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Borough Office 610-863-4119
Manager 610-863-1822
Police 610-759-8517
Sewer 610-863-5422
Street 610-863-9605
Park 610-863-9249
Animal 610-217-7025
Zoning & Code 610-863-1821
Tax Collector 610-863-9487

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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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Events Bulletin

  • Calendar Notice

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

  • Tuesday 2nd of January at 7:30 PM

    Public Hearing on Zoning Amendment

    Pen Argyl Borough Council will  hold a public hearing relative to Ordinance No. 694. The purpose of the Ordinance is to change the zoning classification of this vacant two-acre parcel of land bearing Northampton County Tax Parcel ID: E8-8-17G located on the North side of Railroad Avenue, which land is owned by Albion Ventures LLP, from (IE) Extractive Industry, Manufacturing, to (R-7.8) Medium Density Residential, and to amend the zoning map to reflect said change.

  • Tuesday 2nd of January at 7:00 PM

    Re-Organization and Borough Council Meeting

  • Tuesday 16th of January at 7:00 PM

    Park Board

    Meeting is held at Weona Park Community Center

  • Tuesday 30th of January at 7:00 PM

    Borough Council Workshop

Special Notices


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

    EXPERIENCED WASTEWATER LABORER Pen Argyl Borough seeks a full-time employee for its Wastewater Department. Experience operating vehicles, equipment and a mechanical background required. Position requires strenuous physical effort and exposure to poor weather conditions. Possession of a wastewater operatorís license preferred. Position is an hourly, union position with weekend and holiday hours. Wage dependent upon qualifications. Interested applicants should submit application and resume to Borough of Pen Argyl, 11 N Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA, 18072 or via email to Deadline for applications is December 31, 2017. Pen Argyl is an equal opportunity employer.

    Slate Belt Rising
    SLATE BELT RISING Slate Belt Rising is looking for volunteers for committees that will assist the program to implement a community revitalization plan in the Boroughs of Wind Gap, Pen Argyl, Bangor and Portland. Please contact Stephen Reider at 484-523-0900 or at for more information. Check out the program information on the web page.

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