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An A to Z Listing of Departments within the County of Bucks

Adult Probation and Parole

Courts

55 East Court Street, 7th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6634

 

The Bucks County Adult Probation and Parole Department provides services for the courts and community-based supervision of offenders placed under our jurisdiction.

Area Agency on Aging

Human Services

30 East Oakland Avenue
Doylestown, PA  18901

267-880-5700 

 

 

The Bucks County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is responsible for the planning and implementation of a variety of services and programs to assist older adults and their families. 

Department of Behavioral Health

Human Services

The Atrium
600 Louis Drive
Warminster, PA 18974

215-773-9313

 

Bucks County Behavioral Health System provides assistance, support, information and advocacy to behavioral health clients, families and service providers.

Board of Assessment

Finance and Administration

55 East Court Street, 3rd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6219

 

 

The primary function of the Board of Assessment, which is composed of three members, is to determine the CURRENT MARKET VALUE of all properties in the county and calculate the appropriate assessment.

Board of Elections

Community Services

55 East Court Street, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6154

 

 

The Board of Elections Office: prepares and furnishes all material used at elections; receives petitions for placement of candidates on the primary ballot ; registers new voters; maintains voter registration files; processes and mails absentee ballots;  and receives the returns of all primaries and elections from each precinct; canvasses, computes and certifies results.

Chief Clerk Administration 55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-6433
  The Chief Clerk handles the record keeping for the administrative offices, attests the commissioners’ signatures and affixes the county seal to official documents.
Chief Operating Officer Administration 55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-6433
  The Chief Operating Officer is the facilitator between the commissioners and the division leaders and row officers, as well as various Boards and Commissions. He is responsible for the day to day operations of government, over which the commissioners exercise final responsibility. His directed and stated goals are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of county government functions while containing the cost to the taxpayers.

Children and Youth Social Services Agency

Human Services

Heritage Center, Building 500
2325 Heritage Center Drive
Furlong, PA 18925

215-348-6900

 

 

The Bucks County Children and Youth Social Services Agency is responsible to receive and investigate reports of child abuse and neglect, provide for the temporary care of children not able to remain with their own families and develop community-wide social service programs that promote family stability.

Clerk of Courts

Row Office

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6389

 

 

The primary responsibility of the Clerk of Courts is the custodian of the criminal court records.  We also are the keeper of the juvenile delinquency and dependency court records. 

Commissioners’
Office

Commissioners

55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6433

 

 

The Board of Commissioners is responsible for the adoption and administration of the county operating budget ($463.5 million in 2011), along with oversight of the largest workforce in the county (more than 2,600 employees).

Commissioners’ Office of Public Information

Commissioners

55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6415

 

 

The mission of the Commissioners' Office of Public Information is to improve and maintain effective lines of communication and understanding between Bucks County government, employees and the public.

Consumer Protection/ Weights and Measures

Community Services

The Almshouse
1260 Almshouse Rd., 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6060

 

 

The Consumer Protection/Weights and Measures Department creates and keeps a fair and equitable marketplace for consumers as well as businesses. Conducts mediation of all consumer complaints against businesses or individuals, whether in or out of Bucks County. The department performs investigation and coordination of complaints with other enforcement agencies for possible criminal action.

Controller

Row Office

89 East Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6435

 

 

The controller is the county’s chief financial officer and chief auditor.  The controller exercises general supervision and control over the county's financial affairs.  He is authorized to examine the accounts and official acts of all officers or other persons who collect, receive, or disperse the county's money.

Coroner

Row Office

850 Eagle Boulevard
Warminster, PA 18974

267-880-5040

 

 

The coroner investigates all sudden, unexplained, or violent deaths occurring within the county. The coroner is in charge of all county forensic services.

Corrections

Corrections

1730 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-340-8480

 

 

The Corrections Department services all municipal and state law enforcement authorities via the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas and 20 local Magisterial District Justice Centers. The department is the single largest criminal justice agency within Bucks County. The Corrections Department includes one Correctional Facility and two Community Corrections Centers.

