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Should you be contaced by Keystone that you failed to file a local earned income tax return and/or pay your 2014 local earned income taxes, as mandated by Act 32, please contact Keystone at 1-866-539-1100, or visit Keystone’s website
to file the 2014 tax return electronically. On the website, taxpayers can learn more about Pennsylvania’s filing requirements, deadlines, penalty, interest and fees at Keystone’s “Frequently Asked Questions” link. Click here for a Blank Earned Income Tax Return Past Due Form.

Notice is hereby given that the proposed 2016 Budget for Lehigh Township, Northampton County, is available for public inspection beginning November 18, 2015, during the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Municipal Building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport. The proposed budget is intended to be adopted at the regular meeting of the Board of Supervisors on December 8, 2015. The proposed budget reflects the current millage rate of 5.7 mills.

The following proposed ordinances are for consideration at the Board of Supervisors meeting on December 22, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. SALDO Click Here. Zoning Click Here. Stormwater Click Here.

Fall leaf collection will begin Monday, November 2, 2015. Leaves must be placed at the road by the Monday of the scheduled week for pickup. The Maintenance Department will make a one time pass on each Township road based on the schedule. Leaves must be kept off the roadways and must be free of sticks or other material. The Maintenance Department will also be doing a curbside collection of brush. Brush must be kept separate from leaf material and cut in lengths not to exceed 3 feet and bundled in a manner that will not exceed 15 pounds. Collection will follow the same schedule as the leaf collection. To view the schedule Click Here.

All residents, please be reminded that if you have an emergency that requires an immediate response from the Police, Fire or Ambulance, call 911 or 610-317-0808 not the police department office number (*610-760-8800). *The PD number is not staffed 24 hours.

As many residents are aware, Lehigh Township participates with the First Regional Compost Authority for the disposal of yard waste. The Township’s facility is located across the street from the Maintenance Garage. Residents, at their convenience, are permitted to bring brush, hedge clippings, and leaves to the facility. The material is then transported to the First Regional Compost Facility on Weaversville Road and processed into mulch and compost which is then returned to the Township and made available to the residents for their use.

As a reminder to residents, this facility is only for the disposal of yard waste--acceptable items to be dropped off at this site are brush, hedge clippings, and leaves. Recently, there have been instances where unacceptable material, such as rock and metal have been mixed in with the yard waste. This type of material causes a significant amount of damage to the equipment that is used at the facility, resulting in expensive repairs. These costly repairs will unfortunately be eventually be passed on to all the users of the facility.

In order for the Township to continue with the unrestricted access to the site, everyone needs to be mindful of what they are bringing to the site. Please make sure the material that is brought to the site is free of rocks and stones. The facility is not meant for disposal of household waste. Your cooperation is appreciated.

PennDOT's toll-free 1-800-FIX ROAD (1-800-349-7623) hotline connects callers directly to their respective county maintenance office. Callers should be specific in describing the location of the pothole, including the State Route and section number (found on small, white signs along roadways), the direction of travel and any other useful location information. Calling 1-800-FIX ROAD will result in prompt action and a telephone follow-up if the caller leaves their name and telephone number. Customers can use the hotline number for any reason including: Animal carcass removal, brush and tree removal, shoulder and drainage concerns, signage issues, other maitenance needs, information, complaints and complaints.

Did you know that Lehigh Township is a recycling mandated community? The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) requires Lehigh Township residents and businesses to recycle glass, plastics, aluminum, newspapers and yard waste (leaves, branches, etc.).

The Municipality of Lehigh Township will accept yard waste only. All Lehigh Township residents may drop off unbagged leaves, tree branches and hedge clipplings. The tree branches must be cut into 8 foot lengths and shall not be larger than 6 inches in diameter. Grass clippings are not accepted. The drop off site is located across the street from the municipal garage. The operating hours are Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you are dropping off at any other time than what is listed, please call (610) 767-6771, extension 19 and leave your name, phone number, date and time you will be at the site and items you will be dropping.

Blue recycling bins can be purchased at the Municipal Building for $7.50.


Lehigh Township is located along the western border of Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Lehigh is bordered by the Borough of Walnutport to the west, Moore Township to the east, Lower Towamensing Township to the north and Allen and North Whitehall Townships, to the south.

Lehigh Township was surveyed in 1735 by orders of Thomas Penn. It was proposed that 6,500 acres be set aside for Native Americans, but the land became a settlement of immigrants instead. Before October 1752, when the township was officially created, the area had been called Adjacents to Allen, which probably refers to adjacent Allen Township. Although some residents wanted the name Seimsy after an early Moravian Indian covert named Seim, the county court opted for the name Lehigh Township instead. For more history please visit the Lehigh Township Historical Society.

Bryfogle Memorial Park

With a population of over 10,000 today, Lehigh Township is a thriving community for both families and business. Please feel free to browse our website and don't hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

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