Somerset County’s chief governing body is a board of three commissioners elected to serve a four-year term.
Duties of the Commissioners include responsibility for voter registration, elections, assessment of persons and property, care of dependents, veterans’ services, fiscal managers, and appointment of county personnel.
As fiscal managers, the Commissioners adopt a county budget, levy taxes, assess property, and may borrow funds for construction projects.
As members of the salary board, the Commissioners participate in setting the salaries of county employees and determining the number of employees to be hired.
Other responsibilities of the office include maintenance of county property such as the courthouse, jail, airport, and office buildings; service on the advisory boards of many county agencies, and allocation of county liquid fuel funds to boroughs and townships for road and street improvements. The Commissioners investigate the needs of libraries and civic organizations and dispense county funds accordingly.
300 North Center Ave
Somerset Pa. 15501
Phone: (814) 445-1400
Fax: (814) 445-7991
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146 West Main Street
Somerset, PA 15501
Phone: (814) 443-4681
Fax: (814) 443-2422