The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has announced that many residents in neighboring Armstrong, Clarion, and Venango Counties will be getting a new area code.
Area code 582 has been designated as the new overlay code for much of central and northwest Pennsylvania which currently uses the 814 area code.
This 582 area code will be assigned to new telephone numbers once the available supply of numbers in the 814 area code is exhausted. The 814 area code was established in 1947 as one of Pennsylvania’s four original area codes.
Residents in those areas will eventually need to switch to 10 digit dialing in which the area code is required for all calls. This will voluntarily begin in October before being required for all calls starting in April of 2021.