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

October  2019

Tuesday , October 1, 2019
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.


Tax Collector's Hours


April, May, July and August - Every Wednesdays

June and September through December -1st and 3rd Wednesdays only

5:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.



May 18 & 25

July 27

August 24 & 31

October 26

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.




Located at the intersection of Pohopoco Drive,
Trachsville Hill Road & Berger Street

40 Berger Street is the first house on the right.

610-951-4199 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




Due to debris removal concerns resulting from flooding, the following quarantine information, including a link to the detailed information and FAQ is provided to the emergency management community on behalf of the Department of Agriculture. If the Spotted Lanternfly is observed outside of the 13 quarantined counties, please report it to the PA Department of Agriculture. If additional information or guidance is required, please contact Dana Rhodes from the PA Department of Agriculture as shown below:


There are currently 13 counties under quarantine for this devastating invasive pest. This insect poses a significant threat to not just agriculture, but to quality of life to those with high populations of the insect. During the months of December-April, the insect winters as egg mass. The egg mass contains 30-50 eggs and is covered by a waxy covering which resembles mud. The eggs may be laid by the female on any items which may be found outside. This includes, but is not limited to: woody debris, barrels, vehicles, outdoor play equipment, grills, landscape and construction materials, etc. Woody debris collected may be chipped into 1"x1" chips and left within the quarantine. The chips may also be transported to a company which has a compliance agreement for managing and handling the chips for mulch. (This list is provided on the PA Department of Agriculture webpage. www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly<http://www.agriculture.pa.gov/spottedlanternfly> under Quarantine - Compliance Agreement Participants. All other debris must be inspected prior to its movement out of the quarantine area. The inspections may take place by trained individuals. Submerging in water or oil applications are not shown to mitigate the egg masses. Egg masses must be removed and destroyed prior to movement or it must remain in the quarantine area.


Pictures attached for the current life stage of egg masses.


The following counties are currently under quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly:
















Township News


Office Hours

8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Closed: 12:00 P.M. - 12:30 for lunch

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

Click here to read

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 1, 2019

Good Friday
Friday, April 19, 2019

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2019

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Labor Day
Monday, September 2, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Friday, November 29, 2019

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Wednesday, December 25, 2019

(*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