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TRASH & RECYCLING
How do I pay for my trash service?
Property owners will receive a trash bill once a year, usually around the middle or end of January.  The amount of the bill is $110.00 per unit and it is due by the 1st of April each year.  If payment is not received in the borough office by this date, a $25.00 late fee per unit is assessed.  This fee is enforced by Pennsburg Borough Ordinance and can result in a lien against the property if fees are not submitted. 

What is included in my trash service?

Your trash service includes a once weekly curbside garbage pick-up, bulk item disposal,  and recycling.  We also provide branch pick-up, Christmas tree pick-up, and cardboard recycling. Please click on the link Streets & Public Works for more details.

Where can I purchase borough bags and bulk stickers?

Borough bags and bulk stickers can be purchased at the following locations:
                           Pennsburg Borough           76 W. 6th Street
                           ACE Hardware                 Pennsburg Square Shopping Center
                           Professional Pharmacy      931 Main Street
                           Tri County FCU                110 Pottstown Avenue
How does the recycling program work?
Place your clean & separated items in containers of your choice. We accept Plastic #1 through #7 items, aluminum cans, tin, clear, brown & colored glass in.
Click on
Streets & Public Works for more information and pick-up schedule. Paper & magazines can be dropped off in the recycling containers at the Pennsburg Fire Company parking lot.  Cardboard recycling takes place the second Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Pennsburg Borough Recycling Center.

TAX INFORMATION
What is the Occupational Privilege Tax?

The Occupational Privilege Tax is a tax imposed on each individual engaged in an occupation within the limits of the Borough of Pennsburg. 
This includes those who are self employed and owners of businesses.  Employers are responsible for collecting the fees, filing a return, and forwarding them to our office. Should you be employed in more than one municipality, you are required to pay the Occupational Tax to the area of primary employment, and not to both municipalities. Forms are available at the Pennsburg Borough Office. Click here to download OPT forms.

Where can I pay my Real Estate, Per Capita, and School District taxes?
Click here for tax information.

MISCELLANEOUS
Do I need a permit to put up a fence?
Yes. Permits are also required for sheds, additions, swimming pools,
signs, patios, sheds, decks, new construction, and alterations or modifications of existing buildings. Please call the Borough office with any questions relating to inspections and permits before you begin any work at 215-679-4546. Click here for more information about codes & zoning.

Do I need to schedule Rental Inspections?
If you are a Pennsburg Borough property owner and you rent your property, you will receive a notice to schedule a rental inspection.  The inspections are performed every three years or when there is a change in tenant(s). Upon a satisfactory inspection, you will receive a Rental Permit that must be maintained in the rental unit.  The fee for this inspection is $30.00 per unit and $10.00 per room.

Do I need to report tenants if I own a Rental Property?
Yes. In January, Tenant Registration forms are mailed to the property owner and must be filled out and returned to the Pennsburg Borough Office.  Forms must be updated as tenants change.  Forms are available here or at the Borough Office.  Each time a tenant changes, an inspection of the rental unit must be scheduled.

Where do I vote?
Click here for voting information.

Grass/Weeds:
Pennsburg Borough Ordinance requires property owners to maintain grass and weeds on their property at a height not to exceed 8 inches.

Snow Removal:
Borough Ordinance requires property owners/occupants to remove snow & ice from sidewalks within 24 hours after snow/freezing rain has ceased to fall. 

 

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