Penn Forest Township

Information and Resources for Penn Forest Township residents

Penn Forest Township Building


AARP Tax-Aide 2/6/19 - 4/16/19 (Wednesday only) from 9am-12pm. Penn Forest Township Municipal building, side red door.

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

Keith Knappenberger
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

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