County Commissioners



The legislative and executive arm of the Montgomery County government is the three­ member Board of Commissioners. Elected at ­large for four­ year terms, the three choose one of their members to be chairman. Provisions are made for minority party representation as the electorate votes for two from the four candidates seeking the three positions. If a vacancy occurs, the county judges appoint a replacement.

The commissioners name all department heads, as well as most members of the various boards, authorities, and committees. In addition, the commissioners appoint all county employees and, sitting as the Salary Board with the Controller, establish salaries of all employees.

The management of county property and all phases of financial administration, except final audit, also rests with the commissioners. They are responsible for the preparation, adoption and execution of the annual budget, as well as for the taxing of all property, both real and personal, for county purposes. They have jurisdiction over County ­maintained roads and bridges and supervision of the Court House and other county ­operated facilities, such as the Youth Center in West Norriton Township. 


  • 10 a.m.
  • Typically, meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month
  • Location: One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor Board Room, Norristown, PA 19404

Public Comment

Public comment will be accepted by mail, email, in-person, and virtually via Zoom. Please read the rules for public comment here.

  • By Email: 
  • By Mail: Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, P.O. Box 311, Norristown, PA 19404
  • Virtual: Residents may login during the meeting to provide comment virtually through Zoom. Click here to register.
  • In person: One Montgomery Plaza, 425 Swede Street, 8th Floor Board Room, Norristown, PA 19404

Agendas, Minutes & Video Recordings 

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
Most Recent Agenda | View All Agendas & Videos

Recordings of Board of Commissioners Meetings from 2021 through the present can be found on a dedicated Youtube playlist. Earlier meeting recordings can be found:

- 2020 Board of Commissioners Meetings

- 2019 Board of Commissioners Meetings

Live Stream 

All Board of Commissioners Meetings will be streamed live on this page. Meetings are also streamed live on the Montgomery County Facebook page, Twitter account and County's YouTube channel.

Meeting Video Note 

Montgomery County reserves the right to edit the posted version of meeting videos to ensure all comments are germane to Montgomery County business or otherwise comply with the requirements of the  Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 701-716, as determined by the County Solicitor.

Welcome Message

This website is designed to be your gateway to information and resources available to residents, business owners, employees, and visitors to Montgomery County, Pa—one of the most diverse, historic, and economically vibrant counties in America. 

As the third largest county in Pennsylvania, Montgomery County is home to more than 820,000 residents. There are scores of major employers and industries that have chosen Montgomery County to locate and expand. Within our 487 square miles, we have award-winning trails and parks, including Valley Forge National Historic Park. There are also countless locations to shop, take in a show, or enjoy a wide range of food.

County officials and employees take pride in serving the people who call Montgomery County home, build a business here or come for a visit. The services provided by our employees cover social needs, business development, employee training, recreational opportunities, public safety, courts, roads, and bridges. 

Whether you are a lifelong resident, a first time visitor, or entrepreneur, welcome to Montgomery County. We hope our website helps you make the best of your time here.

If you are a County employee or member of the public who would like to have a Montgomery County Proclamation to recognize a special day or event, please fill out the Commissioners' Office Proclamation and Ceremonial Document Request Form.

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