Penn Forest Township

Public Notices

Jan 25, 2023The Penn Forest Township municipal building will be closing at 1pm due to inclement weather. Staff will be operating remotely, phone calls and emails addressed.

BOS Reorganizational & Regular Meeting

When: January 3, 2022, 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email regarding how to join the meeting

PC Meeting

When: January 23, 2023 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Register in advance for this meeting:

ZHB Meeting

When: November 22, 2022 6:30 PM Eastern Time

Meeting Schedule

Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors – 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm (Except if 1st Monday is a Legal Holiday then meeting will be held on Tuesday).

Zoning Hearing Board – 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm; scheduled as needed.

Parks & Recreation Committee – 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Planning Commission – 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 pm as needed.

Electronics Recycling Date for Penn Forest Township Transfer Station 2022 is November 19th

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023 a LATE FEE of $25.00 will be applied to all garbage accounts.

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) for all residents above Unionville Rd.

Lehighton State Police 610-681-1850 (non-emergency number) for all residents below Unionville Rd.

Lehighton Ambulance-Penn Forest location 570-325-8184

BEFORE burning Call the Communication Center at 570-325-9111

If you live in a development, contact your development management or Property Owner’s Association for the property security procedures in case of an emergency.

The Penn Forest Township Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is located under the Resources tab.

The PA turnpike exchange construction is completed and available to EZ Pass tag holders ONLY.

BOS Supervisors and Staff


Roger L Meckes – Chairman/Roadmaster
Christian Bartulovich –Vice-Chairman
Scott Lignore – Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor   
Patrick Holland – Supervisor
James Denier – Supervisor

Office Staff

Dana Vitale- Secretary
Laura Matz- Treasurer
Heather Saba- Administrative Assistant
Julie Rossi- Administrative Assistant

Transfer Station & Road Maintenance


Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Jerry Enck
Ronald Nametko
Donald Fisher
Jay York- Working Foreman


Contact Information

2010 State Route 903 Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Phone: 570-325-2768 or 570-325-2769 Fax: 570-325-8230
Office Hrs:Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Building & Zoning:570-325-2760
Office Hrs:Zoning Mon,Wed & Fri 1-4PM
Building Tue & Thur 8-11AM
Transfer Station 570-325-3016


2023 Township Office Holidays

New Year’s Day -Mon  1/1/23
President’s Day – Mon 2/20/23
Memorial Day – Mon 5/29/23
July 4TH – Tue 7/4/23
Labor Day – Mon 9/4/23
Columbus Day -Mon 10/9/23
Thanksgiving  Eve – Wed 11/24/23
Thanksgiving Day -Thurs 11/25/23
Christmas Eve -Fri 12/22/23
Christmas Day – Mon 12/25/23