Lewistown Borough Council is seeking to fulfill the position on the board due the resignation of a board member.

Any interested party must have been a resident of the borough for one year by the date of appointment which will be February 8, 2021.

Applications can be found at http://lewistownborough.com/government/.

As this is a time sensitive issue, all applications must be received by January 22, 2021.

Thank you.

The Borough of Lewistown will suspend street sweeping and maintenance parking regulations from November 20, 2020, through April 5, 2021, for Borough streets, with the exceptions of the following locations:
A. Chestnut Street – Five Points to Logan Street
B. Market Street – Grand Street to Five Points
C. Valley Street – Five Points to Third Street
D. Academy Hill – Entire Length


The Borough of Lewistown will begin collecting Christmas trees on Monday, January 4th 2021 and will continue the collection until Monday, January 11th 2021.

Collection of Christmas trees will be the same day as your normal refuse collection.

Customers wishing to have their tree collected should place the tree at the curb prior to 6AM on their normal collection day.

After this collection period, residents may deliver their trees to the Borough Warehouse facility on Washington Ave. (at no charge) between the Hours of 6:00AM and 2:15PM Monday through Friday.

Resident are reminded that the trees are chipped into mulch and are NOT landfilled.

Additional information regarding this collection may be obtained by contacting the Borough Refuse office at 248-1331 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM


The Borough of Lewistown is notifying Borough refuse customers of the changes to the refuse & recycling routes for the upcoming holiday.

Friday, January 1st, 2020, New Year’s Day

The Thursday and Friday Routes will be picked up one day earlier.

The Thursday, December 31st route will be picked up on Wednesday, December 30th.

The Friday, January 1st route will be picked up on Thursday, December 31st.

No changes to other days.

Friday’s recycling customers are reminded that their recycling materials are to be held until their next regularly scheduled recycling day (January 15th).

2021 January 11 Special Council Meeting

The Borough of Lewistown Council meeting will be held in Council Chambers at 5:30 p.m. tonight. Due to COVID restrictions, we will be monitoring the number of attendees. If you would like to attend by teleconference the number is (US)1-281-560-3239 with a PIN number of 383 243 370#.

2020 Veterans Day Refuse & Recycling Routes

The Borough of Lewistown is notifying Borough refuse customers of the changes to the refuse & recycling routes for the upcoming holiday.

The Wednesday, November 11th Refuse route will be picked up one day later on Thursday, November 12th

Wednesday’s recycling customers are reminded that their recycling materials are to be held until their next regularly scheduled recycling day (Nov 25th).


The Borough will begin fall leaf collection services on
Monday, November 2, 2020 and will continue until Monday, November 30, 2020.

After this date residents may bring their leaves to the Borough Warehouse facility located at 207 Washington Avenue at no charge from 6:00 AM. to 2:00 P.M.

Collection will be performed Monday through Friday on the next working day following your refuse collection day.
(Example: If your refuse is picked up on Wednesday, your leaves will be collected on Thursday. Friday refuse customers will have their leaves collected on Monday).

Residents who need to dispose of leaves should place them at the curb in any plastic trash bag prior to 6:00 AM on the pickup day.
Borough refuse tags are not required for leaf collection.

(Leaves are NOT permitted to be raked loose into the street.)
Residents are reminded NOT to mix refuse, grass clippings, yard waste or any other materials with the leaves or they will be rejected. You are also not permitted to place leaves in with your normal refuse.

Anyone having questions or requiring additional information may call the Borough Refuse office at 248-1331 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


Proper Waste Disposal
 Set out garbage no earlier than 5:00 p.m. the evening before your scheduled pickup
 Garbage must be tagged with ‘Borough of Lewistown’ trash stickers
 Know your collection day

Property Maintenance
 Grass and weeds must not exceed 6 inches in height
 Keep your sidewalks clean and free of debris
 Maintain exterior paint/siding, gutters, trim, windows, doors, porches, fences and sidewalks

See a violation? Call (717) 242-1145 or email info@lewistownborough.com.


Owners of every property fronting upon or alongside any of the streets in the Borough are required to:

• Remove or cause to be removed from all of the sidewalks in front of or alongside of said property all snow and ice thereon fallen or formed within 24 hours after snow and ice shall have ceased to fall or to be formed; or

• If the ice on a sidewalk is so thick that it cannot be removed without damaging the sidewalk, then, within 24 hours after the ice has formed, to spread enough sand or other anti-slip material on the sidewalk to make pedestrian use reasonably safe and to spread enough deicing agent on the sidewalk as will hasten the breaking or splitting of the ice so that it can be removed from the sidewalk as soon as possible. Failure to comply will result in a $25 ticket.

