Sheriff's Office/Jail

McKean County Jail
17013 Route 6
Smethport, PA 16749

McKean County Sheriff 
Sheriff - Dan Woods
Toll Free - 1-888-836-1950     
Phone - 814-887-3454
Fax - 814-887-5753
Email - Click here     
McKean County Jail
Phone - 814-887-2333
Fax - 814-887-3369
Email - Click here 

Effective Tuesday September 6, 2022, the McKean County Jail will resume normal weekly in person visitation.  The 2 free video visits per week will be cancelled.  Family and friends can still continue to have paid video visits by going to to create an account and schedule a time. 

*The Sheriff's office will be open for Pistol Permits on Saturday May 4th from 8:00 AM until noon.*
*The Sheriff's office will be open for Pistol Permits on Saturday June 1st from 8:00 AM until noon.*


The Sheriff and the department employees execute court-issued writs, orders and decrees concerning lands and tenements and personal property. Other duties include mortgage foreclosures, serving of warrants, serving of domestic violence protection orders, handling of complaints and prison transports. This office provides security at the County Courthouse for all criminal court trials.


The McKean County Sheriff's Office strives to serve the county residents in all aspects of conserving the peace, working cooperatively with all county government departments and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in this endeavor.