Welcome to Towamensing Township

           The area known today as Towamensing Township was originally called “Saint Anthony’s Wilderness”. The word Towamensing is derived from a Lenape Indian word meaning uninhabited. Today, the township is semi-rural, with small farms interspersed between homes and woodlands. The jewel of our township is Beltzville State Park and Lake, providing residents and visitors with opportunities for year-round recreation including swimming, fishing, hiking, boating, bird-watching, and cross-country skiing.

          The Township is located within the boundaries of the highly regarded Palmerton Area School District.  Towamensing has an active youth sports program, and it is the first township in Carbon County to institute a policy to preserve its historic structures.  You will find the township to be a dynamic location with friendly people whether you are planning a July afternoon visit or a permanent move here.



New Zoning Office Hours

November 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.



Tax Collector's Hours

Wednesdays – April 1, 2017 to December 13, 2017
5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Saturday, May 20 & 27
10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.


Saturday, Aug 19 & 26
10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Closed November 22, 2017. 
Other Hours by Appointment - 610-377-4315 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Turn off Forest Inn Road at Gun Club Road.

Proceed 0.4 mile and turn right onto Kennetta Lane.

135 Kennetta Lane is the 3rd house on the left.


Township News


Townships Today Newsletter

Townships Today is a quarterly newsletter designed to help you educate the public about township government and other issues. Townships Today is written specifically for township residents,

Read the newsletter here...

Township Resolution Passes Opposing The Pipeline

Towamensing Township Supervisors passed a resolution opposing potential harmful effects of the PennEast Pipeline on residents and the environment within the township.

Read the resolution here...

PennEast Pipeline New Information

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CFL Recycling

We now accept compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling.  We ask that you bring them to the  office during regular hours and place them in the designated receptacle, which is designed to prevent breakage.

"Like" us on Facebook

Towamensing Township now has a facebook page!

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The Township Office is closed the following holidays:

Office will be closed in the Observance of the Following Holidays

New Year's Day
Monday, January 2, 2017

Good Friday
Friday, April 14, 2017

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2017

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Labor Day
Monday, September 4, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017

Monday, December 25, 2017
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

(*Cold weather road services are an exception.)

State's ReadyPA Campaign

The state’s ReadyPA campaign encourages residents to Be Informed, Be Prepared, and Be Involved. Read More...

Flood Insurance

Information detailing coverage and how to obtain flood insurance can be found at www.floodsmart.gov