Welcome To

West Penn Township


J.E. Morgan Memorial Park & Zion Stone Park will Re Open - May 18, 2020.
25 or less for group functions & social distancing should be implemented!

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, there will be NO IN PERSON COLLECTION until further notice. Instead, MAIL or use the DROP BOX (located on the ramp-at office). If desire a receipt, please include tax payer and tax collector copies, plus a SELF ADDRESS STAMPED envelope. Please follow instructions on the back of bill. County and Township taxes are still due by April 30, 2020 for the discount. To avoid errors the PER CAPITA discount amount is $9.80. Please write PHONE NUMBER on tax bill, in case of any errors. Thank you for your cooperation! WEST PENN TWP TAX COLLECTOR HELENE ZEIGLER Phone: 570-386-2420 | Address: 625  Penn Drive Tamaqua PA, 18252
DIRECTIONS TO DROP BOX: FROM Route 309 | TAKE Route 443 East | 5th House on the Left Side | Light Gray w/ Blue Shutters | Drop Box on Ramp (REAR)

Join Us on National Wreaths Across America Day!

December 19, 2020 @ 12 Noon 
Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, PA 18252
This day is to Remember our Veterans, Honor those who Serve & Teach Children the Value of Freedom
Please be a part of this great cause.
To Help Support our Veterans you can Sponsor Wreaths or Volunteer for Wreaths Across America.



Latest News

Stay up to date with all the latest things, from meetings to special events, happening in West Penn Township.




Planning Commission Meeting

Forms and Ordinances

View and download city forms and ordinances straight from our website for all your official needs.

Emergency Services

Find contact information for the emergency services like the West Penn Fire Company.

Outdoor Recreation

Learn about our local parks and trails so you can go enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful township.

Holiday Closures

Holidays are a special time of year. Find out when we’re closed so we can spend time with our families.

We are closed on The Following Holidays

New Year's Day

Tuesday, January 1, 2020

MLK Jr's Birthday

Monday, January 20, 2020

Presidents Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13, 2020

Primary Election Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2020

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 2020

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12, 2020

General Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Veteran’s Day

Observed Monday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day

Observed Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day

Observed Thursday, December 31, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021

History of

West Penn


History of West Penn Township

The early settlers of West Penn Township came from south of the Blue Mountain and were primarily of German origin. These settlers found evidence of Indian villages, mounds and burial grounds. Skirmishes with the Indians in the Township were not uncommon. Fort Franklin was built in 1756 near Snyders as part of a series of forts along the Blue Mountains to help maintain the safety and welfare of the first settlers. Among the first settlers in the 1760’s were Steigerwalt, Gilbert, and Ohl, who settled in the Lizard Creek area. Learn More