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 Foundries.

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


Holiday Events
       Around Lehighton

    Friday, December 1, 2017
    Lehighton Park Tree Decorating
    10:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M.
    Saturday, December 2, 2017
    Breakfast with Santa Claus
    10:00 A.M.
    Lehighton Park Tree Decorating
    10:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M.
    Sunday, December 3, 2017
    Lehighton Park Tree Decorating
    10:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M.    
    Lehighton Park Tree Lighting
    6:00 P.M.
    Zion UCC Ecumenical Cantata
    7:30 P.M.
    Friday, December 8, 2017
    Dylan & Gavin's Rainbow
    Ministry Basket Raffle
    at Zion UCC
    6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
    Dylan & Gavin's Rainbow
    Ministry Basket Raffle
    at Zion UCC
    8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
    Dylan & Gavin's Snowflake
    5K - 1 M Walk
    at Zion UCC
    9:00 A.M.
    St. Peter's Music
    and Craft Fair
    Weissport, PA
    9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
    Sunday, December 10, 2017
    Homemade Holiday Craft Fair
    Mahoning Ambulance
    10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
    Lehighton Band Concert
    7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
    Friday, December 15, 2017
    LDI presents
    Christmas with Santa
    Pic. Houser Bld.
    6:30 P.M.
    Sunday, December 17, 2017
    Lehighton Borough Caroling
    6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Crossing Guards

    Lehighton Borough Police
    Department is currently
    looking for individuals
    who want to help as
    school crossing gaurds.

    For more information,
    please contact the police secretary
    at 610-377-4003.

Request for Proposals

Traffic Engineering Services

     The Borough of Lehighton
     invites interested engineering
     firms and individuals with
     municipal engineering experience
     to submit written proposals
     for services to study traffic flow,
     complete analysis and make
     recommendations for traffic,
     safety, and pedestrian
     improvements on Sergeant
     Stanly Hoffman Boulevard,
     Lehigh Drive and Main Lane.


Online Utility Billing

     Effective July 17th, the
     Utility Billing Office will
     be accepting online payments.
     Please click here for
     for more information.

2018 Lehighton Fireworks

     Lehighton, PA has held a
     Fireworks Display the past
     two years over the 4th of
     July weekends. The displays
     have received amazing reviews,
     and it is the hope of the
     Lehighton Borough Parks &
     Recreation Board to present
     a 3rd Annual Lehighton
     Fireworks Display in 2018.
     Donate Now!

Notable Events
     Happening in Lehighton

     Adopt a Lehighton Park
     Holiday Tree

     We are looking for local,
     businesses, organizations, groups
     or families to adopt a holiday
     tree in the Lehighton Park.
     During the weekend, the
     adopting groups will be
     and decorate their trees.
     and drink vendors along with
     Christmas music played through
     speakers, the spirit of the
     season will be stronger than
     ever in the center of town.
     A tree lighting ceremony
     will take place at the end
     of the weekend, and then all
     trees will be illuminated
     throughout the month
     of December.

     Download the flyer

     Famers Market

     Saturdays from 9:00 A.M. to
     1:00 P.M. thru October 7th
     Lower Park - Sponsored by LDI


     Free Movie Night
     In the park at Amphitheater
     - Friday, August 18, 2017
     - Friday, September 15, 2017
     All movies start at dusk

Yard Waste Program
     Temporary Stopped

     The Yard Waste Recycle Program
     is temporarily stopped due to an
     insect causing problems. When
     the recycling center we use
     reopens we will update the
     website to let you know we
     are again accepting yard waste.
     Until then you can follow the
     garbage ordinance as to how
     you can put yard waste our
     for pick up.

    Dropping off Used COOKING
    \ MOTOR OIL is No longer
    accepted at the Public Works

    NEVER drop off containers of
    cannot dispose of them.

2018 Pool Flyer
The 2018 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page

Download the 2017
      Garbage Calendar:      (2017GarbageCalendar.pdf)

Download the 2016
      Garbage Ordinance:      (2016GarbageCalendar.pdf)

Vacant Seats
    There is a vacant seat on
    the Parks an Recreation Board,
    and Lehigh Canal Commission.

    To be considered for these
    vacancies, you MUST be a
    resident of Lehighton Borough

    Letters of interest can be
    submitted in the Borough
    Secretary's office.

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

    Lehighton Borough Residents:
    PSD Code is 130203.

    Berheimer EIT Form (.pdf)