Penn Forest Township

Information and Resources for Penn Forest Township residents

Penn Forest Township Building


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

The DRAFT copy of the Penn Forest Township Zoning Amendment is under Township Documents

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT There will be a Meeting of the Penn Forest Township Zoning Hearing Board Monday December 17, 2018 6PM at the Penn Forest Township Municipal Building 2010 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

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
Building/Zoning 570-325-2760
Fax: 570-325-8230
E-mail :
Office Hrs: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Township Office Holidays

New Year's Day Monday 1/1/18
President's Day Monday 2/19/18
Memorial Day Monday 5/28/18
July 4TH Wednesday 7/4/18
Labor Day Monday 9/3/18
Columbus Day Monday 10/8/18
Thanksgiving Thursday 11/22/18
Thanksgiving Friday 11/23/18
Christmas Tuesday 12/25/18