Penn Forest Township

Information and Resources for Penn Forest Township residents

Penn Forest Township Building


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 July 16, 2018 6 PM at Penn Forest Township Volunteer Fire Company No.1, 1387 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY 7/21/18 **Penn Forest Residents Only** See Flyer in Transfer Station Information

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018 a late fee of $25 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 6:00 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

Transfer station / Road Maintenance

Keith Knappenberger

Sherry Knappenberger

Shannon Meckes

Ricky Ahner

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