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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.



The Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (ACIDC) is a private, non-profit economic development agency that provides single-point-of-contact service for emerging or expanding business and industry. Owners of industrial parks and leasable facilities, the ACIDC works closely with government agencies and financial institutions to present prospective clients with a variety of resources necessary to facilitate expansion and relocation into any part of Armstrong County.

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



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 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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License and Permits


Dog Licenses
 All 2018 Dog Licenses expire on December 31, 2018.  We will begin selling 2019 licenses on December 1, 2018.
    • Due January 1 of each year
    • All dogs 3 months of age are required to have a dog license
    • Dogs must be licensed in the county they reside
    • Maximum fine for an unlicensed dog is $300
    • Keep the license pouch for your records
    • Duplicate licenses are available at the Treasurer's Office
    • If your dog is microchipped and you wish to purchase a lifetime dog license, you may       download a lifetime dog license application.

Note:  Permanent Identification Verification (PIV) Forms are also required.  Permanent Identification Verification (PIV) forms are available at the majority of veterinary practices.

    • For lifetime dog licenses the dog must be either microchipped or tattooed by a veterinarian.
    • Disability Affidavit forms are required to certify a person with a disability.
    • To submit an application complete the application, send it, along with payment and a self-      addressed, stamped envelope, to:
                Armstrong County Treasurer
                450 E. Market Street
                Suite 100
                Kittanning, PA 16201
Matt Patrick, Dog Law Warden
Phone: 724-525-6490
Dog License Agents
Dog licenses are sold from December 1st through September 30th of each year with an additional $0.50 charge through the following Dog License Agents:


Agent Name & Address Phone Contact Names Hours
Apollo Library
219 North Pennsylvania Ave
Apollo, PA 15613
724-478-4214 Connie Ruffner Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Freeport Library
428 Market Street
Freeport, PA 16229
724-295-3616 Michelle Hutchinson Monday – Tuesday: 10AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 10AM – 7PM
Thursday – Friday: 12PM - 5PM
Saturday: 10AM - 3PM
Shannock Hardware
634 Main Street
Rural Valley, PA 16249
724-783-7241 Tracy Wofford Monday – Thursday: 8AM – 6PM
Friday: 8AM - 7PM
Saturday: 8AM - 5PM


Fishing Licenses
    • Valid from January 1st to December 31st of each year
    • Senior Resident Lifetime Licensees must be 65 years of age during the year of issue
Sportsman's Pistol Permit
Valid for five years from issue date. Fee: $6.00 Applicant must:
    • Present valid hunting, fishing, furtaking license or permit relating to hunting dogs
    • Present another valid form of identification
    • Be 18 years of age or older
Boat Registrations
Applicants must present:
    • Completed and signed registration form Rev. 336
    • Old owner's registration card
    • Signed bill-of-sale or purchaser's signature Rev. 336
    • Title (if boat was titled before or in another state)
    • New boat (the applicant must apply for a title)
    • Affidavit of ownership form (if never registered or purchased at yard/garage sale)
    • Capacity plate information on boats less than 20 ft in length
    • Boat Registration Processing Fee: $10.00
Use (launch) Permits for unpowered boats only:
    • One-year permit $12.00
    • Two-year permit $22.00
    • Plus administration fee of a $1.00 per permit.
Please call ahead of time when planning to complete a boat transfer.