The Tamaqua Borough is proud to serve more than 7,000 residents.  We welcome businesses and visitors to our community.

If you have any questions, please call us at 570.668.0300 or email

For any zoning or code questions, you can now call that department directly at 570.578.0165.

Pool pass applications for the 2021 season can be picked up at the Tamaqua Post Office, Tamaqua Public Library, Fegley's Mini Mart, Our Family Mini Mart or can also be printed by clicking here. For complete requirements and instructions, please read our entry under our News tab by clicking here. The Tamaqua Borough office is closed to the public (see notice below), but completed applications can be dropped off in the mail slot.

Due to Election Day on Tuesday, May 18th., the Borough Building will ONLY be open for voting purposes.  The staff will be working from home.  You can email if you need assistance that day.  The Borough Council meeting will be moved to Wednesday, May 19th. in person at 7 p.m.  It will be preceeded by a Public Hearing for CDBG at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, see the entry for CDBG hearing under our News tab.

We will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 31st.

Office Hours:  Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  We are closed to the public.  You can still contact us for any questions or services via the above phone number or email address as well as message us on Facebook.  We have a mail slot available at our front door for dropping off payments or correspondence. Payments can also be made online via the link at the bottom left of this homepage or simply mail your payment. 

To see a list of postponed or cancelled meetings, Zoom meeting information and any other updates, please see our NEWS page. 

Borough Council has approved a Tamaqua Dines Out Program to increase outdoor seating for dining.  For more information, click here. The program has been extended until further notice.

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For Sidewalk Repair Loan Program info click here....program can end without notice.  Ask about the Home Rehab Loan Program as well by emailing

C.R.I.Z. (City Revitalization and Improvement Zone) Info: FAQs click here / Guidlines click here or click on and for more information. If your business is located in the CRIZ, an annual report must be done by June 15th. To file, either you or your tax preparer can log on to: (Click on “NIZ/CRIZ Report” on the menu on the left.)  CRIZ meetings are open to the public and scheduled the first and third Monday of the month at 6 p.m. via Zoom.  The first of the two meetings can be cancelled monthly, so please call the office at 570.668.0300 to check on any cancellations.  Zoom information will always be posted on our Facebook page and here via our News tab.

Important info from FEMA can be found via:

Recyling Reminder for Wednesday Pick Up:  Cardboard should be placed with your recycling. It is not to be put out for trash collection. It is single-stream recycling.

Annual Water Quality Report for 2020