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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 484-894-3401
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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    All meetings at Borough Hall unless otherwise noted. To obtain further information, please use the contact form above.

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

  • Going Green
    Please refer to the guidance issued by the Governor’s Office: Additionally, continue to follow the advice as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Weona Park: Will be open and be in a “Use at Your Own Risk” state. This will include basketball, playgrounds and skate park. Bathrooms are closed. Pavilions: Will remain closed at this time. Decision to be made July 7, 2020. Miniature Golf: Will remain closed at this time. Decision to be made July 7, 2020. Carousel: Will remain closed at this time. Decision to be made July 7, 2020. Community Center: Will remain closed at this time. Decision to be made July 7, 2020. Field Rentals: Will remain closed at this time. Decision to be made July 7, 2020 Borough Office: Access will still be by appointment only. This will eliminate congestion in the lobby and protect staff and visitors. Masks required. Parking Meters: Will begin to be enforced on Monday, June 29, 2020. OTHER ITEMS: If you have a specific question please email the Borough at or call Borough Office at 610.863-4119.

    Summer Sounds
    Pen Argyl Athletic and Park Board have made the difficult decision to cancel its Summer Sounds Program for 2020. Please know we will be making plans for a fabulous line up in 2021! Stay safe and healthy Pen Argyl.

    Hello Pen Argyl: A few updates: Pen Argyl will be having its monthly Workshop Meeting June 30th at 7 P.M.and its monthly Council Meeting on July 7th via Zoom. Please contact the office at 610-863-1822 or email me to be verified and get the link. Free Yard Sales which were scheduled for June 12,13 & 14 will be postponed until July 10, 11 & 12 because of the Coronavirus. The Weona 100- Weona Park Centennial Celebration is postponed until the summer of 2021. Mr. Walt Cole is looking for old photographs of the park, names of family reunions and your memories of spending time at Weona Park. Please contact him at

    COVID 19 Information
    Hello Pen Argyl The Mayor and Borough Council would like Pen Argyl residents to know we are doing our best to keep a continuity of operations during these extraordinary times. The Governor has issued a proclamation that only “life sustaining” businesses remain open and we as a community practice social distancing. At this time the Borough Offices are closed to the public. The staff will be monitoring phone and emails in order to assist residents as we move forward. We will do our best to keep things moving along with the goal of avoiding delays and/or any inconvenience. The entire team greatly appreciates your support. Contacts for Borough: Phone 610-863-4119 Fax 610-863-7543 Sign up for email blasts: Contact Emails: Website: Facebook: We know the heart of Pen Argyl is to keep strong and help our neighbors when we can. We know our outreach organizations and neighborhoods will rise to the challenge of assisting each other during this crisis. Here are some links to information that might help: Virus Information and closures: Outreach Resources:

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