Penn Forest Township

Information and resources for Penn Forest Township residents

Penn Forest Township Building

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 than meeting will be held on first Tuesday of the Month).

Zoning Board - 1st Thursday of each month 7:00 pm - Check with Zoning Officer prior to meeting

Planning Commission - 4th Monday of each month 6:00 p.m. Basement of The PFT Municipal Building

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


Electronic Recycling Event July 2017 - Download Flyer

EFFECTIVE AUGUST - 1, 2016 a late fee of $25 will be applied to all garbage accounts.

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - The Transfer Station will be accepting all glass material for recycling.

Recycling Notice - In order to help our environment, Penn Forest Township still embraces a recycling program. Click here for more information.

NOTICE REGARDING TESTING VERIFICATION & PERMIT RENEWALS - Approved sewage permits are valid for three years. However, some permits have been extended by executive order of Pennsylvania Governors (PA Act 46 of 2010 and PA Act 87 of 2012). If your permit was issued between (Read More...)

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

Christine Fazio - Vice-Chairman

Judith Knappenberger - Supervisor

Scott Lignore - Supervisor

Office Staff

Dana Vitale - Secretary

Tammy McMahon - Treasurer

Heather Saba - Administrative Assistant

Transfer station / Other staff

Keith Knappenberger

Sherry Knappenberger

Smokey Beers

Shannon Meckes

Colton Gibiser

Ricky Ahner

Contact Information

2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768
Fax: 570-325-8230
E-mail :
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM