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 2015
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.


Township News

PennEast Pipeline

August Report to Carbon County Stakeholders by  "Save Carbon County".

Download the August Report here

Landowner Document Denying/Rescinding Property Access

Download the letter here

Current Preferred Alternative Route

On January 12, 2015, the Current Preferred Alternative replaced Prior Alternative 5 and was filed with the FERC on January 15, 2015. This alternative route incorporated a reroute around the St. Luke’s Hospital complex in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, between MP 66 and MP 69, as well as a significant reroute to follow existing power line rights-of-way in New Jersey between MP 90 and MP 110.  Read more..

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:

Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2015

Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday & Friday, November 26, 27, 2015

Christmas Holiday
Thursday & Friday, December 24, 25, 2015

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.com