latest report on housing prices in Montgomery County provides a strong argument that the housing market in the county has recovered fully and is in a state of growth following the housing bubble that began to burst in 2007. Read on...
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    Your Way Home Montgomery County 2018 Point-In-Time Count

    Homelessness in Montgomery County has decreased by 37 percent since 2013, as measured by the annual Point-in-Time Count. Read on...
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    Office of Drug and Alcohol Showcases Unintentional Injury Prevention Program

    The Office of Drug and Alcohol in partnership with Aldergate Youth Service Bureau and Abington School District showcased an unintentional injury prevention program called Second Step. Read on...
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    Your Way Home Launches 2-1-1 Hotline

    The new partnership creates 2-1-1 as a free, 24-hour helpline that connects individuals to the help, support, and information they need. The new 2-1-1 SEPA hotline is part of the national 2-1-1. Read on...
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    Montgomery County Commissioners Deliver State of the County Report

    Montgomery County Commissioners Dr. Val Arkoosh, Chair; Ken Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair; and Joe Gale delivered the 2017 reporter on the State of the County at today’s Board of Commissioners meeting. Read on...
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    Invitation - Montgomery County Voting Machine Open House

    This year, Montgomery County will be purchasing new voting machines and we are inviting all county residents to our Voting Machine Open House on Saturday, February 24, 2018. Read on...
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