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Borough Office 610-863-4119
Manager 610-863-1822
Police 610-863-6704
Sewer 610-863-5422
Street 610-863-9605
Park 610-863-9249
Zoning & Code 610-863-1821
Tax Collector 610-863-9487
Animal Control 610-393-0223

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Welcome to the Borough of Pen Argyl. Pen Argyl Municipal Building is located at 11 N. Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl, PA 18072 Pen Argyl, a town of 3600 residents, is located in Northampton County, PA, and is near Routes 33 and 80 at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain and the Appalachian Trail. Our community began in 1853 when Joseph Kellow discovered slate. Pen Argyl received its name from a Welsh word meaning “head” and from the Anglo-Saxon word “argylite” meaning slate rock. With the influx of quarrymen from Cornwall, England, the town began to grow and was incorporated in 1882 and became part of the area known as the Slate Belt. Currently there is still one slate quarry that is still in operation. The quarrymen and their families brought with them the baking of “pasties”, a beef meat pie, which was the popular food to take to work in the quarries. Pasties can still be bought today at Mr. Pasties located in Pen Argyl. Today Pen Argyl is known for its historic Dentzel carousel which is housed at Weona Park. This carousel was purchased in 1923 and is one of the few remaining Dentzel carousels that has stationary wooden animals. The carousel is open for rides during the summer park season.

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  • Calendar Notice

    All meetings at Borough Hall unless otherwise noted. To obtain further information, please use the contact form above.

Special Notices


    These Special Notices are non regularly scheduled events. Weather conditions and other seasonal notices will be fond here.

  • Senator Scavello Roundtables
    On Saturday September 26th, Senator Mario Scavello will host two “Political Digest” Legislative Roundtables to answer constituents’ questions and concerns regarding issues in Harrisburg and the 40th Senatorial District. Senator Scavello encourages all residents to attend. The roundtables will be held at the Slate Belt Knights of Columbus (1680 W. Bangor Avenue, Bangor) at 9 AM and at the Hanover Township Community Center (3660 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem) at 12pm. Refreshments will be provided. “Events like these allow me the opportunity to hear directly from constituents of the 40th District regarding the issues they care about most,” Scavello said. “I look forward to meaningful discussion both on current issues and issues that need to be addressed in the future.” To RSVP, please contact Senator Scavello’s Northampton County District Office at 610-863-1200. State Sen. Mario Scavello represents the 40th Senate District, serving residents of Northampton and Monroe Counties.

    Treesmiths will be in the areas of S. Main St, Flory Ave, Railroad Ave, Steven Jackson and Mary Mt Estates from 9/8 on doing pruning around electrical wires for First Energy.

    Halloween Trick or Treat
    Trick or Treat to be held on Sunday, October 25th from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.