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 6:30 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.

BEFORE burning Call the Communication Center 570-325-9111


Electronic Recycling Event July 2017 - Download Flyer

EFFECTIVE AUGUST - 1, 2017 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.

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

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

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