Court Administration

Courts

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court Administrator

215-348-6700

Calendar and Case Management

215-348-6040

Court Fiscal

215-348-6029

Law and Research

215-348-6700

Minor Judiciary

215-348-6025

Resource Management

215-348-6411

Court Administration provides administrative and technical services to the departments which are supervised by the Court. These services are either directed or authorized by the Court; and they are provided in close consultation and cooperation with the department heads who required the services.

Court of Common Pleas

Courts

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

 

 

 

The Court of Common Pleas consists of thirteen judges and is located in Doylestown. The Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County, a class 2A county, is the 7th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. First established in 1683, it hears all criminal, civil, family, and orphan's (probate) matters. It has concurrent jurisdiction in civil cases where the amount in controversy is less than $12,000.

Court Reporters

Courts

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6715

 

 

The Court of Common Pleas of Bucks County employs 21 full-time Official Court Reporters who assigned to courtrooms to record testimony, argument or other spoken presentations heard by Common Pleas judges and once transcribed, the court reporter certifies the accuracy of transcriptions.A number of Official Reporters have been additionally certified in producing “real time” transcripts. The simultaneous transcription is used to assist hearing-impaired individuals by immediately providing testimony on a computer screen.

Crime Lab

Row Office

850 Eagle Boulevard
Warminster, PA 18974

267-880-5660

 

 

The coroner is in charge of all county forensic services. He allows investigators to conduct an in-house array of forensic testing which previously had to be outsourced.

District Attorney

Row Office

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6344

 

 

The District Attorney's Office works closely with local, state and federal law enforcement to ensure the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are upheld and that our citizens are protected. The office is dedicated to seeking justice by helping victims of crimes, prosecuting those engaged in criminal activity and protecting law abiding citizens of Bucks County.

District Courts

Courts

07-1-01 Bensalem
2404 Byberry Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

215-638-1040

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

07-1-02 Bristol
501 Bath Street 
Bristol, PA 19007

215-785-3521

07-1-03 Bristol
3030 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007

215-788-5561

07-1-04 Levittown
7325 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055

215-943-9414

07-1-06 Feasterville
1500 Desire Avenue
Feasterville, PA 19053

215-355-7380

07-1-07 Penndel
142 Centre Street
Penndel, PA 19047

215-757-6761

07-1-08 Levittown
2661 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056-1491

215-946-5450

07-1-09 Warminster
567 Newtown Road
Warminster, PA 18974

215-672-5853

07-1-10 Fallsington
9187 New Falls Road
Fallsington, PA 19054

215-736-0231

07-1-11 Morrisville
31 E. Cleveland Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067

215-736-1121

07-1-12 Bensalem
3237 Bristol Road, Suite 100-101
Bensalem, PA 19020

215-741-3501

07-2-01 Richboro
60 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954

215-322-0144

07-2-01 Warrington
1277 Almshouse Road
Warrington, PA 18976

215-343-7961

07-2-03 Perkasie
705 West Market Street
Perkasie, PA 18944

215-257-5181

07-2-05 Quakertown
281 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

215-536-9650

07-2-07 Newtown
28 North State Street
Newtown, PA 18940

215-968-1657

07-2-08 New Britain
962 Town Center
New Britain, PA 18901

215-230-7265

07-3-01 Doylestown
4001 Durham Road (Rt 413) 
Doylestown, PA 18902

215-345-7516

07-3-02 Jamison
1720 Kendarbren Drive, Suite 711
Jamison, PA 18929

215-343-0627

07-3-03 Ottsville
276 Tabor Road
Ottsville, PA 18942

610-847-8497

A magisterial district judge's civil jurisdiction is up to $12,000 in civil cases (breaches of contract, accidents, business and professional persons suing for nonpayment of bills, private individuals suing other individuals in landlord / tenant matters, and other related civil conflicts). MDJ jurisdiction in criminal cases involves everything from a parking violation to the initial phases in murder cases. 

Domestic Relations

Courts

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-340-8068

 

 

Domestic Relations is a court related department that assists the public in filing to establish a court ordered child or spousal support obligation.  This office also administers, collects, and enforces such court support orders once they are established. 

