York County Board of Commissioners

The office of the County Commissioners is the legislative and executive arm of the York County Government. The main responsibility of the Office is to administrate county government under the Third Class County Code and act as the local government policy-making board.

All Commonwealth recognized political parties are eligible to nominate two candidates at a Primary Election held every four years. At the General Election in November, the three nominees receiving the highest vote total are selected by the electorate to serve a four-year term commencing the first Monday of the New Year following their election.

The three Commissioners comprise the County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Commission and along with County Controller make up the basic Salary Board. They also serve as members of the Depository Board, Retirement Board, Prison Board of Inspectors and the Youth Development Board of Managers.

The Board of Commissioners is responsible for administration of all fiscal affairs, managing County owned buildings, keeping records of all proceedings and for supervising purchases. The Commissioners name all department heads, as well as most members of the various boards, authorities and committees.