FAQs

Quick Census Facts about the Borough

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about:
Garbage Pick-Up
Yard Sale/Garage Sale
Display Banner
Parades
Bake Sale
Marriage License
Health Department
Parking Tickets
Parking Permits
Parking Meters
Parking Lot Permits

Does the Borough provide garbage pick-up?
No, a property owner or tenant must enter into a private contract with a licensed trash hauler. The Borough does, however, provide curbside recycling pickup. For more information, contact the Recycling Center at 570-424-5170.

Do I need a permit for a yard/garage sale?
Yes, the fee is $5 for the permit and you may have the sale two consecutive days and also select a rain date (i.e., if one of the original days is rained out, you may hold the sale an additional day on the rain date). No more than two sales shall be held at any one location in a calendar year.

Do I need a permit to put up a banner?
Yes, a permit is required with a cost of $25 for Borough residents and $100 for non-residents. A certificate of insurance is also required. There are two areas in the borough to hang banners. One is at Ninth Street at St. John’s Church and the other is on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets.

Do I need a permit to have a parade?
Yes, you must submit a letter stating the date, route, time and a certificate of insurance must accompany the letter.

Do I need a permit to have a bake sale?
Yes, you must fill out the application at the Borough Office with the date, location and time of sale, but there is not a charge for a bake sale.

Do I obtain a marriage license from the borough?
No, all marriage licenses are obtained through the Monroe County Courthouse. You may call the courthouse at 570-420-3400.

Is the Borough the Department of Health?
No, although we do have a Health Officer for matters within the Borough, the State operates the Department of Health and can be reached at 570-424-3020.

Where can I pay for a parking ticket I received?
You may drop your payment in a U.S. Post Office Box or drop it in the Payment Drop Box outside the municipal building at the curb on North Seventh Street. You may also come to the municipal building and pay for your ticket at the front desk of the Borough Office. Please pay by check or money order and include the ticket number on your form of payment. This way, you will have proof of payment should you need to research payments you have made in the past.

When are residential parking permits enforced?
The residential parking permits are enforced Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Do I have to put money in meters on Saturday?
Yes, metered parking is enforced Monday through Saturday. The hours of enforcement are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Does the Borough sell municipal parking lot permits?
Yes, we sell quarterly permits in lots 2, 3, 4 and 5. Lot 2 is located off of Ann Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets and this is where our parking deck is located. Lot 3 is located on the south side of Main Street between Seventh and Eight Streets. Lot 4 is located on the corner of Fifth and Sarah Streets. Lot 5 is located behind the buildings on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth Streets off Bank Alley.

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