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Borough Office 610-863-4119
Manager 610-863-1822
Police 610-863-6704
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Street 610-863-9605
Park 610-863-9249
Zoning & Code 610-863-1821
Tax Collector 610-863-9487
Animal Control 610-393-0223

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Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl. Pen Argyl Municipal Building is located at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning “head” and from the Anglo-Saxon word “argylite” meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of “pasties”, a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.

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  • Calendar Notice

    All meetings at Borough Hall unless otherwise noted. To obtain further information, please use the contact form above.

Special Notices


    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Final Storm Update
    Hello! Pen Argyl Borough’s snow emergency was lifted as of 6 P.M., Tuesday night. WFMZ is still reporting it ongoing but we are trying to rectify that. The Borough has ended the use of the contractor services and will be continuing to address areas as best as it can in house moving forward. The main areas of focus will be intersections, but we will continue to monitor and work at other areas as best as we can. We are extremely thankful for the incredible amount of snow removal Muschlitz and our own Borough team accomplished. The only other concern right now are sidewalks. The Borough has been patient because of the magnitude of the storm with those who have not created a pathway through the snow on their sidewalks. However we have been receiving calls as student are trying to get to bus stops and sidewalks not being shoveled and we will need to begin enforcement proceedings to those who do not respond to requests to clear a path. If you do know of an elderly or sick individual who cannot do their sidewalks please help them out if you can. Thank you Pen Argyl for being cooperative and patient during the storm, for our volunteers who helped and to those who helped each other! Pen Argyl showed its strength of character during this event!!!

    End of Leaf Collection
    Please note leaf collection for the year 2015 has ended. Please refrain from placing any leaves in the roadway. If you have leaves you will now have to dispose of them in another manner. The weather has allowed for a longer collection season but now the Borough trucks now need to be prepped for winter maintenance duties.