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The mission of the Commissioners' Office of Public Information is to create and maintain effective lines of communication between the government of Bucks County, its employees, and the public it serves. 

PressConferencePIDepartment Overview:
Based in Doylestown, the Office of Public Information strives to promote awareness and understanding of the County of Bucks by providing clear, timely and accurate information about its policies, programs and other activities to county residents, employees and visitors. The office's main functions include:

  • Employee communications
  • Community relations
  • Special projects & events
  • Media relations
  • Crisis communications
  • Public information

Public Information interacts with members of the media, generates press releases, arranges commissioners' public meetings, press conferences, ceremonies and special events, responds to questions from the citizenry, publishes internal and external newsletters, and maintains the county's official website, www.buckscounty.org. Proclamations, letters of commendation and Eagle Scout citations awarded by the Bucks County Commissioners are prepared in this office, as well.

Another area of responsibility is office management at the county's two government service centers (GSCs) – one located in Upper Bucks (Quakertown) and the other in Lower Bucks (Levittown). These offices provide services such as passports, dog, hunting and fishing licenses, voter registration and others.

Anyone interested in a tour of the Bucks County Justice Center or Administration Building can make arrangements by following this link. Points of interest include the Register of Wills  (Administration Building), courtrooms, Sheriff’s office  (Justice Center) and others. Tours can be tailored to various age groups and interests. A minimum of one month notice is suggested. Please note: As we refurbish the Administration Building, tours will be on hold until further notice. Keep checking back for more information. Any Justice Center tour would be through special request through the Courts.

Beginning in 2009, Right to Know requests should be directed to the county’s Open Records Officer. Click here for more information.   


Commissioners' Office of Public Information Staff:

Larry R. King, Director
Juliet E. Kelchner, Deputy Director/Website Administrator
Vickie J. Tasher, Public Information Coordinator/UBGSC Coordinator
Stacey N. Hiett, Administrative Assistant 
Jennifer L. Sommers, Lower Bucks GSC Coordinator

Commissioners' Office of Public Information
Larry R. King, Director

Juliet Kelchner, Deputy Director/Web Administrator
Bucks County Courthouse 
5th floor - Administration Building 
55 East Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6415 
Email: publicinformation@buckscounty.org
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Upper Bucks Government Services Center 
261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951 
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Please go to the UBGSC page for more information on hours for specific services. 

Lower Bucks Government Services Center 
7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055 
Phone: 267-580-3500
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Please go to the LBGSC page for more information on hours for specific services.