Labor Day Holiday Garbage and Recycling Schedule

The Borough Office will be closed on Labor Day Monday, September 6th. Garbage pick up for Monday will be on Tuesday. Tuesday's pick up will be on Wednesday. Recycling will be MOVED to Saturday. There will be NO change for Thursday and Friday's garbage pick up.

Help Wanted - Part Time Police

Tamaqua Police Dept. is seeking qualified, part-time police officers. Applicants must be MPOETC certified. Hourly pay is $17.00 and $20.00 for holidays. Contact…

Help Wanted - Code Official




Borough of Tamaqua, Schuylkill Co., pop. 7,100, is accepting applications for a full-time Code Official for enforcement of UCC codes, planning, zoning, health & other ordinances. PA UCC Building Code Official certification and/or prior experience preferred.…

Help Wanted - Borough Secretary/Treasurer




Borough of Tamaqua, Schuylkill Co., pop. 7,100, is seeking a full-time Borough Secretary/Treasurer. Accounting, AP/AR, Payroll, HR experience preferred. Salary negotiable. Contact: Borough of Tamaqua, 320 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, PA 18252. Phone 570-668-3444.


H. D. Buehler Memorial Pool Closing Date for the 2021 Season

The last day for the 2021 season at the H.D. Buehler Memorial Pool (a.k.a.the Bungalow) will be on Sunday, August 22nd. If you have any questions, you can call the pool at 570.668.6851.

Zoning Hearing Board Meeting Scheduled

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Tamaqua will conduct a hearing at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

BY ORDER OF:                                                                                                                                                           


NEPA Announces Opening Day to Apply for CDBG Grant

Applications are being taken starting Monday, August 2nd. for the Schuylkill County CDBG grants.  For more information please call Stephen Ursich at 570-891-4649 or

Apply online via the link here:


HARC Meeting



Notice is hereby given that the Tamaqua Borough Historic Architectural Review Commission meeting will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. at the Tamaqua Municipal Building, 320 East Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA  18252.   


Gregory Kurtz Jr., BCO


Tamaqua Borough CAC (Citizen's Advisory Committee) Rehab Loan Programs

Unable to obtain a loan for necessary sidewalk or home repairs?  The Borough's CAC (Citizens Advisory Committee) may be able to help.  Ask about the Sidewalk Repair Loan Program information or the Home Rehab Loan Program by emailing  Both programs can end without notice.

“We keep hearing about this “CRIZ”…what is it?”

CRIZ in a nutshell…

CRIZ stands for “City Revitalization and Improvement Zone”.  It is a designated list of parcels of up to 130 acres that have been earmarked to stimulate development of that area.  In Pennsylvania, these “city” zones have been set up in Lancaster and in Bethlehem.  Tamaqua has been very fortunate to continue to be a “pilot” program for CRIZ.  Since Tamaqua is not a city,…