Solid Waste Permit Holders: We will re-open for recycling on Saturday May 30, 2020. All permit holders will be required to wear a mask and allow room between yourself and others. You will only be allowed 1 trip and please only come on your scheduled day to use the facility with the vehicle your permit is on. Your recycling must be clean and sorted!!!  Please be patient and courteous, there are 1,300 Polk Township residents that use this facility!!!

Solid waste permits will also be available to be put on at the Township Building starting Saturday May 30, 2020. You must wear a mask. You willneed your vehicle registration. We are only allowing 1 person in the building at a time.  Please remain outside until the person before you has exited. We will be open all week for permits from 9-11 and 1-3 weather permitting

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

Welcome to Polk Township

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.

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

Due to the pandemic, Polk Township will limit business to URGENT matters ONLY. Please call or email the Township prior to coming to the office. Your request will be answered in a timely matter. 
Office: 610-681-5376

Helpful Links about the Coronavirus -

Declaration of Disaster Emergency.pdf

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

The Zoning Officer will be available Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 8 am - 2 pm for phone calls and emails only 


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.

Monroe County, Pennsylvania          610-681-5376