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5344 Nor-Bath Boulevard / Northampton, Pa 18067 / 610-262-7961
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The Board of Supervisors Meeting, scheduled for Wed., Nov. 8th has been cancelled. The next Board of Supervisors Meeting will be held Nov. 16th at 7 PM. There will be only one meeting in November and one meeting in December which will be December 14th at & 7 PM.

The Township will be closed next Friday, November 10 for Veterans' Day. We will also be closed Nov. 23 & 24 for Thanksgiving.

Effective Immediately - Through the end of 2017

Monday-Thursday - 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Please note that the office will be CLOSED FRIDAYS

Please be advised that the Township has been contacted by the Dept. of Agriculture to confirm that East Allen Township is officially listed on their website as "Quarantined". A representative from the Dept. of Ag. will be contacting the Township in the next week to fully explain what this all means. Please check back for further information as it is provided to the Township.

The Spotted Lanternfly is an exotic insect pest native to China, India and Vietnam. Already established as a pest in Korea since 2004. This invasive insect was first found and introduced to the state of Pennsylvania, Berks County in 2014. Currently restricted to eastern Pennsylvania, the Spotted Lanternfly is subject to control and eradication efforts. Risks of the Spotted Lanternfly movement come from transportation of firewood, outdoor equipment, timber and woody debris.

Upon determination that the potential impact to Pennsylvania's agricultural economy and natural resources was great, the PA Department of Agriculture issued a quarantine with the intent to restrict the movement of the Spotted Lanternfly. A handful of Townships and Boroughs in eastern Pennsylvania are under a limited movement quarantine as the Department and its federal, state and local and non-governmental cooperators develop a strategy to eliminate this pest from the Commonwealth. The PA Department of Agriculture has updated the Quarantine Map to include the municipalities of Coplay Borough and Whitehall Township. The quarantine may be expanded to new areas as further detections of the Spotted Lanternfly are detected and confirmed.

Current Quarantine Map (August 14, 2017)

A member of the USDA visited the Township office this week with information on "What to Do" if you encounter this invasive insect. If you see egg masses, scrape them off, double bag them and throw them away. You can also place the eggs into alcohol or hand sanitizer to kill them. Please report all destroyed egg masses on the Department of Agriculture's website, www.agriculture.pa.gov/Protect/PlantIndustry/spotted_lanternfly:

COLLECT THE SPECIMEN: Specimens of any life stage may be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Entomology Lab for verification. Click here for the PA Dept. of Agriculture Entomology Submission Form

TAKE A PICTURE: A photograph of any life stage (including egg masses) can be submitted to Badbug@pa.gov.

REPORT A SITE: If you can't take a specimen or photograph, call the Automated Invasive Species Report Line 1-866-253-7189 and leave a message detailing your sighting and contact information.


Please note, more information will be made available as it is reported to us.

The Township Yard Waste Facility is located at 6701 Weaversville Road, Northampton, PA 18067. Summer Hours are now in effect.

  • Monday 8am - 4pm
  • Tuesday - CLOSED
  • Wednesday - CLOSED
  • Thursday 12 Noon - 6pm
  • Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Saturday 8am - 3pm
  • Sunday - CLOSED

    The FRCA will be closed on the following dates throughout 2017:

  • President's Day - Monday, February 20, 2017
  • Good Friday - Friday, April 14, 2017
  • Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017
  • Independence Day - Tuesday, July 4, 2017
  • Labor Day - Monday, September 4, 2017
  • Veteran's Day - Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 23, 2017
  • Christmas Day - Monday, December 25, 2017

    You must show your Permit ID to utilize the facility. If you do not already have an ID, one can be purchased for the calendar year at the East Allen Township Office. The fee is $20.00. 2017 Permit ID's will be available starting January 3, 2017. Residents must drop items in designated areas ONLY or by direction of the attendant. No commercial vehicles are permitted for pickup or drop off by residents. Grass, leaves, brush and small diameter branches are permitted. No large diameter branches or stumps will be accepted.

    *The hours are weather permitting. Due to the discretion of the Director of Operations, the facility can be closed at any time and even though the hours listed are the regular hours, anyone who might want to take items for drop off or pick up should call before doing so, to avoid an unnecessary trip. FRCA - 610-262-1000.

  • Controlled burning in East Allen Township is permitted on a restricted basis and by permit ONLY. The annual Burning Permit is required for ALL types of burning. Fee of $25.00. Please see the application form for complete information on permitted burning or refer to Chapter 76, Burning, Open.

    Before you burn, please view the East Allen Township Volunteer Fire Department's website for Red Flag information. Also refer to Home Page & Announcements on this website. If the County is under a Red Flag warning, burning in the Township is prohibited. If you plan to burn, please contact Northampton County Non-Emergency at 610-317-0808, you will be prompted to provide your Burn Permit # at that time.


    Welcome To East Allen Township

    Back in 1842, East Allen Township was established as a rural township consisting of farms and open space. Today, East Allen Township is a blend of farmland; open space; rural developments in the northern to mid parts of the Township. As you travel south through East Allen Township you will find yourself in residential developments with a more suburban lifestyle.

    In the 1970’s and into the 1980’s the Township grew in size with some suburban developments, with only a moderate amount of residential development during the housing boom which took place as we moved into this decade. However, with all of the housing development in surrounding municipalities and numerous State Roads running North-South and East-West through our Township, the number of vehicles traveling through East Allen Township each day has increased tremendously. We are not the quiet community we once were.

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