Seal of Allen Township

4714 Indian Trail Road
Northampton, PA 18067
Phone: 610.262.7012
Fax: 610.262.7364

The 2017 Allen Township Comprehensive Plan: Find Out More
Allen Township News

Beginning on or about June 13th, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting), John Drive will be periodically closed to traffic due to reconstruction, associated utility work, and the installation of curbing. Please check the website often for updates.

Residents living on the effected John Road, Graystone Circle, Atlas Road, Joseph Road and Pine Street are asked to please cooperate with the paving contractor to provide for a successful project for the residents of Allen Township. Please drive carefully and slowly when leaving and returning to your residence.

Should you have a special situation, please notify us and we will work with you. Should an emergency arise, emergency vehicles shall be granted immediate access to the entire project.

The Public Works Department of Allen Township and the Township’s contractor thank you for your cooperation and shall perform their duties in a professional and courteous manner. If you have any questions, please contact the Township Office.

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will conduct the next Comprehensive Plan Update Workshop meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Allen Township Municipal Building located at 4714 Indian Trail Road, Northampton, Pennsylvania. As noted previously, the purpose of the meeting will be to further discuss the development and delivery of the Comprehensive Plan Update with the selected consultant. The public is encouraged to attend all meetings (which are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month) and share their input as this project proceeds.

Click here for the Workshop Agenda: Workshop Agenda.
Click here for the Community Survey Results: Community Survey Results.

Zoning permits are required whenever a property owner intends to build a structure, add onto a building or structure, alter a building or structure, and/or change the use of land or buildings. So, if you’re planning on making improvements to your property, the answer to the question, “Do I need a permit?” is probably yes. Please check with the Township Zoning/Building Code Official prior to starting any project, by contacting him at 610-262-7012 ext. 103. Please review the material posted at the following link within this site: Zoning Permit

Additionally, a permit is issued when the property owner, through submission of an application and supporting documentation, (such as a plot plan) demonstrates the proposed improvements are in compliance with the zoning ordinance, i.e., the proposed shed will be set-back far enough from the property boundary. Acquisition of a Zoning Permit and Building Permit prior to the start of work is a legal obligation of the property owner. Issuance of a Zoning Permit demonstrates the proposed improvement is in compliance with Township regulations, and as such, obtaining a Zoning Permit helps to protect the value of the property investment.

With the first "official day" of Summer right around the corner, now is the time to prepare for the heat of Summer as well as the potentially damaging thunderstorms and tropical storms which have become a common condition of Summer weather within the Lehigh Valley. As we've already experienced in the past several weeks, the strong winds, lightning and heavy rains which accompany these type of storms can develop rapidly and sporadically. Therefore being prepared and knowing what to do in advance of this type of weather will decrease your risk of being injured. Please take some time to review the guidance material below and develop a plan now to prepare for these weather occurences.

Click here for the Red Cross Thunderstorms Safety Checklist

Click here for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Preparedness Tip concerning Lightning
Northampton Weather

Welcome to Allen Township!

Allen Township is a community of 5,000 people and is a wonderful place to live, work, and visit. Family friendly, vibrant, and ideally situated, Allen Township residents enjoy a high quality of life. We pride ourselves on quality municipal services, attractive and safe tree-lined neighborhoods, first-rate schools, exceptional parks and recreation opportunities, engaging community events, and caring citizens who generously volunteer their time and energies to countless civic organizations and endeavors.

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