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Allegheny County, Pa.

Popular Annual Financial Report For Year Ended December 31, 2017


A Message From The Controller Dear Taxpayers, Over the past half-dozen years, we each have been part of a fiscal success story in Allegheny County. The County has gone from a depleted fund balance and poor ratings from finance agencies, to surpluses at an all-time high and plaudits from observers, all while holding the line on property taxes. Strong growth in employment sectors such as health care, tech, and energy, and increasing property values in many of our communities have made this transformation possible. I also wish to give credit where it is due to the stewardship of the County administration and County Council, and to the work of the dedicated employees of my own office who provide oversight and scrutiny of our public funds every day. With our financial outlook strong, now is the time to position Allegheny County for the future. Even as we make essential investments in our people and communities, we should closely assess the health of our level of debt and the need for new borrowing in light of the strong General Fund balance. Debt levels exceed $700 per County resident, and payments on that debt represent one of the largest annual expenditures by County government. The major cost drivers of Human Services programs and the Jail continue to increase by millions each year, driven in part by the opioid abuse epidemic that has stricken our region. We must pursue solutions locally—as well as through state and federal policy—to this major challenge. We must recognize that opioid abuse is a result in part of hopelessness among many residents whose lives have not been touched by our region’s economic resurgence. And we must acknowledge that incarceration—while representing a huge cost in public dollars—exacts the biggest price from non-violent offenders removed from their families and communities, many simply while awaiting trial or for minor probation violations. Allegheny County should fully join the national dialogue on reducing the fiscal and human costs of our prisons and jails. We must ensure that the resources we possess are directed to our citizens and communities that need assistance to become full partners in our economic success.

Allegheny County has been rated among the worst in the nation for air quality, with acute pollution issues cited especially in some of our most economically disinvested areas. Meanwhile, environmental health advocates call into question the allocation of Air Quality Fund dollars derived from polluter fines to building projects. A County Affordable Housing Fund has built an unutilized fund balance of more than $4 million while housing instability and displacement afflict rapidly developing communities. Some areas of the County continue to be underserved by public transit which provides access to jobs, education, and services, even as a Transit Fund surplus from the Drink and Car Rental taxes exceeds $16 million, and plans proceed to spend $200 million on increased amenities for areas with robust existing transit service. We must recognize that these lingering challenges that hold back many of our residents also impede our growth, as our population continues to decline and our success in attracting youth and diverse communities continues to lag other regions. This has led to an aging population, with those 65 and older expected to comprise one-fifth of the County’s population in the near future. We must be sure to plan and provide for the unique needs of these residents. With the strong fiscal position we have built together, we do not have to hope for a white knight to ride into our region in order to provide greater opportunity. The same collaborative, regional vision that has been applied to transformational projects like the upcoming $1 billion modernization of our Airport should applied to the project of lifting up all of our residents. By focusing existing resources on areas of greatest need, turning to our citizens and communities to identify where to direct these resources, and continued strong oversight of our public dollars, we can build from within and project Allegheny County’s strength to those with talent and resources to invest in our future. Kindest regards,

Chelsa Wagner Allegheny County Controller

In This Report Section Two Finances In Brief Section Three Revenue Expenditures Section Four Health & Welfare Section Five Public Safety Section Six Associated Agencies Section Seven Parks & Recreation Section Eight Transportation Section Nine Economic Development Section Ten County Facts About Allegheny County Section Eleven About This Report About OpenGov About BallotReady

2017 PAFR design by Kristyn Sweeney Photographs by Nick Jones. IG: @NickJones_Photo


Finances In Brief Pension Fund Contribution Rate 2017 - 9% 2016 - 9% 2015 - 9% 2014 - 8.5% 2013 - 8% 2012 - 8%

Funded Status 2017 - 46.4% 2016 - 43.4% 2015 - 56.6% 2014 - 60.3% 2013 - 59.5% 2012 - 55.4%

Total Assets (In Millions)

2017 - $944 2016 - $861 2015 - $824 2014 - $839 2013 - $828 2012 - $761

Pension Fund assets increased by $82 million in 2017 due to favorable market conditions. However, although employee and employer contributions to the Plan increased by $2 million, pension benefit payments increased by $5 million and appear to be trending upward. Savings resulting from Act 125, which increased service requirements and caps pensionable wages for employees hired after February 2014, are expected to return funded status to more robust levels in the future.

