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3219 MacArthur Road / Whitehall, Pa 18052
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Enjoy the outdoors? Whitehall Township is currently seeking a part-time operator at its Cameron Tract (yard waste drop-off site) to FILL IN AS NEEDED when current operators are unavailable. Applications are available at Whitehall Township Municipal Building or online under Forms. Perfect for a retiree! Residency in Whitehall or 10 miles from Township boundary required. WT is an EOE.

PLEASE NOTE… There is a correction to the dates for the Youth Swim Lessons in the Township Newsletter. Lessons are Monday and Wednesday evenings on March 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29 from 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Registration opens February 6, 2017.


Whitehall Township (The Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board) has an obligation to affirmatively further fair housing and to review all land use (zoning) applications in accordance with federal civil right statutes. This includes taking meaningful actions that overcome patterns of segregation and foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics. The Township (the Zoning Hearing Board), in its land use (zoning) decisions, does not discriminate against persons based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or familial status and reviews all land use (zoning) applications in accordance with federal civil rights statutes. Public comments made on the basis of bias and stereotype concerning people within these protected classes will not be taken into consideration by the Township (the Zoning Hearing Board) in its deliberations.

To read the Conciliation Agreement and Voluntary Compliance Agreement between The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, PathStone Housing Corporation of Pennsylvania, the Township of Whitehall, and the Whitehall Zoning Hearing Board, click HERE.

Whitehall Township is currently accepting applications for the following 2017 Summer Season positions: Camp Whitehall Recreation Leader, Pool Manager and Maintenance. Recreation Leaders and seasonal Maintenance must be full-time college students and expect to continue as full-time students in September, 2017. Pool Manager positions are available for those adults who are employed full-time and expect to be employed full-time in September, 2017. We are also accepting applications for seasonal clerical assistance in the Treasurer’s Office from current full-time high school or college students who expect to be full-time students in the fall. Seasonal applications are available under General Information/Forms/Administration.

All residents will be receiving a new 95 gallon Township issued a refuse cart beginning in January, 2017. Please start using the cart immediately upon receipt.

The Township, with the implementation of the new refuse cart, will reduce the Annual Garbage Fee from for each residential household from $330.00 to $300.00 per year.

From January 3, 2017 thru February 3, 2017, a resident who would like to have a second refuse cart (our version of open enrollment) must come to the Tax Office, Monday thru Friday between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm and pay a $100 deposit for a second cart. Residents who request a second refuse cart will continue to pay in 2017 and beyond the $330.00 garbage free. They WILL NOT have a reduction due to the cost for pick-up of a second cart.

After the launch, ONLY the designated Whitehall Township maroon refuse automated cars will be picked up at the curb. NO LOOSE garbage or garbage in any other container will be picked up.

Whitehall Township, Bureau of Planning, Zoning and Development has an opening for a full-time Codes Inspector to perform a variety of routine and complex technical work in property maintenance/codes inspection field to ensure that the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code, Whitehall Township Ordinances, Property Maintenance Codes and other related codes and standards are met. For more information go to General Information, Employment.

The Spotted Lanternfly, an invasive insect, has arrived in the Lehigh Valley area. Whitehall Township has been included in the quarantine area beginning October 7, 2016 . Attached is information and rules on the “2016 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar Contest” being sponsored by the PA Department of Agriculture to educate students and families about the importance of inspecting items prior to leaving the quarantine area. More information can be found at

- PA Dept of Agriculture - Spotted Lanternfly Information
- Look Before You Leave - Spotted Lanternfly Information
- 2016 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar Contest Poster Submission Form
- 2016 Spotted Lanternfly Awareness Calendar Contest Rules

Check out some of our Winter/Spring Recreation Events HERE

You can now sign up for Emergency Alerts from the Whitehall Township Office of Emergency Management. This is a FREE service. Alerts will come via Text Messages and/or Email.

Click HERE to register.

Burning of leaves and yard waste is not permitted at any time as per Whitehall Township. Persons found guilty of burning may face fines per each offense.

Welcome To Whitehall Township

Whitehall Township is located in the center of the Lehigh Valley. The Township is one hour north of Philadelphia and an hour and half from New York City. Settled in the early 1700's by Pennsylvania Germans "Dutch", it was founded and named by the British in 1752, incorporated in 1867, named a First Class Township in 1902 and a Home Rule Community in 1976. Today, Whitehall is home to 27,500 residents who reside in eight village neighborhoods who value our quality of life, municipal services, trail networks, parks, pools, events and outdoor recreational opportunities. The community is home to 22 houses of worship.

Whitehall's MacArthur Road is known as the main shopping district in the Lehigh Valley. MacArthur Road will celebrate its 75th Anniversary of being named in honor of General Douglas MacArthur, a World War II hero in 2017. Whitehall is home to the largest indoor shopping center and Lifestyle Center at the Lehigh Valley Mall and four major shopping centers located along the "Golden Strip" (MacArthur Road).

The Whitehall-Coplay School District is located on one central campus, with one high school, one middle school, one intermediate school, two elementary schools, two stadiums and our Community Library. The School District is known for its support of academics, the arts and athletics.

We invite you to visit Whitehall and see why so many call this place home.

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