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Greene County Government, Pennsylvania


Contact for Information Requests: County Information Services Line
Phone: 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday

Greene County County's fall foliage has always been a major attraction, with the foliage at its peak in mid-October. Greene County Historical Facts date back to 1796. We hope you enjoy our history compilations for various aspects of our county.

County Government Infrastructure:
Click HERE for county infrastructure chart.
Greene County being located in the southwestern most corner of Pennsylvania, is considered the cornerstone of the keystone state. Greene County is 89.2 percent rural; with a population of about 41,000 residents; and a land area of 579 square miles. Waynesburg, the countyseat for Greene County is located off I-79 (interstate 79), exit 14, about 60 miles south of Pittsburgh.

Three County Commissioners — constitute the chief governing body of the county. Statutory authority of the commissioners is primarily of an administrative nature with legislative or policy-making powers. The county commissioners are vested with selective policy-making authority to provide certain local services and facilities on a county-wide basis. Administrative powers and duties of county commissioners encompass registration and elections, assessment of persons and property, human services, veterans' affairs, appointment of county personnel, fiscal management and website content.

Through the organizational structure of Greene County the Commissioners approve the employment of the county staff. Daily operations of county government are administrated via five primary departments: Finance & Administration, Law & Order, Human Services, Economic Development, and Recreation. Also partnership offices fall under the County Commissioners that include: the Conservation District, the Redevelopment Authority, and the Industrial Development Authority. Each of these departments and offices manage a number of offices and programs, to provide muniple services to the county residents.

Our county municipalities consists of twenty townships and six boroughs, with 44 polling precincts within these municipalities. The county is divided into three magisterial districts for the operation of the lesser court system and two judges who sit on the Court of Common Pleas in Waynesburg. There is a state correctional facility (SCI Greene) and a county prison.

The governing body of Greene County Townships is composed of three supervisors who are elected at-large. Two additional supervisors may be elected if approved by referendum. All are elected at-large for six-year terms. The Boroughs are governed by elected members of council. Residents and businesses have the safety and welfare of having a full time police force consisting of a chief, lieutenant and patrolmen.

County Row Offices, Elected Officials, & Departments:
Pennsylvania, Greene County Representatives
Click HERE for the State and local representatives brochure | click HERE for Redistricting information.

Pennsylvania State Government Links: (updated 10/2013)

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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