The County’s Fund Balance has increased significantly since 2011, however the rate of growth has slowed. Expenditures will need to be monitored in order to maintain a healthy fund balance and avoid a tax increase.

Outstanding debt decreased from $925 million in 2016 to $886 million in 2017. This translates to $719 of debt for every citizen in Allegheny County. A new bond issue contemplated for 2018 to complete work on the Courthouse roof and deal with numerous road and landslide issues caused by a harsh winter season would raise the debt per capita to over $760.

Section Two


Revenue 2017 ■

Total revenue increased $13.7 million over 2016 to $813.6 million, $753.8 million in the General Fund and $59.8 million in the Debt Service Fund.

Property Tax and State Revenue increased just over $5 million each.

Net Property Tax revenue grew by more than $5 million, with over $4 million in increased receipts and almost $1 million less in refunds paid out.

An additional $7.9 million in State funding was received for Children, Youth and Family programs, offsetting reductions in other State funding. Reductions in State and Federal funding were due to population decreases at the Kane Regional Centers.

Sales and Use Tax revenue showed positive growth, increasing over 2016 after a small decline that year.

Other revenue increased by $3.2 million. Over $1.1 million was higher interest earnings due to increased rates and $1.6 million was due to increased royalties from gas drilling in Deer Lakes Park.

Expenditures 2017 ■

Expenditures increased by $26.4 million in 2017 to a total of $807.2 million, $736.4 million in the General Fund and $70.8 million in the Debt Service Fund.

The largest driver of the increase occurred in Jail operations, at $8.7 million. There was an increase of almost $2 million in overtime costs and close to $4 million in Jail medical service costs.

An additional $6 million was spent on Children, Youth and Family programs, which was covered by State funding increases.

An additional $4 million was needed to fund debt service payments.

Section Three


Health and Welfare County government provides an array of services that many residents rely on daily. The Department of Human Services delivers a coordinated system of social services. Its four divisions are those listed below. Children, Youth And Family Provides services for abused and dependent children and their families through counseling, emergency shelters, foster homes, group homes, and institutions.

Behavioral Health/ Intellectual Disability/ Drug And Alcohol Division Administers an integrated, community-based service delivery system that provides treatment, counseling and housing to County residents with mental disabilities or drug and alcohol addiction.

An audit showed that the Kane Centers’ drug costs totaled more than $8.8 million in 2016, but management has not reliably confirmed that it is getting the best prices on its pharmaceutical purchases, nearly all of which are from the pharmaceutical distributor McKesson under terms negotiated by the joint purchasing organization Intalere. While the agreement requires the Kanes to purchase at least 95 percent of its drugs from McKesson in order to receive discounts on select drugs, the audit showed that only 41 percent of drug purchases in 2016 were discounted through the agreement. In fact, the Kanes received a discount through the agreement on only 10 of its 50 most commonly purchased drugs that year. The County’s Administrative Code does not require that joint purchasing contracts be competitively bid, unlike most other significant purchases. Joint purchasing agreements allow numerous purchasers to receive a common price negotiated by a third party. “As in virtually every case my office has examined in which competitive bidding is not utilized, it is unknown whether the County is getting the best price available and how the decision to utilize a particular firm was made,” Wagner said. “The County should be using its roughly $9 million annual purchasing power for pharmaceuticals to get the best deal for the taxpayers. When it’s public money being spent, there is an obligation to comparison shop.”

Aging Division Functions as the local Area Agency on Aging. Provides a coordinated system of social services to the elderly of Allegheny County, including senior citizens’ centers, housing assistance, legal assistance, and the Meals on Wheels program.

Community Service Division Provides a coordinated system of employment and training services for underemployed and disadvantaged County residents. Administers programs providing direct and indirect services to individuals and citizen groups through two principal programs - Community Action and Head Start.