Emergency Communications

Emergency Services

911 Freedom Way
Ivyland, PA 18974

215-328-5150

 

 

Emergency Communications provides customers accurate, timely and professional emergency communications services and maintains a quality of service meeting the local, state and national standards of care; the vital link between those people who need emergency assistance and those agencies that provide emergency assistance.

Emergency Health Services

Emergency Services

911 Freedom Way
Ivyland, PA 18974

215-340-8735

 

 

Emergency Health Services, in cooperation with the PA Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, coordinates all aspects of the pre-hospital setting.  This involves training and certification of personnel, quality assurance to the patients, data collections, documenting pre-hospital emergencies, and licensing of all ambulances and Quick Response Services within Bucks County.

Emergency Management Agency

Emergency Services

911 Freedom Way
Ivyland, PA 18974

215-340-8700

 

 

The Emergency Management Agency is the disaster staff to the county commissioners during a major disaster. The agency is also responsible to assist in developing mitigation plans to lessen the impact of disasters. The mission of the Bucks County Emergency Management Agency is to maintain an organization of government, industrial and volunteer agencies in a state of readiness and training to take immediate countermeasures to save lives, property, and alleviate human hardship and suffering under major disaster conditions.

Family Masters Office

Courts

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6844

 

 

The masters conduct settlement-oriented conferences in equitable division of marital property, alimony modification, child custody and in certain matrimonial cases which require management of special relief and discovery problems.  The masters conduct both settlement conferences and record hearings in cases where the grounds for divorce or annulment are contested.

Finance

Finance and Administration

55 East Court Street, 3rd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6564

 

 

The Finance Department is responsible for providing sound financial advice to the Board of Commissioners in all matters pertaining to the fiscal affairs of the county. The Finance Department prepares the annual operating budget and presents it to the commissioners for their review and approval. They act as the commissioners designated agents in reviewing and approving all purchases, requisitions for all supplies, services and capital.

Fire Marshal

Emergency Services

911 Freedom Way
Ivyland, PA 18974

215-340-8730

 

 

The Bucks County Fire Marshal Department advises the Bucks County Commissioners in matters regarding fire protection and safety within Bucks County. This department also inspects all of the County Government's owned and leased properties for fire safety. The department maintains the many fire alarms, security alarms and panic alarms in the numerous Bucks County owned and leased properties.

General Services

General Services

Neshaminy Manor Center
Rt. 611 and Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-345-3950

 

 

The mission of General Services is to serve and provide Bucks County employees and the public with safe, well maintained facilities and the highest quality services, encourage and promote opportunities for growth and improvement, and operate with an open door policy supporting employee participation.  The department also oversees construction/capital projects, assessment management, and the Parks and Recreation Department.

Health Department

Health Services

Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-345-3318

 

 

The Bucks County Health Department's mission is to provide organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease, the protection of people from hazards to their health and the promotion of healthy living.

Housing and Community Development Community Services
The Almshouse, 1st Floor
Neshaminy Manor Center
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-345-3840
  The mission of the Community and Business Development Department is to promote private and public investment, business growth, job creation, revitalization of communities and neighborhoods, development of physical facilities, provision of community services, and access to housing by all income groups.

Human Resources

Finance and Administration

50 North Main Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6546

 

 

The Department of Human Resources is responsible for posting/advertising open positions, recruiting, and hiring. The County of Bucks is an equal opportunity employer and has an EEOP that is available through the Human Resources office.

Human Services

Human Services

55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6201

 

 

Human Services oversees the county administered programs delivering social services and health to residents of Bucks County.

Information Technology

Finance and Administration

55 East Court Street, 7th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6575

 

 

The Information Technology Department (IT) is responsible for all computer-related technology, information systems and services, and data and telephone systems provided to county government departments, the courts and the public.

Juvenile Court

Courts

55 East Court Street, 6th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6514

 

 

The Bucks County Juvenile Court functions as both a judicial and an administrative agency primarily with respect to children under age 18, who are charged with juvenile delinquency for violating the criminal law. 

