Allen Township Municipal Building

We have put together this Web site to provide useful information and services to Allen Township residents.

The links on the left will take you to all the key areas of the site.





MEETING AGENDA                                                                                                                                                       

Board of Supervisors Meeting, Tuesday, April 28, 2015  7:00 PM
Public to be Heard
  • David Jaindl, request to address the Board concerning "Shops at Willow Ridge" parcel and adjacent properties
Unfinished Business   
  • Secretary/Accounting Assistant - completion of conditions to hire
  • Seasonal grass mowers
  • Short Lane relocation update

New Business

  • 2015 Road Inspection Report and Recommendation for In-Place Bids
  • Allen Township Youth Association request regarding Small Games of Chance license
  • Draft Zoning Ordinance Amendments: Sections 200 (Definitions), 1406 (Buffer Yards), 1407 (Noise), 1409 (Traffic Impact Study), 1413A.9 (Structures to Have Access), 1422 (Off Street Parking and Loading Requirements), 1801 (Zoning Permits Required) - Planning Commission recommendations
  • Draft Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance Amendments: Sections 407 (Streets), and 501 - Planning Commission recommendation
  • Sewer Pump Stations Preventive Maintenance Contract
  • Public Sewer: Review of Rates, Rules and Regulations (currently in resolution form from former Allen Township Authority) - authorization to revise to modernize and compile to ordinance form
  • PennDOT District Office - meeting report

Next meetings:

  • Board of Supervisors Meeting, Thursday, May 14, 2015  7:00 PM
  • Planning Commission Meeting, Monday, May 18, 2015  7:00 PM
  • Board of Supervisors Meeting, Tuesday, May 26, 2015  7:00 PM


Allen Township will be holding an ELECTRONICS RECYCLING DAY on June 13, 2015 from 9AM to 1PM at the Township Fire Company, 3530 Howertown Road, Northampton.

Open to Township residents ONLY, proof of residency required.




Northampton County will be sponsoring Hazardous Waste drop off events at the Northampton County Community College Main Campus, Bethlehem, on Saturday, May 30, 2015 and Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

They will be accepting  pesticides, household cleaners, oil based paints, antifreeze and other hazardous items.  For a complete listing click here.



The following are regular Electronic Recycling centers.  It is best to call ahead or check their websites for detailed information.

  • Free Cycle, 1120 S. 25th Street, Easton with hours Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:30 AM  to 4:00 PM and the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. 
  • Free Cycle, 795 Roble Road, Allentown with hours Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM and every third Saturday of the month from 9 AM to 12 PM. Phone 484 866-0927,
  • DRC Technologies, 121 Chestnut St., Coplay 610 502-0854,  (call for hours of operation)
  • AERC, 2591 Mitchell Avenue, Allentown, Pa. 18103, Phone 610 797-7608,

Most electronics are accepted free of charge. There is a charge for monitors and televisions.   For a list of items accepted, click here

If you do not know where to dispose of an item not accepted in the regular trash collection and it is not accepted at the recycling centers, try the website  They may be able to help you.



Allen Township is requiring all residents to properly display their address number according to Allen Township Ordinance. All addresses will remain the same.  Please click on the following links for detailed information.  The green plates and white numbers can be purchased at most hardware stores and some department stores.



     All Ordinance enforcement issues and complaints will be handled by Mr. Walt Diefenderfer.  Please call 610 262-7012 ext. 104.



    ZONING PERMIT PROCESS.  A zoning permit is necessary if you intend to add a deck, fence, pool, shed or other addition to your property.  Please check our Zoning page for permit requirements and fees.  It may take AT LEAST 3 WEEKS to acquire a zoning permit AND a building permit, so please allow ample time for the process.  The inspection agency may take up to 15 working days to process a building permit. 



 For information on disposal of yard waste and brush, check out the First Regional Compost Authority's website at 

FRCA Summer Hours from April thru November:  Monday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday closed, Wednesday closed, Thursday 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, closed Sunday.


Please call PennDot for problems on all state roads - Kreidersville Road, Indian Trail Road, Seemsville Road, Old Carriage Road, Cherryville Road, Howertown Road, Weaversville Road, and Rt. 329.


To report a  roadway concern on an Allen Township road, call the Public Works Department at (610) 262-7012 extension 105 and leave a message.


For information on sports activities for children, log on to the Allen Township Youth Association website:\atya


For information on the Library log on to their website


Township Holidays (2015):
Martin Luther King Jr (Jan 19)
President's Day (Feb 16)
Good Friday (April 3)
Memorial Day (May 25)
Independence Day (July 4 (3))
Labor Day (Sep 7)
Columbus Day (Oct 12)
Veterans Day (Nov 11)
Thanksgiving  (Nov 26 & 27)
Christmas (Dec 24 & 25)