Palmer Municipal Operation Changes
In response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the Township will be temporarily changing some of its business practices and operations.
To maintain essential municipal operations and protect the health and safety of Township employees and residents, the Township will be closing Township buildings to the public, effective at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2020, until further notice.
Township staff will be available during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by phone or email to conduct routine business. A complete staff directory is available at: http://www.palmertwp.com/township-staff.html. The township’s general telephone number is 610-253-7191.
All payments (taxes, utility bills, and other) must be made electronically, by mail, or via the drop box in front of the municipal building. Please note on your envelope if you would like a paid receipt mailed to you. Due to these extraordinary circumstances, the Township has extended the tax filing due dates for Business Privilege Tax filings with Berkheimer Tax Associates and the June 3, 2020 Township Real Estate Tax deadline, until July 15, 2020.
Anyone needing to apply for a permit or submit plans, please contact the Permits/Code/Zoning Department (610-253-7191) to discuss appropriate fees and required plans.
If Township staff is required to enter a residence or business (for an inspection, for example), the staff reserves the right to ask questions regarding the health status of individuals in the building before scheduling an appointment. If the inspection is not urgent, we ask to consider rescheduling to a later date.
Public works, parks and sewer operations will continue as normal, at this time. However, the building will be closed to the public. Please call 610-253-2995 to schedule any appointments.
The Township’s recycling center on Hartley Avenue and the Township’s yard-waste center on Berks Street will be closed through April 6, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time. Curbside collection will continue as scheduled at this time.
The Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township is closed through April 6, 2020, pending further notice. Anyone that previously received a 2020 Pool Pass Renewal form, the completed forms with payment to Palmer Township can be mailed to: 4100 Green Pond Road, Palmer PA 18045. Families interested in signing up for the 2020 summer camp program, can do so by visiting: https://camppalmer.campbrainregistration.com/. Staff can be contacted at 610-252-2098 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Click here for guidelines on township recreation use.
The Palmer Township Police Department and Palmer Township Municipal Fire Department remain on duty and fully operational at all times.
Drivers/owners of vehicles involved in a reportable motor vehicle accident can purchase their report online at CRASHDOCS.ORG website. They will need the date of the accident and the police report number. For those that do not have the ability or technology to do so, they can request the report to our civilian staff at 610-253-5844 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM, mail a $15.00 check to the police department and a report will either be mailed via the USPS or emailed to the person making the request.
For non-reportable motor vehicle accident reports or incident reports, the drivers/owners/requestor can request a report to be either mailed by USPS or emailed to them by contacting our civilian staff at 610-253-5844 Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
Waste Management Notice
Waste Management has temporarily closed residential call centers to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). You may click here to read the Waste Management notice. At this time, there is no impact to your regularly scheduled residential collection service. Waste Management has temporarily suspended bulk item pickups until further notice. Click here to see their service announcement.
Use of Public Outdoor Areas
When using public outdoor areas for exercise, please comply with Federal Guidelines and maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Thank you.
ATTN: Small Business Owners
The Governor's Office and PA Department of Community and Economic Development (PA DCED) is collecting data from small businesses in order to fulfill the demand to request Small Business Administrations (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Businesses are to contact PA DCED via website or cal. Information is available by clicking here.
Sign Up for Xpress Bill Pay Today!
Palmer Township residents... are you weary of writing checks? Tired of wasting money buying stamps? Tired of having to run to the Municipal Building to pay a bill? Palmer Township has teamed up with Xpress Bill Pay to offer residents the ability to pay their bills online. This service is in response to customer requests for faster and more convenient online payment options.
The service will give residents the ability to view, track, and pay their Palmer Township Utility Bills through the secure Xpress Bill Pay website. Various payment options are available including credit and debit cards and electronic fund transfers. Customers can also setup automatic monthly payments, and once a history is established, view up to two years' history of their accounts.
You can click here or on the "Utility & Trash Payments button to the right to get started!
Palmer Athletic Association Suspending All Sports
The Palmer Athletic Association is suspending all sports activities until April 6. They will re-assess at that time.
Educate Yourself About the Coronavirus
The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control has all the information you need to know about protecting yourself from the Coronavirus. Please click here for information and additional website addresses you can visit.
2020 Brings New Utility Bills to Palmer Township Residents
Palmer Township updated the township utility bills and they are now arriving in our residents mailboxes. Please be aware of our new look. Click here to see what the new bills look like!
Please note: In the February edition of the Today's Palmer Newsletter that was mailed to township residents, it noted the "Don't Be A Victim" self defense seminar for April 4th. The date has been changed to April 11th, 1 to 3 PM. For information, please contact the Charles Chrin Community Center of Palmer Township at 610-252-2098.
Please Place Trash and Recycling Carts Out Early
We ask that residents place their trash and recycling carts curbside before 5:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. This allows for earlier collection, when needed, resulting from street construction projects or weather related events. Thank You!
2020 Curbside Collection Information
The 2020 Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection information is now available and has been mailed to residents homes. Click here for details.
A Message from Police Chief Palmer
The Palmer Township Police Department recently joined the Crimewatch Network to align our communication strategy with surrounding police agencies.
The process means we have switched to a new website and social media practices. We encourage you to visit our Crimewatch Portal and subscribe to receive notifications or download the Crimewatch Mobile Application for Apple or Android devices. The service is free. Click here to get to the Palmer Police Department Crimewatch page.
If you are interested in learning more about Crimewatch, visit: www.crimewatchpa.com.
We thank you in advance for your continued support in keeping our local community safe.
Larry Palmer, Chief of Police
Palmer Township Police Department