The Allegheny County Health Department protects and improves public health through a variety of programs, including pollution monitoring, food poisoning prevention, rodent control, water testing, dental clinics, solid waste management, recycling, health education, and maternal and infant care. The Kane Regional Health Centers offer skilled nursing, long-term care and rehabilitation to the chronically ill and elderly who have limited financial resources through four facilities with a total of 1,124 licensed beds. Court Programs provide alternative sentencing programs for adults and juveniles, including placement facilities and home detention. Shuman Juvenile Detention Center provides secure, temporary shelter to delinquent youths awaiting final case dispositions.

Section Four


Public Safety District Attorney Responsible for the prosecution of all Allegheny County criminal cases.

Public Defender Provides legal counsel for indigent defendants and for respondents.

County Jail

Emergency Services Oversees the countywide 911 network, responds to natural and man-made disasters, assists municipalities with training of firefighters, and investigates fires of suspicious origin.

Detains and supervises persons awaiting trial, accused of violating probation or parole, or serving given sentences. County Police Investigates all criminal activity which occurs on County-owned property and provides assistance to local police departments and other criminal justice agencies.

Medical Examiner Investigates the circumstances, cause and manner of sudden and unexpected, medically unattended deaths; provides labratory services, technical assistance and consultation to police departments, municipal officials, and County agencies.

Sheriff Chief law enforcement officer of the Courts; serves all writs and injunctions issued by the Courts; provides transportation of prisoners to and from Court and place of confinement.

An audit determined that some resources devoted to assisting local departments on routine cases could be better utilized to enhance the ability of County Police to provide specialized services across the County. For instance, while a number of County officers are trained in managing incidents in which mental health conditions are an issue, and the department desires to provide this training to all its officers, budgetary constraints have limited the number of officers who have received such training. “County Police can be of the greatest value when they can provide services beyond the baseline of what most municipal officers can provide. Training in mental health conditions is a prime example,” Wagner said. “Smaller departments are unlikely to have such specialized expertise, and it can be crucial in such situations when a trained County officer is able to assist. But resources are limited, and County Police cannot provide this value if they are being relied upon to provide routine services.” She also said the audit shows that an emphasis must be placed on diversity in the Department’s recruiting efforts. Records showed that 92 percent of County officers were white males, and only 6 percent were female. Only four of the 206 officers were African-American. “To be frank, in a County that is about 20 percent minority and growing, these numbers are egregious. Concerted efforts must be made to increase diversity through recruiting outside of traditional channels,” Wagner said. K9 Photos Courtesy of the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office.

Fetyls, German Shepherd Drugs & Patrol (Tracking & Apprehension)

Nico, German Shepherd Explosives & Patrol (Tracking & Apprehension) Woody, German Shepherd Explosives & Patrol (Tracking & Apprehension)

Ranger Bloodhound Tracking

Section Five


Associated Agencies Allegheny County has nine associated authorities governed by appointed board members and carrying out specific functions assigned by law. The largest of these include: Allegheny County Airport Authority (ACAA) Operates Pittsburgh International Airport and the Allegheny County Airport. For more information, see Transportation (Section 9). Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) Manges wastewater from communities in Allegheny County.

Sports and Exhibition Authority (SEA) Provides venues for sporting, entertainment, educational, cultural, civic, and social events for the public. The authority owns and leases PNC Park, Heinz Field and PPG Paints Arena. The Authority owns and is responsible for the operation of the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Port Authority of Allegheny County (PAAC) Operates public transportation service throughout Allegheny County. For more information, see Transportation (Section 9).

Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny County government provides a local sponsorship match to the Community College of Allegheny County to offer affordable and accessible higher education. The County’s contribution represents approximately one-third of the college’s operating budget, the other two-thirds coming from State government and student tuition.

CCAC offers more than 155 programs of study across six diverse career paths: • Arts & Humanities • Business • Education, Social & Behavioral Sciences & Human Services • Health • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) • Skilled Trades The college also offers an Honors Program and cooperative programs in partnership with other institutions.

