Penn Forest Township

Public Notices

Hatchery Bridge Replacement Project: Notice of Road Closure and Detour.

Please use the below link for all online permitting

The Transfer Station is now CLOSED for all listed holidays.

Credit Card Payments Made in Office or via Telephone

Penn Forest Township offers the convenience of accepting MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Visa credit cards for all applications and garbage invoices. The payment processing company charges a service fee of $3.00 minimum up to $100.00 or 2.65% there after, to cardholders who use this service. Just stop by our office or give us a call at 570-325-2768 or 570-325-2769 to use your MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express or Visa.

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When: August 5, 2024, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

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Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PC Meeting:

When: The 4th Monday of every month (if needed)

ZHB Meeting

When: February 29, 2024 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

Transfer Station: Electronics Recycling Date for Penn Forest Township is July 27, 2024 9a.m.-1:00p.m. or until trucks are full.

EFFECTIVE January 1, 2024 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 –

Scott Lignore – Supervisor   
Patrick Holland –

Asst. Roadmaster/Supervisor
James Denier – Supervisor

Office Staff

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

Cheyenne Calvo Roberts-Administrative Assistant
Greg Loftus- Zoning/Code Enforcement

Joshua Kase-Zoning/Code Enforcement

Transfer Station & Road Maintenance

Shannon Meckes
Ricky Ahner
Jerry Enck

Ronald Nametko

Richard Beers
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 Hours Mon-Fri 8AM to 4PM

Building & Zoning: 570-325-2760
Zoning Mon, Wed & Fri 8-11 AM

Building Tue & Thurs 8-11AM
Transfer Station 570-325-3016


2024 Township Holidays

New Year’s Day – Mon 1/1/24
President’s Day – Mon 2/19/24
Memorial Day – Mon 5/27/24
Independence Day – Thurs 7/4/24
Labor Day – Mon 9/2/24
Columbus Day -Mon 10/14/24
Veterans Day- Mon 11/11/24
Thanksgiving Day -Thurs 11/28/24

After Thanksgiving – Fri 11/29/24

Christmas Eve -Tues 12/24/24 Christmas Day -Wed 12/25/24