Drought Watch

Carbon County is currently under a Drought Watch.  Water Conservation Tips



Board of Supervisors Meeting dates changed

Board of Supervisors Meeting dates for September & October have been changed to September 8, 2016 & October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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

September 2016
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.


Township News

Towamensing Volunteer Fire Company Open House

Community picnic at the Fire Company

September 24, 2016

12:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.


Fall Clean Up

Responsible Recycling Services and Towamensing Township are holding a 2-day event. Residents are welcome to bring cleanup items and electronics.  Non-residents can bring electronics only.  Fees may apply.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Download the recycling flyer 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

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:

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 www.floodsmart.gov