Public Works Department
Elk County is responsible for the maintenance of roads, bridges, county equipment and environment sanitary code. The department maintains and upgrades 714 miles of gravel roads, 21 miles of paved roads, dozens of bridges & culverts as well as mowing & tree removal. Maintenance of shop buildings, grounds and a substantial fleet of trucks & heavy equipment are also part of the job. The Department has 3 divisions of operations throughout the each of the county districts.
Public Works is also responsible for the control or eradication of noxious weeds within the county. Noxious weeds found in Elk County include: Johnson Grass, Bindweed, Musk Thistle, Sericea Lespedeza. Chemicals to treat noxious weeds may be purchased from the county at cost. Contact the Public Works office for details. No chemicals are sold on Fridays.
Permit Fees: Septic System $100.00
The Elk County Sanitary Code is administered by the Public Works Department. This includes pre-inspection, sight approval, issuing permits, construction minimum standards, construction inspection and final approval of sanitary septic systems. This department also investigates any Environmental Health complaints. The Sanitary Code was put into effect on August 9, 1999 to assist in preserving our water resources and to assist homeowners in acquiring the best system to fit individual needs and locations. When planning any septic system, lagoon or water well construction, contact Public Works first.