Lehighton Borough Police Department is now hiring!

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Fireworks Law in Pennsylvania

The Borough of Lehighton would like to remind all residents of the FIREWORKS LAW IN PENNSYLVANIA.

At this time, the Lehighton Borough Police Department will be enforcing the PA State Law, however, Lehighton Borough Council will be addressing, at upcoming Council Meetings, possible changes to our local ordinances to more clearly define fireworks laws within our municipality.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE   -     June 15, 2020

Lehighton Borough Hall will open to the public on Monday, June 22nd 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

Council Meeting Notice:


The June 1st minutes can be found at the link below:

Download and view June 1, 2020 Minutes



 

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 secretary@lehightonborough.com 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

Non-Emergency
Police Number
(610) 377-4003

News

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
    Department.    
    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.

2020 Pool Flyer
   
The 2020 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page

2020 Pool Season
   
For information on the 2020
    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)