Tuesday, October 06, 2015

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Flood Ready Flood Warning Website

The FloodReady Website is a network of stream gauges across Lycoming County which helps residents track the water levels in our creeks and river, current rain fall information, and history of flooding at various gauges.  This site gives near real time readings and helps residents prepare in the event of flooding.


Please share this VERY SERIOUS SCAM information with friends, neighbors and family: On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Office of the Sheriff began receiving calls from residents of the County who were receiving phone calls (at home, at work, and on personal cell phones) from a male caller who had the following message for targeted residents: “I am from the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Warrant Division and a warrant has been issued for your ARREST because you have failed to report for Grand Jury.” He further stated that if the targeted resident paid a certain amount of “fine,” the warrant will go away. The caller has required as much as $ 1,500 from these residents. He is indicating his name is either Sergeant or Lieutenant Joshua Reed. Some residents have given this perpetrator their PayPal account number or personal credit card number to pay the amount ordered by the male caller. This caller has provided phone numbers and personal home address information to our residents when he calls them. A female is sometimes answering the phone when our residents are calling back because a phone number is left by the male caller. This information and caller is clearly a scam. Before you give anyone your personal information, always call the agency the callers purport to be. In this case, please call the Office of Lycoming County Sheriff at 570.327.2280 or the Lycoming County Court Administration at 570. 327.2330.


Below is a summary of how to safeguard you from becoming the victim of any SCAM:


1.      Under no circumstances should a resident provide any personal information by phone when receiving calls from an unknown source.

2.      Never provide credit card information to anyone whom the resident does not personally know or with whom a resident has not initiated a call.

3.      Be sure to note any telephone number of the caller that is indicated on the resident’s telephone system.

4.      Document the conversation with the suspect making the call.

5.      Disconnect without providing any information to the caller.

6.      Call the office of the Lycoming County Sheriff at 570.327.2280 if a resident has any concerns that he or she may be a wanted person or to inquire if the Office of the Sheriff has any reason to make contact with you.  Please note: the Office of the Sheriff does not conduct business in this manner by telephone.

7.      Any residents who have already received any calls similar to these described are requested to call the Office of Lycoming County Sheriff to report the calls.  

8.      Criminals who are questioned by you typically will become very uncooperative.

9.      Criminals are able to access much of our personal information simply with use of personal computers and Web sites that have our personal information such as white pages and social media sites.


These series of scam attempts are currently being criminally investigated by the Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, Detectives from the Office of Lycoming County District Attorney, the Williamsport Bureau of Police Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Please share this information with friends, relatives and neighbors in an effort to prevent them from becoming a victim.


Lycoming County map gallery containing all public maps including the Parcel viewer, preliminary flood maps, voting locations and recycling drop-off.  Check back often to see any new maps placed into the gallery.


Online real estate tax payments

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Hazard Mitigation Opportunity Form

click here

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC)

Preliminary Flood Rate Maps now available

Lycoming County Parcel Viewer click here

Official Current Effective FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) which have been effective since 2004.

Lycoming County Preliminary Changes Since Last FIRM click here

Preliminary Flood Maps generated as part of the Risk MAP project, and scheduled to become effective November 2015.

Tutorial and instructions on use click here

For more information on the Risk MAP process please click here





Dog Wardens will be canvassing the Lycoming County area for Dog License compliance during the upcoming weeks.  Dog licenses are available at the treasurer's office at 33 West Third Street, or online at www.lyco.org by clicking on the "Top 10 Links" on the left, then "Buy a Dog License". Applications can be printed from the website and mailed with payment to 48 West Third Street or taken to the SPCA. State law requires that all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1st of each year. The maximum fine per violation of the licensing requirement is $300.00. Yearly licensing fee is $8.50 or $6;50 for each spayed or neutered dog. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $6.50 or $4.50 for each spayed and neutered dog. 


Attention PA Anglers!

Save Our Susquehanna (S.O.S) fishing license buttons can be purchased online through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Outdoor Shop and at all of the issuing agents located throughout Pennsylvania, including the Lycoming County Treasurers Office.

The PFBC released the SOS Button to raise funds to help the Susquehanna River and small mouth bass fishery.  Profits contribute to funding projects to reduce known sources of pollution in critical areas where diseased bass have been found in the Susquehanna River.

The cost is $10.00 to anglers who possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license that enables them to fish for the entire year.

The link below is to the Fish and Boat Commission with more information and a picture of the button:   http//www.fish.state.pa.us/news2015pr/sos-bass.htm   



On Monday, August 24th antlerless deer licenses in Wildlife Management Units(WMU) 2B, 5C & 5D only will be available for over-the-counter purchase in the Treasurer’s Office, 33 West Third Street, Williamsport PA, .  All other WMU’s are sold out except for 2A, which can be purchased by mail-in. A map of the WMUs can be accessed here.  The cost for these licenses is $6.70 for residents and $26.70 for non-residents.


Medication Drop-Off Locations

Turn in your unused or expired medications at these locations: Drug Take Back Permanent Locations Spring 2015 Springversion.pdf




One-for-All Single-Stream Recycling

Want to know how you can recycle more items more easily? Check out this One-for-All Single-Stream Recycling website HERE where you can read about our new program! Whether you’re a resident or business owner, find out how this program can benefit you.


Take a Journey with Us!

Lycoming County has been engaged in Brownfields Revitalization for over 100 years. We are continually “renewing and repurposing” our communities. You’re invited to see our Brownfields Scroll. We’ve come a long way, but the road ahead can be even more exciting!

Brownfields Revitalization



Flood Insurance Information 



Last Updated: 8/24/2015 10:18 AM
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