MontcoPA Government Services
Effective Wednesday, March 18th, Montgomery County government and courts will enact several measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Our goal is to provide as many services as possible without putting any county employees or members of the public at risk. Click here for more information about the limited services schedule.
If you must visit one of our buildings, please be sure to practice safe distancing and good hand hygiene.
are the regularly scheduled board of Commissioners Meetings still happening?
Yes, but with some restrictions:
- Due to COVID-19 mitigation planning, seating will be severely limited to comply with CDC recommendation for 10 people in a room.
- Agenda Comment and Public Comment will occur at beginning of the meeting.
- If you would like to submit comment without attending the meeting, please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the scheduled meeting and they will be included in the minutes.
- All public visitors to the meeting will undergo an entry protocol including temperature check.
- As usual, our meeting will be live-streamed at www.montcopa.org
- A video recording of the meeting is available on our website at a later date
Which buildings are closed to the public?
The following buildings are closed to the public until further notice:
- One Montgomery Plaza, with the exception of Domestic Relations and Orphans Court filings, which will be available.
- Human Services Center
- Willow Grove office
- Pottstown office
- Lansdale office
- Archives building
HOW ARE COUNTY COURTS AFFECTED?
President Judge Thomas Del Ricci has declared a judicial emergency in the 38th Judicial District. The Courts are closed to the public during the judicial emergency, except for emergency matters only. Please visit the County Courts page on our website for more information about limited services and closures. However, the Court’s hours of operation have been restored to 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WHAT ABOUT EVICTIONS?
On March 16th, President Judge Del Ricci issued an order instructing magisterial justices delaying evictions until the end of this emergency. Sheriff Kilkenny has agreed that no previously issued eviction orders will be carried out.
On July 9, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order that extends the protection of renters and homeowners from eviction or foreclosure until August 31, 2020.
Can I visit an inmate at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility (MCCF)?
Visits to inmates at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility are suspended.
I’m on probation/parole. How do these closures affect me?
Adult Probation and Juvenile Probation are suspending all home visits and direct community supervision contacts. Contacts will continue via phone, Facetime, texting, and/or emails.
Can I still apply for employment with Montgomery county?
Human Resources will continue to take online applications.
Can I still apply for a passport?
The processing of passport applications by Montgomery County government is suspended. There are other passport acceptance facilities that may be open. In addition, some passport renewals can be completed by mail. For more information, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html.
I’m a veteran in Montgomery county. Will I still have access to services?
Thank you for your service. While our veteran shuttle program has been suspended, other veteran benefit services will be available online and via telephone.
I had a meeting scheduled with domestic relations staff. Should I plan on attending?
Domestic Relations conferences and hearings are canceled. DRO filings will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. only. Please note that there will be minimal staff on site.
Will I still be able to receive assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services?
The Department of Health and Human Services will continue children and senior protective services investigations. The department is working with the state to provide telehealth methods to continue mental health and drug and alcohol services.
I’m a notary and my license is about to expire. What should I do?
The Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds is working with the state to extend notary expiration dates.