Section Six


Parks And Recreation Parks of Allegheny County Boyce Park Downhill skiing, tubing, wave pool, and skate park Deer Lakes Park Fishing, an observatory, spray park, and disc golf course Harrison Hills Park Scenic overlook and environmental center Hartwood Acres Park Historic mansion, concert series, and cross-country skiing North Park Golf course, kayaking, ice rink, pool, and dek hockey Round Hill Park Exhibition farm and spray park Settlers Cabin Park Wave pool, dive pool, tennis, and dek hockey South Park Golf course, wave pool, skate park, dek hockey, ice rink, and nature center White Oak Park Wedding garden, bocce, volleyball, and horseshoes

The Allegheny Regional Asset District supports and finances regional assets in the areas of libraries, parks and recreation, cultural, sports and civic facilities and programs using one-half of the proceeds from the 1% Allegheny County Sales and Use Tax. Contractual Assets, which are funded every year, include the Allegheny County Library Association, the Allegheny County Parks, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, City of McKeesport Regional Park, the City of Pittsburgh Regional Parks, the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and The Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium. Other grants are approved on an annual basis. Total grants in 2017 were more than $98 million. Each year, RADical Days celebrates the assets receiving support with free admission, musical and dance performances, and family activities offered by arts and culture organizations, parks and recreation, and sports and regional attractions that are funded by RAD. For more information, visit radworkshere.org.

RAD 2017 Top Grants Total grants in 2017 were more than $98 million. Port Authority of Allegheny County $3M Pittsburgh Cultural Trust $1.49M Pittsburgh Symphony Society $1.3M Historical Society of Western PA $970,000 WQED Multimedia $550,000 Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild $380,000 Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall $360,000 Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh $350,000 Boyce Mayview Regional Park $306,000 Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Center for the Arts $300,000 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre $245,000 Pittsburgh Public Theater $242,000 Pittsburgh Opera $175,000 Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera $170,000 Pittsburgh Botanic Garden $155,000

Section Seven


Transportation Allegheny County provides local matching funds for the Port Authority of Allegheny County from the 7 percent Drink Tax and $2 per day Car Rental tax. Drink Tax revenues have increased in every year since 2010, and in 2017 the tax generated over $40 million for the first time. Funds remaining after the local share may be appropriated to pay for Port Authority capital projects, or to other transportation initiatives within Allegheny County. Even after these additional expenditures, money has been left over nearly every year, building a fund balance that stood at more than $16 million at the end of 2017. While having a “rainy day fund” can be a good thing, the fact that these funds are restricted to transit and the positive trends of the revenue sources call into question why excess funds have not been dedicated to Port Authority operations, including restoring significant cuts in bus service which occurred in 2011-12.

Pittsburgh International Airport ended 2017 about 12,000 passengers shy of 9 million for an 8.2 percent increase – the largest year-over-year percent increase in passengers in more than a decade. A 2017 Economic Impact Study conducted for the Airport Authority found that Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County airports contributed a total impact of $29 billion in business revenues and 148,000 jobs, including a direct effect of 71,000 jobs and $16.6 billion in business revenues. The study shows that our airports are among the region’s top economic generators.

The Airport Authority announced a $1.1 billion Terminal Modernization Program in September to streamline the passenger and airline experience, decrease future airline and airport costs, infuse the latest technology, and right-size the space, all of which will finally give the Pittsburgh region an airport tailored to its needs and not dedicated to any single airline. The project involves the construction of a new landside facility directly connected to the current Airside Terminal, eliminating the need for a train, shortening walk times, speeding up baggage delivery and creating a unified larger security checkpoint.

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner released results of her office’s annual review of “street pricing” by businesses within Pittsburgh International Airport’s AIRMALL. The lease between the Airport Authority and AIRMALL requires that its concessionaires not charge prices higher than those of comparable businesses outside the Airport. The County Controller is assigned to monitor compliance with this requirement. Out of 45 businesses sampled, 14 were found to be offering at least one sampled item at a price higher than an identical or substantially similar item at a non-Airport location, a result similar to past reviews. “County leaders insisted on street pricing when the Airport was built because of the significant commitment of taxpayer dollars to that facility, and this requirement is now even more important as access to the AIRMALL by the general public returns. Those who paid to build the Airport shouldn’t have to pay more for a bite to eat or a gift for a grandchild, and keeping this promise to our residents is an important duty of my office that I am pleased to carry out each year.”

