City Revitalization and Improvement Zone (CRIZ)
Tamaqua is the first borough in the state's "CRIZ" job-growth program, serving as a pilot for other communities across the Commonwealth. The program allows Tamaqua to leverage state tax dollars by reinvesting them in underutilized real estate, to attract development, to encourage local business expansion, and to create new jobs. This program is operated by the state Department of Revenue. Learn more now. Any business or non-profit that pays state payroll tax and is located in the designated CRIZ zone, is required to complete a simple online form during tax time. This ensures that all local tax dollars may be reinvested.
Tamaqua Public Library
Located at 30 S Railroad Street, the library is typically open Monday through Saturday (see hours now) and offers free wifi, inter-library loan, online services, public access computers, photocopy and fax services, DVDs and audio books.
- A letter from a physician stating need
- A copy of his or her car registration for the vehicle to be used in the spot
- A $25 application fee, which must be renewed annually
The Parking and Traffic Committee will review applications and issue decisions. Spaces are limited to two per block unelss parking is one side only, or in special circumstances.
Code Red Emergency Alerts
Sign up for important alerts such as hydrant flushing or state of emergency warnings. Alerts may be sent by email, text, or a recording to your phone--or all three.
The Tamaqua Community Arts Center
The Tamaqua Community Arts Center serves as a performance venue, art studio, instructional workshop and resource for a broad variety of creative uses on behalf of everyone in the region. The mission of the Arts Center is to provide sustainable and inclusive educational opportunities and a safe place to participate, appreciate, create, and learn about the performing and the fine arts. Learn more now.
Tamaqua Artist in Residence Program (TAIR)
The TAIR program aims to develop an arts district for the enrichment of the Tamaqua community. TAIR provides an artist with studio space to facilitate the creation and display of his or her art. TAIR is powered by volunteers from the Tamaqua community.
Discount Pool Passes
Courtesy of the John E. Morgan Charitable Foundation, residents of Tamaqua may purchase a season pool pass for the discount price of $10 per person. Passes for individuals outside the school district cost $100. View the 2016 pool pass application now. Passes are delivered with payment and proof of residency (driver's license or utility bill) to the Borough Office or by mail using photocopies of proof of residency.
Pay Your Bill Online
Coming soon, this online service allows you to view your water, sewer, or refuse bill and pay online. Nominal fee covers surcharge only--the borough makes no funds from this service. In the meantime, payments cannot be made by phone, but can be made in person or by mail, or by using the mail-drop found at the front doors of the Municipal Building at 320 East Broad Street, Tamaqua.
Lehigh Carbon Community College: The Morgan Success Scholarship
Each year the John E. Morgan Foundation funds up to full tuition (after other grants and scholarships are received) for Tamaqua Area High School seniors who attend LCCC. Students must apply for admission to LCCC and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Form before April 1. Eligibility is limited to students who have attended Tamaqua Area High School for a minimum of two years prior to graduation. Learn more now.
Special Morgan Scholarship - Beyond LCCC
The John E. Morgan Foundation offer one or more scholarships each academic year of up to $10,000 to a student(s) of Tamaqua High School, to be applied toward the student’s tuition at an approved college, university, graduate, professional, trade, business or technical school or other post-secondary educational institution. This is separate from the LCCC Morgan Scholarship and can be renewed for up to 5 years. Contact the Morgan Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more at least six months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the scholarship is to be applied.
Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program
The goal of the rehab loan program is to maintain overall home values in local neighborhoods and reduce blight by providing low- and moderate-income home owners with modest loans to install or fix sidewalks and/or to address major code and safety issues, with a priority on home heating systems and roofs. Loans also are available for residents of any income level for sidewalk loans. Please contact Mary Linkevich with questions and review the Housing Rehabilitation Loan Program Guidelines, which are available upon request.