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.

Helpful Links about the Coronavirus - 


Declaration of Disaster Emergency.pdf

Bear Road will be closed starting Wednesday June 23 until approximately July 7. Please plan accordingly and avoid the area.

Current News

Property Tax Relief Provisions for 2020  Resolution 4 of 2020.pdf

*** Please read prior before making any real estate tax payments for 2020

GIlbert Road between Route 209 and Mill Pond Road will be closed down to single lane of traffic for approximately 2 months for bridge repair work. Please be cautious and plan accordingly 

Welcome to Polk Township

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

Eric Reagle has completed his Eagle Scout project at Polk Township. Eric built and erected bat boxes and bird house and placed trail markers along the trails of our Nature Park and our Walking Park. Make sure to look for them the next time you are out and about enjoying our parks!!

We will be closed on Monday July 5th in observance of Independence Day. We will be open July 6th normal business hours.

The Veteran's Memorial would like to share part of their Memorial Day Ceremony for those who could not attend. We hope you enjoy!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CvXx0hK8_zqAfA6wTbTSwtP3i1lGpzsP/view?usp=sharing

Mill Pond Bridge Replacement will be starting tentatively on April 19th and will be closed for approximately 5 months for bridge reconstruction project over Pohopoco Creek. A posted detour will be in place. Please plan accordingly and avoid the area if possible and leave extra time to get where you are going 

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.

Memorial Day Video conducted by the Polk Township Veterans Committee


If you own a Short Term Rental Property please read the ordinance and an application will be required to fill out prior to additional rentals 

Short Term Rental - Ordinance 5 of 2020.pdf

Use this link to access new ordinances, meeting agendas, and up to date meeting minutes


Monroe County, Pennsylvania          610-681-5376