Allegheny County Airport Authority 2017 Annual Report

Section SectionEight Nine


Economic Development A Controller’s Office audit of the CITF and GEDTF in 2014 found deficiencies in the process of evaluating grant applications and monitoring awarded projects. A follow-up review showed that these problems have yet to be corrected. ■ There is no written documentation showing that criteria listed in the program guidelines are considered. ■ While awards must be approved by the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) Board, appointed Board members are cut out of the process. Project evaluation is done wholly by ACED staff, and the Board receives no information on projects that are not recommended by staff. ■ Some awarded projects create no jobs or only temporary jobs. ■ No follow-up is done to confirm job creation or retention projections. ■ ACED staff has not verified compliance with prevailing wage requirements, and two of nine projects examined by auditors were found to not be compliant.

The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County (RAAC) awarded more than $9 million in grants in 2017 from the Pennsylvania Gaming Economic Development and Tourism Fund (GEDTF) and Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF), which fund community and economic development projects through revenues generated from casino gaming.

GEDTF Top Awards Over $100,000 Hampton Twp. – Glannons Pump Station Rehabilitation $500,000 Allegheny Co. – North Park Pool Renovations $350,000 Shaler Twp. – Fall Run Park Improvements $300,000 Pittsburgh Opera 2017-18 Season $295,000 La Roche College – Palumbo Science $250,000 Center Improvements Allegheny Valley North COG – Equipment & Paving $250,000 Moon Twp. – Moon Park Playground $230,000 South Fayette Twp. Community Center $200,000 Jefferson Hospital Courtyard Healing Gardens $200,000 Bethel Park – Simmons Park Renovations $140,000

CITF Top Awards Over $150,000 New Sun Rising Work Hard Pittsburgh Expansion Project $250,000 Sports & Athletic Complex at Montour $225,000 Junction Road Improvements Pittsburgh Marathon Enhancement Project $210,000 Forest Hills Municipal Bldg. Library Addition $200,000 Vincentian de Marillac Elevator Replacement $200,000 Vincentian Recreation Complex Field Renovations $200,000 New Granada Square Sewer Line Installation $200,000 Community Specialists Corp. HVAC Rehabilitation $175,000 Regional Public Safety Training Facility $175,000

Section Nine


County Facts Allegheny County Allegheny County Median Rental Price Median Home Value

Allegheny County’s Affordable Housing Fund was authorized by state law in 1992 and brings in more than $1 million per year from fees attached to the recording of deeds and mortgages. Currently, this Fund has a balance of nearly $4.4 million, and in recent years has contributed minimally to the actual development of affordable housing. In fact, the largest expenditure from the Fund in 2017, $188,805, went toward rent payments for the County’s Department of Economic Development in a Downtown office tower. This amount would pay the annual rent on an affordable apartment in Pittsburgh for about 30 families.

According to Zillow.com

According to Zillow.com

December 2011 $958

December 2011 $112,000

December 2013 $1,111

December 2013 $115,000

December 2015 $1,169

December 2015 $127,000

December 2017 $1,154

December 2017 $143,000

Top Industries

(# of Employees, Pittsburgh MSA, January 2018)

Education and Health Services 250,300 Employees

Unemployment (Benchmark Metro Statistical Areas, March 2018)

Minneapolis 2.9%

Trade, Transportation & Utilities 210,000 Employees

Seattle 3.9%

Professional & Business Services 179,200 Employees

National 4.1%

Government 118,600 Employees Leisure and Hospitality 113,700 Employees TOTAL NONFARM 1,157,900 Employees

Philadelphia 4.5% PITTSBURGH 4.5% Baltimore 4.6% Pennsylvania 4.8%

Source: Current Employment Statistics Survey

Cleveland 4.9% Source: U.S. Department of Labor

About Allegheny County Allegheny County is the second most populous county in Pennsylvania with approximately 1,223,048 citizens residing in 130 municipalities, of which the City of Pittsburgh is the most populous and the County seat. The County is governed by an elected Chief Executive, a 15-member County Council and an appointed Manager. The elected Controller, District Attorney, Sheriff, and Treasurer carry out the duties assigned to them by state law and the County Charter. View more reports and audits from Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner online at www.AlleghenyController.com

County Council

Elected Officials

President, Council At-Large John DeFazio Vice President, District 7 Nicholas Futules

County Executive Rich Fitzgerald County Controller Chelsa Wagner District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala, Jr. Sheriff William P. Mullen County Treasurer John K. Weinstein

