COVID-19 UPDATE   -     MARCH 21, 2021

Lehighton Borough Hall will open to the public on Monday, March 29th  for regular office hours.  Face coverings must be worn by the public in Borough Hall at all times. Social distancing must be followed by visitors.  Only one customer allowed in the utility office at a time.

Customers can continue to utilize the drop box and online payment options for the utility bills.

We are available by telephone:

Administration (610) 377-4002

Utility Billing Office (610) 377-4004

Lehighton Borough Garbage/Recycling Collection Announcement

Starting January 10, 2020, the new garbage contract with Tamaqua Transfer will go into effect.

There are some announcements to help during the transition:

Tamaqua Transfer will start distributing new garbage toters during the week of December 28th. They will begin distribution on the west side of town and continue over a two-to-three-week period. Each household will receive a 95-gallon toter unless a smaller container is requested. Please contact the Borough Office at (610)377-4002 ext. 211 or email to request a smaller container.

County Waste will collect their garbage toters on their last pick up on January 8, 2021. Any missed toters will be picked up on January 9, 2021.

Garbage and recycling pick up will be on Tuesday. Please put toters out on Monday night for Tuesday pick up as the hauler starts at 3:00am.If you do not receive a toter by the time the Tamaqua Transfer starts, garbage bags can be placed out for collection.

The recycling toters have been provided by the Borough and they will not be exchanged. There will be NO Tire Recycling event with this contract.

Each household will only be allowed to put out one toter of garbage under the new contract. One bulk item per week is allowed. No construction material of any kind will be accepted.

Please understand the transition will take time and we will do our best to update our website and Facebook as soon as new information becomes available.

Tamaqua Transfer can be reached at (570) 668-4515 or (866) 337-1007 to report any garbage/recycling misses starting on January 12, 2021. A holiday pick-up calendar will be distributed in the near future

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

Council Meeting Notice:

The November minutes can be found at the link below:

November 2, 2020


From the Borough: Leaf Collection is over. Residents can now bag the leaves and put them out for the garbage.

The Borough of Lehighton is situated upon the western bank of the Lehigh River, in southern Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  Originally settled by the German Moravian Brothers as Gnaden Huetten (Cabins of Grace), the Lehigh River provided easy transportation for the early settlers and, indeed, throughout much of the early life of the current Borough.  The Lehigh River, with its source of water power, encouraged the development of many early industries, including: Silk and lace mills, a Meat-packing house, a Shirt factory, Automatic-press works, Railroad car shops, Stoneworks, and Foundr9ies.

Throughout much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the railroad made it easy for businessmen to get their products to major markets.  For many years, the Lehigh Valley Railroad had a major repair facility in Lehighton.  The Lehigh Valley Railroad was the major employer in the area for several decades, employing several thousand workers at the repair facilities or operating and maintaining the railroad.

As is true of many of our nation's smaller towns, the coming of the "Mall" deflated the local economy, and resulted in many smaller stores closing.  The attraction of suburban living also encouraged many former Borough residents to re-locate.

Today, the Borough of Lehighton stands at an exciting cross-road in its future. A group of local business men and women, along with a some interested residents have gotten together to try and revitalize the borough’s downtown business district. The group is working on different projects to get the community involved in their town by hosting various community events.They are also holding other events to raise funds for the redevelopment and rebirth of the town. Please, become involved and become active! You may visit the Lehighton Downtown Initiative on their Facebook page

Welcome to the Borough!!  We welcome you as visitors, as business owners, and as residents.  Please do not hesitate to contact for further information concerning our fair Borough.


Borough Hall
1 Constitution Avenue
Lehighton, PA 18235

(610) 377.4002

Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Police Number
(610) 377-4003


Crossing Guards

    The Borough of Lehighton
    is accepting applications for
    for the position of Crossing
    Guards and Substitutes.
    Applications will be accepted
    at the Lehighton Police
    124 South Third St.
    Lehighton, PA 18235
    Applicants are required
    to provide PA Criminal
    Background Check and Child
    Abuse Clearance forms.
    Contact (610)377-4003 with
    questions regarding the position.

2021 Pool Flyer
The 2021 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page

2021 Pool Season
For information on the 2021
    Baer Memorial Swimming Pool
    Season. Please visit
    our Recreation page

Local Tax / EIT Forms
    These forms can be found on
    Berkheimer Tax Administrator .

    Lehighton Borough Residents:
    PSD Code is 130203.

    Berheimer EIT Form (.pdf)