Monroe County PA Commissioner

Find Monroe County, Pennsylvania commissioners and boards of commissioners. Commissioners provide information on property taxes, real estate land records, lookups, and local government administration.

Monroe County Commissioner 5560 Municipal Drive Tobyhanna PA 18466 570-894-8566

About the Monroe County Commissioner

Monroe County Commissioners are the policy makers for Monroe County, PA, setting high-level goals and evaluating long-term outcomes. These responsibilities include adopting Monroe County budgets, approving taxation and financial decisions, adopting ordinances, and making land use decisions.

You may contact the Commissioner's Office for questions about:
  • Monroe County property, land, and real estate records
  • Local government budgets and taxes
  • Monroe County Board of Commissioners
  • Government Offices and Departments
  • Monroe County jobs and employment
Monroe County Public Records

The Monroe County Commissioner's Office may provide free public records upon request. These records include property assessments, taxes and rates, land use, zoning ordinances and regulations. Monroe County real estate records include property owner searches by name, address and parcel ID.

Local Government Management

Executive functions may be the responsibility of the Office of the Commissioners in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, with one Commissioner appointed or elected as the Chief Commissioner. In other cases, executive functions may be delegated to an appointed professional serving as a Monroe County Executive, Administrator, or a similar title.

Monroe County Department Heads

Monroe County Commissioners may also refer to a position that is responsible for a specific department or function. At the Pennsylvania State level, a Commissioner is usually a department head appointed by and reporting to the governor, such as Pennsylvania Commissioner of Transportation or Pennsylvania Commissioner of Revenue. Commissioners at the Monroe County and local level also serve as the head of a specific department or function, but they may be elected or appointed. Elected Commissioners often operate with a significant degree of independence and autonomy from the legislative body and chief executive official. Examples of Commissioners at the local level include Monroe County Sanitation Commissioner and Monroe County Police Commissioner. These are full-time, salaried positions.

Board of Commissioners

Commissioner may also refer to the members of boards or commissions with more narrowly defined roles and responsibilities than a legislative body. These Monroe County Commissioners include those who serve on elected boards and commissions, as well as those appointed by the legislative body. This category includes numerous Commissioner positions, many of which operate on a volunteer basis. Examples include Monroe County Zoning Commissioners, Monroe County Housing Commissioners, and Monroe County Parks Commissioners.