Road Closed

Towamensing Township will be closing the unpaved portion of Walnut Drive between Hickory Road & Montage Avenue for repairs beginning the week of November 14, 2016.


A stop sign has been installed on Firehouse Rd. at the boundary entering Polk Township.  Please be alert to this new addition!

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.



TVN Special Report / November 2016: Pennsylvania's Right To Know law

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New Zoning Office Hours

January 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Reminder from our Tax Collector
- Office Hours for the remainder of 2016: December 7, Dec
ember. 14 - 5 to 8 p.m. No Sat. or Sun. Other hours by appointment  only. Not available December 22 - 26. Payments made after December 14, 2016 must be via guaranteed funds (bank check, money order or cash). All must be dated and postmarked on or before December 31, 2016.

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.

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Towamensing Township now has a facebook page!

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The Township Office is closed the following holidays:

New Year's Day
Friday, January 1, 2016

Good Friday
Friday, March 25, 2016

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2016

Independence Day
Monday, July 4, 2016

Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016

(*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