Welcome to Polk Township

Snowstorms, Flooding, Wind Events, Fires

Loss of Heat, Loss of water, Loss of electricity, Water damage
Are You READY ? * Are You PREPARED ?
The Township continues to experience an increasing number of residents who are not prepared for emergency events. Safety on roadways is the Township’s first priority. The recycle center & transfer station cannot be opened until the area is safe for foot traffic. There is NO FEE to bring extra garbage the next time you come to the center, if we were CLOSED. The yearly sign-up sheet states that you should call the Township first before coming with garbage due to inclement weather.DO NOT venture out and about, when you know the situation is dangerous. Do you keep large containers of water in your home ready to flush toilets? Do you have flashlights with batteries that work? Do you store bottled drinking water? Do you have stored food that does not need to be cooked? Do you boil water in a large pot, cover with towels, and place it in a styrofoam container? Do you have medical supplies on hand?
Do you fill prescriptions 1 week in advance? If using a secondary heat source, is it ready? Do you have a pump if you live in a flood area? Do you call neighbors to see if they need help? Do you keep important papers in one spot, if you need to leave your home? Do you have a family emergency plan? You can obtain an emergency checklist in the office.

Polk Township will be closed on January 20, 2020 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on January 21, 2020. 

Adopted nuisance ordinance for 2019 can be found here - 

Nuisance Ordinance - Ordinance 5 of 2019.pdf

Below are links for downloading common homeowner and tenant information and forms.  

Monroe County, Pennsylvania          610-681-5376  

Just a friendly reminder to Polk Township residents - you may need a permit for that summer project you are starting!! Some of the projects that require a permit are pools, decks, sheds, roofs, additions, and other home improvements. Please stop in or call our zoning officer if you have questions if your project requires a permit. Our zoning officer, Justin Burker, can be reached Monday - Friday from 8am to 3:30pm at 610-681-5376. A double fee penalty may be issued for not obtaining a permit!! Zoning fees and applications can be found online under permit applications & fees

Homeowner, Landlord and Tenant Information


Brush Fire Season is upon us!! Please help our Volunteer fire company out by not burning leaves and garbage!!

Think before you burn!!​​

The burning of leaves and garbage is NOT permitted in Polk Township

After the hard work of our road crew, our Nature Park is open and ready for visitors!! Stop by to check it out!!

Current News

Polk Township is located in the southwestern corner of Monroe County and consists of 30.8 square miles.  The Land of Polk Township has a diversified amount of landscaping, from rolling hills of forest to flat pastures, to our local homes and businesses.  Polk Township serves residency for approximately 8,000 people.​ Polk Township was founded in 1846 and was named after our 11th president of the United States of America, James K. Polk. The first school was built in Kresgeville in 1825. The first post office was established in Kresgeville in 1845. Residents of Polk Township are eligible to participate in using the solid waste and recycling facilities at a cost of $100 per a year, or they can use a private waste hauler. Residents are also responsible to acquire and obtain permits for projects such as pools, roofs, fences, decks, additions, sheds, blacktopping driveways and others. Please call the township office to inquire if your project needs a permit before starting.

As required by Chapter 7-A of Act 44 of 2009 the Municipal Pension Plan Funding  and Recovery Act

Short Term Rental Agreement

short term rental agreement.pdf

NEW!! Spotted Lantern Fly Information - Spotted Lantern Fly.docx

-  An invasive insect that is a threat to Monroe County's Agricultural community

-  How to recognize a Spotted Lantern Fly and what you can do to stop the spread of them

NEW Spotted Lantern Fly information can be found here

 Lantern Fly Nov.18.pdf        lanternfly-quarantine area.pdf