Penn Forest Township

Information and Resources for Penn Forest Township residents

Penn Forest Township Building



Starting 2/5/2020 through 4/15/2020 every WEDNESDAY 9A-12P AARP Foundation Tax-Aide offers free, individualized tax preparation for low-to moderate-income taxpayers - especially those 50 and older in the Lower Level of the Municipal Building.

EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 11, 2019 Recycling has resumed at the Transfer Station

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 a LATE FEE of $25.00 will be applied to all garbage accounts.

LOST-AND-FOUND If you lost something, come in and check with the township office we may have found it!

Meeting Schedule

Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors Meeting - 1st Monday of each month 7:00 pm (Except if 1st Monday is a Legal Holiday then meeting will be held on Tuesday).

Zoning Board - 1st Thursday of each month 7:00 pm; scheduled as needed

Park & Recreation Meeting - 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 pm; at the Penn Forest Township Recreational Park Concession Stand

Planning Commission - 4th Monday of each month 6:00 pm Basement of The PFT Municipal Building; scheduled as needed.(Except if 4th Monday is a Legal Holiday then meeting will be held on Tuesday)

Emergency Services

Penn Forest Township residents have access to 9-1-1 emergency services. Dial 911 in an emergency, but only in an emergency. If you need assistance but do not have an emergency, call:

Fern Ridge State Police 570-646-2271 (non-emergency number)

Lehighton State Police 610-377-4270 (non-emergency number)

Lehighton Ambulance-Penn Forest location 570-325-8184

If you live in a development, contact your development managenent or Property Owner's Association for the property security procedures in case of an emergency.

BEFORE burning Call the Communication Center 570-325-9111

The PA turnpike exchange construction is completed and available to EZ Pass tag holders ONLY.

Supervisors and Staff


Tom Cross - Chairman
Christian Bartulovich - Vice Chairman
Roger L Meckes - Roadmaster/Supervisor
Scott Lignore - Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor
Judith Knappenberger - Supervisor

Office Staff

Dana Vitale - Secretary
Heather Saba - Administrative Assistant
Julie Rossi - Administrative Assistant

Transfer Station / Road Maintenance
Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Uwe Pohle
Jerry Enck
Paul Gallagher Saba
Robert Sloss

Contact Information

2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768 or 570-325-2769
Office Hrs: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Fax: 570-325-8230
E-mail :
Building/Zoning 570-325-2760
Office Hrs: Zoning M,W,F 1-4PM
Building T,TH 8-11AM
Transfer Station: 570-325-3016

2020 Township Office Holidays

New Year's Day - Wednesday - 1/1/20
President's Day- Monday- 2/17/20
Memorial Day - Monday -5/25/20
July 4TH - Friday -7/3/20
Labor Day - Monday -9/7/20
Columbus Day - Monday -10/12/20
Thanksgiving - Thursday -11/26/20
Thanksgiving - Friday - 11/27/20
Christmas Eve - Thursday - 12/24/20
Christmas - Friday -12/25/20