Council At-Large Samuel DeMarco III Council District 1 Thomas Baker Council District 2 Cindy Kirk Council District 3 Anita Prizio Council District 4 Patrick Catena Council District 5 Sue Means Council District 6 John F. Palmiere

Council District 8 Dr. Charles Martoni Council District 9 Robert J. Macey Council District 10 DeWitt Walton Council District 11 Paul Klein Council District 12 Robert Palmosina Council District 13 Denise Ranalli Russell

Section Ten


About This Report Although this report is largely based on Allegheny County’s 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, this report is not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Only the financial data for the general government is included in this report and, therefore, all of the County’s discretely presented component units are excluded. Additionally, information is presented in a summarized manner and certain financial statements and note disclosures required by GAAP are omitted. A copy of this PAFR as well as the County’s audited 2017 CAFR, which is prepared in accordance with GAAP, is located on www.AlleghenyController.com “The Government Finance Office Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting to Allegheny County Pennsylvania for its Popular Annual Financial for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is a prestigious national award recognizing conformance with the highest standards for preparation of state and local government popular reports. In order to receive an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting, a government unit must publish a Popular Annual Financial Report, whose contents conform to program standards of creativity, presentation, understandability, and reader appeal. An Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting is valid for a period of one year only. We believe out current report continues to conform to the Popular Annual Financial Reporting requirements, and we are submitting it to GFOA.”

About BallotReady

About OpenGov

BallotReady is a Chicago-based startup whose founders are passionate about engaging citizens in civic life. The partnership with Controller Wagner marks the first time BallotReady has partnered with a local government “BallotReady Allegheny provides to provide their innovative service voters a ‘one-stop shop’ to find their to voters. polling location and view the offices and candidates on their ballot. “We believe that elected officials This is the type of innovation that matter – at all levels of government. government has lagged That’s why we’re behind in providing to so excited to be citizens,” Wagner said. partnering with an innovative official like BallotReady also allows Allegheny County voters to set a text or Controller Chelsa e-mail reminder to vote at Wagner to help their desired time on voters make a Election Day. plan and turn out to vote in every “While there election,” said are many reasons for voter apathy, one factor is that our Alex Niemczewski, co-founder and democratic process has not kept up CEO of BallotReady. with changes in the way we get information. BallotReady Allegheny “This initiative will make Allegheny puts the facts citizens need to be County a national example of how ready to cast their vote at their to better engage and inform voters fingertips,” Wagner said. through technology,” Wagner said.

In a significant step forward in our efforts toward greater government accountability and transparency, the Allegheny County Controller’s Office is pleased to present our OpenGov Web portal. OpenGov is an online financial transparency tool that dynamically presents the County’s revenues, expenses and other relevant statistical data. This data is frequently updated in order to provide the most recent and accurate information and can be presented in a variety of formats, from historical trends down to line item level detail.

Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner has partnered with the online startup BallotReady on a cutting-edge informational tool for Allegheny County voters.

BallotReady Allegheny can be accessed directly at AlleghenyController.com/BallotReady.

Visit our OpenGov site: AlleghenyCounty.OpenGov.com

Section Eleven


www.AlleghenyController.com AlleghenyController.OpenGov.com @AlleghenyContoller @AC_Controller

For More Information The County has launched an information portal, providing quick access to public information, data and forms in one place. The portal includes information from departments in Executive Branch along with the Treasurer, Sheriff, District Attorney and Courts. The portal can be found at InfoPortal.AlleghenyCounty.us. The one-stop shop provides information, department data, forms and other materials that are already available through the County’s website. New features include reports and data from the Medical Examiner’s Office and sales data from Real Estate. Additionally, there are quick links to community used information in the county including job listings, real estate and court records, restaurant inspection reports, elections information, budgets, maps, and forms.

Seniors

The Agency on Aging assists Allegheny County residents 60 years of age and older to live safe, healthy and, when possible, independent lives. 412-350-5460

In Need PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a free resource and information hub that connects people with community, health and disaster services in 11 counties through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service and website. 2-1-1

Veterans The Department of Veterans’ Services ensures that Allegheny County Veterans and/or widows and dependents receive those entitlements and benefits authorized by Federal, State, and local regulations. 412-621-4357

See fraud, waste, or abuse?

Report it.

412-350-4300

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