One of the most difficult tasks facing the Township is to keep accurate records of the residents and businesses within the municipality, in order to better serve them. There are several administrative duties that take place when a person or business moves in, out or within East Allen Township.
The Township Tax Collector, Keystone Collections, who collects your LST (Local Services Tax), Northampton Area School District and EIT (Earned Income Tax) taxes are notified of such changes.
If you're selling your property or if tenancy of a property is changing, the Township Zoning Officer does a compliance check as well. This is all done to make your move as smooth as possible. Please follow the instructions below and as always if you have any questions regarding this process, do not hesitate to contact the Township office at 610-262-7961.
Fee for Permits are as follows:
Moving Permit Fee: $20.00
Certificate of Occupancy: $35.00
Click to download Moving Permit
Any person(s) moving out of East Allen Township must obtain a Moving Permit. If you are selling your home and a change of ownership of the property is being transferred or tenancy of a property you own is changing, a Certificate of Occupancy is also required along with the Moving Permit.
Click to download Certificate of Occupancy
Any person(s) moving into East Allen Township must obtain a Moving Permit.
Moving within The Township
Any person(s) moving within East Allen Township must obtain a Moving Permit. If you are selling your home and a change of ownership of the property is being transferred or tenancy of a property you own is changing, a Certificate of Occupancy is also required along with the Moving Permit. In this case, the fee for the Moving Permit will be waived.
Reflective Emergency Response Address Signs
Is your Emergency Response Address Sign properly displayed on your property, residence or business? Business owners, landlords and residents, NOW is the time to be sure your address sign is visible from both directions of travel and placed at a proper height in the event there is a snowstorm. Be sure that the sign is not obscured by vegetation and be sure your sign is still in good condition.
Thank you to all residences and businesses who have properly marked their properties with the Reflective Emergency Response Address Signs. Not only are the signs a requirement of the Township, they allow your property to be easily identified for emergency purposes as well. It also makes it easier for UPS, Fed-Ex and others to find your home when making deliveries or just visiting.
If you have not placed your address sign, it is important to mark your property as soon as possible. Signs can be purchased from Miller Ace Hardware on Rt. 329, or Interstate Signs Products
Help us, find you in the event of an emergency.
Attention New and Existing Businesses in East Allen Township regarding your KNOX BOX...
Are the keys in your Knox Box up to date?
Have you changed keys or changed locks? If so, the keys in the Knox Box must be updated as well. Township Ordinance 2003-4 requires that most businesses and some apartment buildings install and maintain lock boxes. It also requires that the keys be kept current. If you need to update any of the keys in your Knox Box or you have any questions, please contact Deputy Fire Marshal, John McDevitt at 484-239-2766 to make arrangements.
*NOTE: The Fire Department is in the process of checking all Knox Boxes. The checks are being done to make sure the keys work and to update emergency contact information. The Fire Department is finding that many businesses have changed building keys or locks rendering the emergency key(s) in the Knox Box.