Law Library

Courts

55 East Court Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6023

 

 

The Law Library is the county's primary source of reference material on federal, state and local law serving the Courts, Bar, county offices and the general public. Established by statute, the Law Library operates under the direction of the Court and the Bucks County Bar Association Law Library Committee. It is also mandated as the repository for local ordinances by the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.

Mental Health/Development Programs

Human Services

600 Louis Drive, Suite 101
Warminster, PA 18974

215-444-2800

 

 

Mental Health/Developmental Programs is responsible for the administration of services to Bucks County residents with a mental illness or developmental program services, and their families. The purpose of the services is to support individuals to live in the community and to assist them in actively participating in community life.

Military/Veterans Affairs

Community Services

Neshaminy Manor Center, Building K
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-345-3307

 

 

Military/Veterans Affairs extends the services and benefits of the Department of Veterans Affairs to those veterans and their dependents living in Bucks County.

Neshaminy Manor

Health Services

1660 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976

215-345-3205

 

 

Neshaminy Manor is a non-profit nursing home funded in part by the taxpayers of Bucks County, and the federal and state governments. The 360 bed sub-acute/skilled care facility provides short term and long term care.

Parks & Recreation

General Services

901 East Bridgetown Pike
Langhorne, PA 19047

215-348-6114
215-757-0571

 

 

The Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the acquisition, development, and preservation of open space and regional parks. The department seeks in every endeavor to improve the quality of life and environment for all Bucks County residents, by working to enhance existing and projected recreational and cultural needs for our county.

Planning Commission

Community Services

The Almshouse
Neshaminy Manor Center
1260 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-345-3400

 

 

The Bucks County Planning Commission (BCPC), an advisory board to the county commissioners, consists of nine appointed members and a staff of 30 employees to provide guidance and advice on planning and land use issues. State laws, including the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247) and the Sewage Facilities Planning Act (Act 537), require that county planning commissions review plans of proposed development and sewage facilities. Other state-mandated activities include storm water management planning for the county's watersheds.

Prothonotary

Row Office

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6191

 

 

This elected row officer has administrative control over and responsibility for all official documents and records of the civil and family divisions. It is the duty of the office to record such legal documents as Appeals, Assignments, Commencement of Actions, Equity, Divorce, Complaints, Executions, Final Orders, Judgments, Liens, Name Change Petitions, Signatures of Notaries Public, Satisfactions, Subpoena's, Exceptions to Judicial or Tax Sales, Revivals and Minor's Compromise. Additionally, the Office of the Prothonotary initiates judgments entered by magisterial district justices to the Court of Common Pleas. The prothonotary also processes appeals from the magisterial district justices to the Court of Common Pleas as well as appeals from the Court of Common Pleas to the Superior, Supreme and Commonwealth Courts.

Public Defender

Courts

100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6473

 

 

Under Constitutional mandate, the Public Defender's Office represents indigent defendants in all phases of criminal defense, mental health, and domestic relations proceedings. This includes intake qualifications, representation at line-ups, in prison counseling, preliminary hearings, arraignments, trials, appeals, and before investigative grand juries. In addition, this office represents defendants in parole hearings, juvenile, patients in mental health proceedings, non-support cases, protection from abuse cases, paternity suits, and domestic relations cases.

Public Safety

Emergency Services

1760 South Easton Road
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-340-8410

 

 

The Bucks County Public Safety Training Center, located in Doylestown, focuses on improving the safety of Bucks County. The training center provides approximately 90 courses of instruction a year for the law enforcement community in and around Bucks County.  The Police Training Center also administers the Bucks County Consortium, a collaborative hiring process employed by most of Bucks County's police departments. 

Purchasing

Finance and Administration

55 East Court Street, 3rd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6372

 

 

The Purchasing Department is responsible for making the most economical acquisition of quality goods and services to assure efficient operation of County Government. The department strives to foster participation of all businesses offering goods and services that may be used by the county. The Buck County Purchasing Department works to ensure the county will receive the best quality, in the most cost-effective way.

