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
Road maintenance work will occur between Wynnewood Drive and Phyllese Drive. Expect delays and please use caution driving through the work zone.

Estimated START DATE: 08/22/2016 Estimated COMPLETION DATE: 09/02/2016

Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:30 PM

Will Rain Cause Delays? YES

Allen Township receives police services via the Pennsylvania State Police. Our area is served by Troop M located at the Bethlehem Station located in Hanover Township, Lehigh County. Townships officials are in contact with the State Police on a regular basis and work closely to ensure our community is kept safe. In case of an emergency always dial 911. To contact the Troop M Bethlehem Station for questions or non-emergency concerns dial 610-861-2026.

The attached brochure, entitled Accessing Your State Police provides guidance regarding appropriate information to have available when and if there is a need for a resident to contact State Police. Please keep this information as well as the emergency and non-emergency information listed available at all times.

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will conduct the next Comprehensive Plan Update Workshop meeting on Wednesday, August 24, 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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