Tuesday, April 24, 2018

County Treasurer and Sheriff Announce Extended Hours

Treasurer Linda L. Marchalk and Sheriff Joseph G. Groody announce their offices will be open on Sat Feb 10 from 8:30 am to noon, Wed April 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Tues June 19 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Sat Aug 11 from 8:30 am to noon, and Wed Oct 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

For the option to purchase dog licenses, fishing licenses and to renew or apply for a license to carry firearms. Sherriff Joseph G. Groody said “To better serve County Residents, I will continue to offer Saturday hours to accommodate law abiding citizens with the option to apply for a license to carry firearms.” The fee for the license is $20.00 and is payable with cash, check, money order or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Current license holders can renew up to 60 days before the expiration date. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and must provide a current and valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License or a current PA identification card that has the applicant’s current address. Applicants must provide the name, full address and phone number of two references (references cannot be family members). Applications will be processed and mailed to the applicant’s home address. Applications: http://www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/Offices/Sheriff/LicenseToCarryFirearmsLetterAndApplication.pdf

State law requires that all dogs three months of age or older be licensed by January 1 and failure to license a dog can carry a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 while a lifetime license is $31.50. Reduced rates are available for senior citizens and people with disabilities. Treasurer Linda L. Marchalk said “State Dog Wardens will begin canvassing in the spring and continue through the summer. Having the option to purchase a dog license during extended hours gives dog owners a chance to be compliant with state law and not force County Residents to take time off of work to get a dog license.” In addition to the County Treasurer’s Office, dog licenses are available for purchase through local dog agents or by going online to www.padoglicense.com. A list of 2018 Dog Agents and downloadable applications are available online at www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/Offices/Treasurer/Treasurer.asp

The County Treasurer’s Office also reminds all Schuylkill County residents that Regional Opening Day for Trout for Southeastern Counties is Saturday, March 31, 2018, and Saturday, April 14, 2018, for the regular Opening Day Statewide. Fishing licenses will be available for purchase. Annual license are valid from December 1, 2017 thru December 31, 2018. The cost for an annual resident adult license is $22.90. The fee for annual senior licenses is $11.90. The cost for the Trout/Salmon permit is $9.90. Multi-year licenses and fishing license buttons are also available for purchase.