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Who can I call for help? 

To report a sinkhole potentially resulting from quarry pumping or activity, call the DEP District Mining Office that services your county.

Pottsville DMO (570) 621-3118

Serves the following counties:
  • Berks
  • Bucks
  • Carbon
  • Chester
  • Columbia
  • Dauphin
  • Delaware
  • Lancaster
  • Lackawanna
  • Lebanon
  • Lehigh
  • Luzerne
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Montour
  • Northampton
  • Northumberland
  • Philadelphia
  • Pike
  • Schuylkill
  • Susquehanna
  • Wayne
  • Wyoming
  • York

Moshannon DMO (814) 342-8200

Serves the following counties:
  • Bradford
  • Cameron
  • Centre
  • Clearfield
  • Clinton
  • Lycoming
  • Potter
  • Snyder
  • Sullivan
  • Tioga
  • Union

Cambria DMO (814) 472-1900

Serves the following counties:
  • Adams
  • Bedford
  • Blair
  • Cambria
  • Cumberland
  • Franklin
  • Fulton
  • Huntingdon
  • Indiana
  • Juniata
  • Mifflin
  • Perry
  • Somerset
To report a sinkhole related to any other DEP-regulated activity, call the Regional Office for your area.
An inventory of sinkholes in Pennsylvania is kept by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Bureau of Topographic and Geological Survey. To include your sinkhole information in the state inventory, please contact the Survey at (717) 702-2033.
Please be advised that DEP or DCNR personnel may investigate your sinkhole. A hydrogeologist or engineer may request access to your property and gather additional information. However, if a sinkhole is not the result of a DEP-regulated activity, the Department has no legal recourse to help the landowner do the repairs or recover costs associated with the sinkhole. There are currently no special organizations or funding to provide aid to those with a large repair bill. Department personnel will advise you to consult a geologic and/or engineering professional to assess the problem. Ultimately, landowners are responsible for sinkhole repairs on their property.
Members of DEP and DCNR gather regularly to discuss sinkhole issues. If you have a general question about sinkholes or are involved in an interesting project in the karst areas and would like to let us know about it, we would be glad to hear from you. Please contact us with any comments or suggestions: Sharon Hill, DEP Bureau of Mining and Reclamation, (717) 787-6842 or William Kochanov, DCNR Bureau of Topographic and Geological Survey, (717) 702-2033.