Recorder of Deeds

Row Office

55 East Court Street, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6209

 

 

The responsibility of the Bucks County Recorder of Deeds Office is to record and maintain for permanent record all documents related to real estate (deed, mortgages, subdivision plans, etc.) and various other documents such as veterans' discharges, notary public commissions, etc.

Register of Wills/Orphans’ Court

Row Office

55 East Court Street, 3rd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6265 (Register of Wills)
215-348-6271 (Orphans’ Court)

 

 

The principal duties of the Register of Wills, who also acts as Clerk of the Orphans' Court Division, is to probate wills and to accept for filing all documents necessary to complete the administration of a decedent's estate. The Register of Wills is a judicial position and, if necessary, conducts hearings in a court room to determine the validity of the will and questions about forgery, mental capacity and undue influence. The results of these hearings are subject to the right of appeal to the Orphans' Court Division of the Court of Common Pleas. If a person dies without a will, the Register appoints an administrator for the estate when petitioned to do so.  The office is also in charge of issuing all marriage licenses and maintaining files for incompetents' proceedings, adoptions and civil commitments. The register is the agent for collection of the commonwealth's inheritance tax.

Security

Emergency Services

55 East Court Street, 1st Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6095

 

 

The mission of the Bucks County Emergency Services-Security Division is to provide a safe and secure environment for county employees and visitors. In an effort to complete our mission the Bucks County Emergency Services-Security Division is divided into two major sections. These sections are the Courthouse complex and Neshaminy Manor complex. The Children and Youth office is covered by officers from the Neshaminy Manor section. The Domestic Relations offices are covered by officers from the Courthouse.

Sheriff

Row Office 100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
215-348-6124
 

A sheriff or his deputy is empowered to keep the peace, quell riots, transport prisoners for their appearance in court as well as enforcing commitments of incarceration, serving civil process, executing bench warrants, enforcing court orders and assisting other law enforcement agencies.

Solicitor

Administration

55 East Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6464

 

 

The Bucks County Solicitor’s Office represents the commissioners and all divisions and departments serving under the direction of the commissioners, and is responsible for general counsel for the County of Bucks.  Among other duties, office defends all lawsuits against, and initiates all lawsuits brought by the county. Solicitors prepare, review and/or supervise all contractual obligations within the county, usually over $250 million of the total budget, including such things as general contracts, financing and bond transactions. Solicitors handle state and federal compliance issues relating to the county, human resource/employee issues, real estate transactions from agreement through settlement, and ADA observance. They also advise on the open space and agriculture preservation programs by evaluating properties, determining the scope and extent of easements, and reviewing appraisals.

Tax Claim

Finance and Administration

55 East Court Street, 3rd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6274

 

 

The Tax Claim Bureau provides for the efficient collection of delinquent real estate taxes and the return of properties to the tax rolls. Each year, the Tax Claim Bureau receives and distributes approximately $25 million in taxes to the County, 54 Bucks County townships and boroughs, and Bucks County school districts.As a service to the community, office also has a number of Federal and State Income Tax forms available to the public.

Treasurer

Row Office

55 East Court Street, 3rd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901

215-348-6244

 

 

The Treasurer's Office is responsible for collecting, investing, disbursing and reconciling all county funds. Additionally, the office maintains over 64 bank and financial statements, disburses all county checks and processes approximately 75,000 State license applications. Mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Treasurer's Office issues dog, hunting, fishing, sportsman firearm registration, temporary boat registrations, bingo and small games of chance licenses. Other duties include collection and disbursement of Act 515/319 rollback taxes and the Bucks County Hotel Lodging Room Rental tax.

Youth Center

Courts

1750 Easton Rd
Doylestown, PA  18901

215-340-8300

 

The Youth Center is a temporary holding facility (detention center) for alleged and adjudicated delinquent juveniles.  It is operated under the authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Public Welfare, Title 55, PA Code 3800 – Secure Detention Facility.  Youth between the ages of 10 years and 18 years, alleged to have committed a crime and under the authority of the Bucks County Juvenile Court, are remanded to the secure care of the center.  They remain under the care, custody and control of the Youth Center until a disposition has been finalized by the Juvenile Court.