Penn Forest Township

Information and Resources for Penn Forest Township residents

Penn Forest Township Building


EFFECTIVE 3/5/19 Penn Forest Township Transfer Station will not be accepting Recycling.

AARP Tax-Aide 2/6/19 - 4/16/19 (Wednesday only) from 9am-12pm. Penn Forest Township Municipal building, side red door. Please be advised they follow the Jim Thorpe School District for school closing and cancel due to weather conditions. Also, check their website for additional locations.

If you are in need of tax information, please call the Tax Collector, Josiah Behrens, III at
(484) 464-5594 You may also request tax information by emailing Mr. Behrens at or TAX RECEIPTS by mailing him with a S.A.S.E. at:


*He is in the township office April 1st through December 31st.*

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018 a LATE FEE of $25.00 will be applied to all garbage accounts.

EFFECTIVE 4/19/18 - The Transfer Station will NOT be accepting any glass material for recycling.

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

Planning Commission - 4th Monday of each month 6:30 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


Warren Reiner - Roadmaster
Roger L. Meckes - Asst. Roadmaster
Judith Knappenberger - Supervisor
Scott Lignore - Supervisor
Tom Cross - Supervisor

Office Staff

Dana Vitale - Secretary
Tammy McMahon - Treasurer
Heather Saba - Administrative Assistant
Julie Rossi - Administrative Assistant

Transfer Station / Road Maintenance Sherry Knappenberger
Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Corey Ligenza

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

Township Office Holidays

New Year's Day Tuesday 1/1/19
President's Day Monday 2/18/19
Memorial Day Monday 5/27/19
July 4TH Thursday 7/4/19
Labor Day Monday 9/2/19
Columbus Day Monday 10/14/19
Thanksgiving Thursday 11/28/19
Thanksgiving Friday 11/29/19
Christmas Wednesday 12/25/19