The Borough of Lehighton is situated upon the western bank of the Lehigh River, in southern Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  Originally settled by the German Moravian Brothers as Gnaden Huetten (Cabins of Grace), the Lehigh River lehightonprovided easy transportation for the early settlers and, indeed, throughout much of the early life of the current Borough.  The Lehigh River, with its source of water power, encouraged the development of many early industries, including: Silk and lace mills, a Meat-packing house, a Shirt factory, Automatic-press works, Railroad car shops, Stoneworks, and Foundries.

Throughout much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the railroad made it easy for businessmen to get their products to major markets.  For many years, the Lehigh Valley Railroad had a major repair facility in Lehighton.  The Lehigh Valley Railroad was the major employer in the area for several decades, employing several thousand workers at the repair facilities or operating and maintaining the railroad.

As is true of many of our nation's smaller towns, the coming of the "Mall" deflated the local economy, and resulted in many smaller stores closing.  The attraction of suburban living also encouraged many former Borough residents to re-locate.

Today, the Borough of Lehighton stands at an exciting cross-road in its future. A group of local business men and women, along with a some interested residents have gotten together to try and revitalize the borough’s downtown business district. The group is working on different projects to get the community involved in their town by hosting various community events.They are also holding other events to raise funds for the redevelopment and rebirth of the town. Please, become involved and become active! You may visit the Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee at www.experiencelehighton.com.

Welcome to the Borough!!  We welcome you as visitors, as business owners, and as residents.  Please do not hesitate to contact secretary@lehightonborough.com for further information concerning our fair Borough.

 

Borough Hall
1 Constitution Avenue
Lehighton, PA 18235

(610) 377.4002

Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Non-Emergency
Pollice Number
(610) 377-4003

News

2015 Pool Flyer
   
The 2015 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page

150th Sesquicentennial
    Ornaments

    Ornaments for the 150th
    Sesquicentennial are
    available to order for
    Christmas gift giving.

    Download the 150th
    ornament order form (.PDF)

Leaf Clean-up
   
Leaf Clean-up will be
    November 1st - November 26th
    Subject to start middle of October
    should leaves begin to fall.


CFL Light Bulb Recycling

    CFL Light Bulb Recycling is
    available. Residents can drop
    their used bulbs at the Borough
    Hall.

Download the 2014
      Garbage Calendar:      (2014garbagecalendar.pdf)

Upcoming Events

Christmas Lighting Contest

     The Christmas Lighting Contest
     will be held the middle of
     December & the winners will be
     announced at the January
     Council Meeting.

     Categories are: Whimsical,
     Best Use of Lights, Nostalgic,
     Most untraditional and Judges
     Choice.

     There will be 10 - $25 residential
     winners and 4 - $100 commercial
     winners.

2015 Electronic Recycling
    Recycle your old unwanted, broken
    and outdated electronics and
    appliances.

    FREE ELECTRONICS &
    APPLIANCES RECYCLING DAY

    Lehighton Borough Public
    Works Garage
    East Penn Street
    Lehighton, PA 18235
    Saturday, May 16, 2015
    9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
    Read more...

Vacant Seats
    There is a vacancy on the
    Civil Service Commission.

    Letters of interest can be
    submitted in the Borough
    Secretary's office.

    Applications for Fire Chief
    are being accepted.
    See Job Opportunities

Local Tax / EIT Forms
    These forms can be found on
    Berkheimer Tax Administrator .

    Lehighton Borough Residents:
    PSD Code is 130203.

    Berheimer EIT Form (.pdf)