County Council

Allegheny County Council is the legislative branch of the county government, consisting of fifteen elected officials serving four-year terms. Thirteen Members are elected by district and two elected county-wide.

Powers and duties of the Council include:

  • Approving and amending legislation
  • Adopting balanced budgets each year
  • Permitting use of county property
  • Levying taxes and fees
  • Confirming or rejecting appointments for county agencies and authorities

For more information on the County Council, please refer to the Home Rule Charter.

Council Meetings

Allegheny County Council holds Regular Meetings for Council Members in-person twice monthly on Tuesdays at 5 pm at the Allegheny County Courthouse on 436 Grant Street, Pittsburgh.

2024 Meeting Schedule(PDF, 70KB)

Watch County Council Meetings

Attend Regular Meetings in person or watch via Livestream or YouTube.

How to Make Comments

  • In person. Council meetings are open to the public. Individuals wishing to speak must sign up at least 24 hours before the meeting and will receive three minutes to speak on any county-related matter.

  • Online. If you do not want to appear in person, use the online form to submit comments before the meeting. They will be sent to all Members of Council and included in the official meeting minutes for that meeting.

Request to speak or submit comments

Additional Resources

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