Mercer County Treasurer's Office
Virginia S. Richardson
County Treasurer
About the Treasurer's Office

Information and Services

The Mercer County Treasurer is elected to a four-year term and serves as custodian of all county funds. The Treasurer records and deposits all monies due to and received by the County. These monies consist of payments of county taxes, county fees, as well as State and Federal grants. A receipt must be issued and provided to the departments and the Controller's Office for all monies received by the County. 

The County Treasurer is responsible for investing County funds in short or intermediate term investments until such funds are needed for disbursement.

Mercer County has over 100 different bank accounts, these accounts are balanced on a daily basis and reconciled monthly by the Treasurer's Office.

The Treasurer is an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is responsible for the sale and issuance of different licenses and permits: As of October 1, 2000, the Treasurer was assigned the authority and responsibility to collect the Mercer County Hotel Excise Tax. This tax is levied on the patrons of hotels, motels, inns, guest houses and bed & breakfast establishments in Mercer County and will benefit the Mercer County Conventions and Visitors Bureau to promote the tourism industry in Mercer County.

Treasurer's Staff

"My staff and I are dedicated to serving the residents of Mercer County in a professional and friendly manner. The public is welcome in the Treasurer's Office any time." - Virginia Richardson
Name
Job
Karen Madden
Deputy Treasurer
Accounting & Banking Duties
Katie Carbo
Second Deputy Treasurer
Commonwealth Laws, Rules & Regulations
Diane McCullough
Real Estate & Per Capita Tax Accounting
Karen Philson Selling & Record Keeping of All Commonwealth Licenses
Vicki Berger Selling & Record Keeping of All Commonwealth Licenses