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    A True "American Home Town"

Hello and welcome to Orwigsburg!

A Great Place to Live, Work and Play

The Borough of Orwigsburg is small town America. One of our major strengths as a community is our small-town charm in a fast-paced environment. With only 3106 residents, many families have known each other for generations. The local economy is strong, and local crime is low. Infrastructure is maintained and operational with a proximity of a roads network to PA Route 61, Interstate 78 and Interstate 81. 

Orwigsburg is a great Pennsylvania community. It has a strong and dedicated work force, the residents are caring and supportive of each other, and it seems that even Father Time moves at a more relaxed pace.


JULY Council Meeting will be held at the Veterans Memorial Hall on July 8th at 7:00 PM.

ANNOUNCEMENT for Ridgeview residents: Tentatively, the work will start at approximately 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning with sweeping; followed by the application of a tack coat on the southern portion of North Ridgeview Drive. This will be followed by the leveling course starting around 7:00 a.m.; going from South Liberty Street and extending along North Ridgeview Drive. They will make two passes to cover the whole width of the street. The wearing course is anticipated to follow the same sequence.                                                            06/29/2020

Our  Orwigsburg Borough Community

"It's the duty and responsibility of council, our police department, fire department and Borough employees to support and keep our citizens safe during this global crisis and unprecedented time.  Everyone has heard numerous times in the past few weeks on how to stay healthy and safe.

PLEASE--stay in and respect what the health professionals are suggesting which is social distancing, washing your hands frequently and limiting your outside travel on to essential businesses.

Remember, stay centered, stay positive, stay calm and stay indoors.

Rick Bubeck; Borough Council President"                                                               March 2020

Meeting Time Change Starting February 2020 all Council meeting will start at 7:00 PM. The first and second Wednesday on the month                                                     January 2020

June 23, 2020


Fabric items are restricted at this time

The Orwigsburg Borough Office will be Closed 

During this time of crisis, the health and well-being of our customers, employees and community is our top priority. We understand the concern you may be experiencing surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers and employees as the situation evolves. We are taking the following precautions to keep the Borough operational.

 The Borough of Orwigsburg will continue to deliver essential services to residents throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, starting today the Borough Office will be closed to non-essential persons to protect employee and community health.

Staff will be at the office and will be available to answer calls and messages Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

During this time, we intend to provide continuous operations throughout the crisis. The following services remain operational:

  • All emergency services including Police 
  • Fire, Emergency Medical Emergency Response to weather events 
  • Refuse and recycling collection will continue unless a warranted stoppage occurs. 
  • Water and sewer plants will remain staffed and operational

    The following facilities and operations will be closed until further notice:

  • The Borough Offices 
  • Borough Parks, fields and recreation centers will be closed to external functions; rentals will still continue on a case-by-case basis, with no more than 10 people.

We will continue to monitor the situation and take whatever steps we can to mitigate the spread and impact of the corona-virus.

Contact Information

Police: 570-366-3101 as always, if it is an emergency, dial 911

Water/Sewer: 570-657-0115

Borough: 570-366-3103

For more information: The President's Guidelines For America

The Borough will return to normal operation when his crisis has passed.

Thank you for your understanding as we attempt to limit the spread of the virus.

The Borough will return to normal operation when this crisis has passed. Thank you for your understanding as we attempt to limit the spread of the virus. March 2020


Payment can be made by: Check, Money Order or Online

  • Placing your payment in the box attached to the front of the building
  • Postal mailing
  • Online

(The Borough office is not excepting cash payments during the COVID-19 pandemic)


"The United States flags at the Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Hall and on Centre Square have been replaced through the generosity of the Captain Jason B. Jones Foundation. The Orwigsburg Borough gratefully acknowledges the presentation and strongly encourages community residents' support of the foundation's mission."

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See the public calendar for:

  • Sanitation Dept. Schedule
  • Public Meeting Schedule
  • Borough Events Schedule

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