Tourist Bureau

Tourist Bureau

The Armstrong County Tourist Bureau is a resource for anyone planning a visit to our region. Weather it be Hiking, Fishing, camping or busness related we have information for you.

Economic Develop.

Economic Development

The Armstrong County Department of Economic Development provides staff to the Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (IDC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit economic development corporation.  By providing tools such as financing, site selection, workforce development assistance and more, the IDC's goals are to improve Armstrong County’s business environment through retention and expansion of existing businesses and attraction of new investment. Click here for more Information.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District

Jail

Jail

The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.

Belmont

Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

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Brigid M. Beatty, Program Manager
402 Market Street
Kittanning, PA 16201
 
Phone:  724-548-3719
Fax:  724-545-7050
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Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
   
     
 Blight Remediation

Armstrong County has recognized the need to find ways to halt the spread of blighted properties throughout its many communities. Our Blight Remediation Program helps address the problem of run down and dilapidated properties within the county. One useful tool has been the development of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Armstrong Land Bank.

What is a Land Bank?

A land bank is a governmental body that focuses on acquiring tax delinquent, foreclosed, vacant and abandoned properties for the purpose of returning them to productive use. It is particularly effective in areas that have a large, fragmented inventory of blighted, abandoned or long-term tax delinquent properties. 

 
In late 2018 and early 2019 several vacant properties were demolished under the Blight Remediation Program within the boroughs of Leechburg and Kittanning with assistance from the county.
 
 Siberian Avenue Blighted Property  Siberian Avenue Demolition  Siberian Avenue 125 After Demolition
 
Diamond Way Blighted Property  Diamond Way Demolition
Diamond Way After Demolition
 
Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance
The Armstrong County Subdivision & Land Development Ordinance guides the process for developing and reviewing subdivision and land development plans within the county. Our office reviews all plans and we are here to walk you through the process from start to finish. 
 
 
Transportation Planning
We recognize the role transportation has in connecting communities and supporting economic development, which is why we coordinate capital projects ranging in scope from operational and safety improvements to the SR 28 and US 422 corridors to the rehabilitation of municipal owned bridges. We also understand the importance of alternative modes of transportation, and we will continuously work with communities to identify funding opportunities for pedestrian and bicycle improvements. 
 
Tax Abatement Programs 
We work with municipalities to establish tax abatement programs to help promote and encourage new building and development. Residential and commercial tax abatement programs empower local taxing authorities to provide a tax break to property owners over a designated period of time on new property construction and improvements. 
 
Municipal Services
Uniform Construction Code Group
 
The Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (UCC), Act 45 of 1999, became law in 2004 and provides uniform standards for new construction and renovations throughout the state. Over 90% of Pennsylvania's 2,562 municipalities have elected to administer and enforce the UCC locally using their own employees or via certified third party agencies (private code enforcement agencies) that they have retained. Thirty-five local municipalities have elected to jointly administer the UCC through participation in the Armstrong County UCC Group.  The Group contracts with Bureau Veritas to provide third party inspection services for a set fee schedule. Participating Municipalities receive competitive fees for inspection services, access to an appeals board, and County support.  Individuals seeking information on construction requirements or building permits in participating municipalities may contact Bureau Veritas at 724-548-1414 or 866-378-7717. 
 
Municipal Directory
 
The Armstrong County Municipal Officials Directory lists all elected and appointed officials in each of the county’s forty five municipalities.  The directory also provides contact information for all county officials as well as United States Senators and Congressman and Pennsylvania General Assembly members representing Armstrong County.
 
Local Government Assistance
 
The planning staff provides a variety of services to local municipalities.   These services include assistance in the development of local ordinances, identifying state and Federal program opportunities and technical assistance in planning and zoning.