Please be advised that all County and Court Offices will be closed December 25th and 26th, 2014 for the Christmas Holiday. Please plan accordingly so that any year-end business that you may need to conduct at the County can occur in a timely fashion. Thank You
Welcome to Venango County, Pennsylvania
Venango County is located in western Pennsylvania about halfway between Pittsburgh and Erie. The county encompasses 675 square miles and includes the cities of Oil City and Franklin, nine boroughs and 20 townships. Venango County is classified as a sixth class county and is ranked 42nd in the state of 67 counties, with the population of 54,984.
The County seat is located in the City of Franklin at 1168 Liberty Street. The county was established in 1800 and the present courthouse was built in 1865.
Public transportation facilities include air passenger service to the Cleveland Airport from the Venango Regional Airport, with service provided by Gulfstream International Airlines. Also the Venango County Transportation Office also offers a fixed route transportation service within the county. The county is bordered by Interstate 80 running east to west, and Interstate 79 running north and South.
This website is dedicated to making information available to residents and visitors regarding Venango County Local Government. This site will provide contact information along with information pertaining to the county offices of what services that are provided along with other useful information.
2014 Venango County
Municipal Solid Waste Management Plan and Ordinance Update
Venango County initiated the process of a countywide Municipal Solid Waste Plan update in August of 2012. This update was paid in part by an awarded Act 101, Section 901 planning grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that funds up to 80% of the total cost of the plan.
The County hired Nestor Resources, Inc. from Valencia, Pa. and established a Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) to assist in updating the plan. The SWAC members represent a diverse group of individuals from businesses, industry and local municipal government in region. The committee offered a broad spectrum of feedback to the County and Nestor Resources, Inc. during the planning process.
In addition to the Plan update, a proposed update to the County Municipal Solid Waste & Recycling Transporters Ordinance has been drafted during the planning process. This document is located in Appendix D, page 207-218, of the Draft Plan. These documents can be viewed here:
A 30 day public comment period has been established running from August 11th, 2014 to September 9th, 2014. Physical copies of the Plan and Ordinance are located at: Commissioners Office(1174 Elk St., Franklin Pa.), The Law Library and Planning Commission office(Courthouse, 1168 Liberty St., Franklin Pa.), and the Franklin and Oil City Public Libraries. Throughout the comment period, written comments may be submitted to: Erik Johnson, Solid Waste & Recycling Coordinator, 1168 Liberty Street, Box 831, Franklin, Pa. 16323.
Draft of Proposed Land Bank Ordinance
ORDINANCE NO. 2014 - 03
The County Commissioners are proposing to create the Venango County Land Bank with the mission of facilitating the return of vacant, abandoned and tax delinquent properties to productive use. Copies of the complete ordinance may be examined at www.co.venango.pa.us; at the Office of the County Commissioners, 1174 Elk Street, Franklin, PA, and at the County Law Library, Courthouse, Franklin, PA. If the ordinance is not substantially amended during the review period, it will be officially enacted as of August 12, 2014.
Upcoming Public Meetings and Events
Oct 29, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Nov 03, 2014 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Maintenance Work Session
Nov 04, 2014
Nov 05, 2014 8:30AM - 9:30AM
Nov 05, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Jt. Row Off/Administrators & Dept Head Meeting
Nov 11, 2014
Nov 17, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Finance & Management Admin Work Session
Nov 17, 2014 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Community Services Admin Work Session
Nov 18, 2014 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Planning Work Session
Nov 18, 2014 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Human Services Admin. Work Session
Nov 18, 2014 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Public Defender Work Session
Nov 18, 2014 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Nov 18, 2014 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Commissioner, Salary, Retirement Board
Nov 22, 2014
Venango Regional Planning Commission