See a violation? Call (717) 242-1145 or email info@lewistownborough.com.


Borough of Lewistown Code Enforcement Officer will be monitoring Code Violations throughout the year. Property maintenance standards to ensure the protection of public health and safety will be identified, including but not limited to:

• Accumulations of trash and debris
• High grass and weeds (in excess of 6 inches)
• General exterior property maintenance violations
• Vacant and unsecure structures
• Missing house identification numbers

Notifications of possible violations will be given through Courtesy Notices, with the opportunity to remedy a violation before the issuance of a Notice of Violation and Order to Correct. Please contact the Department of Codes and Inspections at 717-242-1145 or info@lewistownborough.com with questions.


Don’t forget to fill out your Census information by either internet, mail, or phone!  By responding, you’ll help ensure our community will receive its share of federal funding for healthcare, emergency services, first responders, schools, roads and community services for the next 10 years.  Let’s work together to make our community a better place to live, work and play.   To respond go online at my2020census.gov or call toll-free 844-330-2020. Deadline is Oct. 31, 2020. Be proud of where we call home!!


Due to the Governor’s Decision for Reopening, the Borough of Lewistown is issuing the following procedures:

  • Borough offices are now open to the public.  Face coverings are encouraged as is social distancing. Refer to the CDC guidelines for further information.
  • The Borough is implementing the Refuse/Sewer Late fees effective in July.
  •  If the customer wishes to have the Borough mail their tags to them, you must include the Mailing Fee of $5.00 when you submit your payment and mark on the bill that you wish them to be mailed. You can also pick up your tags at the Municipal Building.  Please contact (717) 248-1331 for any questions.
  • The Borough Community Center is now open! Please call us at (717) 994-4368 to schedule.

We thank everyone for their patience through this challenging situation!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at (717) 248-1361.

For more information on the Coronavirus, go to CDC or PA Department of Health websites.


The Borough of Lewistown’s Mayor has issued a Declaration of Disaster Emergency. Please see the links below for to view the Declaration.



Schedule of Council & Committee Meetings of the Borough of Lewistown

2020 Borough of Lewistown Council & Committee Meeting Schedule

2020 Borough of Lewistown Cost and Fee Schedule
2020 Cost and Fee Schedule

The Borough of Lewistown has changed our Community Center Rates for 2020 to be more competitive! Check us out  by clicking on the link below or give us a call at (717) 994-4368 or (717) 248-3498 to schedule your special event!



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The Borough of Lewistown is lifting the suspension of parking ticket enforcement effective July 19, 2020. All parking restrictions and regulations, as posted by local signage, which were temporarily suspended, will again become effective and enforced.


3 year RFQ for HOME Electrical Inspectors


Right To Know Information

Requesting Right to Know information, click on the above link.


For questions on any earned income taxes, local services taxes, or delinquent per capita taxes, contact Keystone at 1-866-539-1100 (Dedicated for individual taxpayers).  The link for Keystone’s is https://www.keystonecollects.com/.

Codes Office Accepting Credit Cards

The Codes Office is now accepting credit cards for payments of zoning and sidewalk/street occupancy permits and snow/ice tickets in the office and over the phone.


Refuse/Sewer Bills

Effective immediately, the Borough of Lewistown requires that all residential trash be placed in bags with a refuse tag affixed.  Any trash bags without tags will be tagged by refuse personnel and a fee will be added to your next refuse bill.  If you have any additional questions, please contact the Refuse office at (717) 248-1331.

Also, Refuse/Sewer bills are due within 20 days after the date the bill is mailed. If the due date falls on a weekend, the bill will be due the following Monday. The 10 percent penalty will be added immediately after the due date. (See Ordinance 200-11A)

The Refuse/Sewer Office now accepts credit card payments over the phone as well as in the the office. We also have implemented automatic bill paying services. Please contact the Refuse office at (717) 248-1331 for more information.

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The Borough of Lewistown has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called SwiftReach. By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list. Borough of Lewistown residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with SwiftReach in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, easy and will be for emergency notification only.

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