Monroe County, Pennsylvania
The burning of leaves and garbage is NOT permitted in Polk Township.
Route 209 (Interchange Road) Kresgeville Bridge Construction will continue to approx. December 2018. Please plan accordingly and take a different route if possible.
Below are links for downloading common homeowner and tenant information and forms.
New Solid Waste Permits are now available to purchase at the office. They are due by April 15, 2018. They are still $90.00 and can be purchased with cash or a check
As required by Chapter 7-A of Act 44 of 2009 the Municipal Pension Plan Funding and Recovery Act
If you have not received your current tax bill, please check your mailing address. Postal services can no longer deliver mail to the old postal addresses. To change your address with the assessment office please print the address change form and mail to the assessment office.
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. On 3/3/18 electric, landlines, internet & cell phones were all down. 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.
Parks & Recreation News
The Polk Township Nature Park will be closed due to storm damage until further notice.
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
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 $90 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.
Parks & Recreation
Polk Township is looking for members that enjoy getting involved and making a difference to join in our new Parks & Recreation Committee!! For more information please contact the township office at 610-681-5376
*Polk Township will be closed on Monday November 12, 2018 in observance of Veteran's Day.
*Polk Township will be closed on Thursday, November 22 for Thanksgiving.
*Community Tree Lighting at the Veteran's Memorial Park will be held on Sunday, December 9 at 6 pm. We ask that our community groups donate an ornament to display on our trees.
* NEW Spotted Lantern Fly information can be found here