The Borough of Lehighton is situated upon the western bank of the Lehigh River, in southern Carbon County, Pennsylvania.  Originally settled by the German Moravian Brothers as Gnaden Huetten (Cabins of Grace), the Lehigh River provided easy transportation for the early settlers and, indeed, throughout much of the early life of the current Borough.  The Lehigh River, with its source of water power, encouraged the development of many early industries, including: Silk and lace mills, a Meat-packing house, a Shirt factory, Automatic-press works, Railroad car shops, Stoneworks, and Foundries.

Throughout much of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the railroad made it easy for businessmen to get their products to major markets.  For many years, the Lehigh Valley Railroad had a major repair facility in Lehighton.  The Lehigh Valley Railroad was the major employer in the area for several decades, employing several thousand workers at the repair facilities or operating and maintaining the railroad.

As is true of many of our nation's smaller towns, the coming of the "Mall" deflated the local economy, and resulted in many smaller stores closing.  The attraction of suburban living also encouraged many former Borough residents to re-locate.

Today, the Borough of Lehighton stands at an exciting cross-road in its future. A group of local business men and women, along with a some interested residents have gotten together to try and revitalize the borough’s downtown business district. The group is working on different projects to get the community involved in their town by hosting various community events.They are also holding other events to raise funds for the redevelopment and rebirth of the town. Please, become involved and become active! You may visit the Lehighton Downtown Initiative Committee at

Welcome to the Borough!!  We welcome you as visitors, as business owners, and as residents.  Please do not hesitate to contact for further information concerning our fair Borough.


Borough Hall
1 Constitution Avenue
Lehighton, PA 18235

(610) 377.4002

Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm

Police Number
(610) 377-4003


Volunteers Wanted
    Lehighton Borough Council is
    accepting letters of interest
    for letters of interest for the
    Lehighton Parks and Recreation

    The board shall serve as an
    advisory board to Council,
    recommend and host organized
    recreation programs and plan
    community events and
    fundraisers. Residency is
    required. A full copy of the
    ordinance establishing
    the new board can be obtained
    at Borough Hall.

    Letters of interest can be
    submitted in the Borough
    Secretary's office.

150th Sesquicentennial

    For all Sesquicentennial
    Events and Forms, please
    please click Sesquicentennial
    Celebration Logo on the
    Home Page

    Dropping off Used COOKING
    \ MOTOR OIL is No longer
    accepted at the Public Works

    NEVER drop off containers of
    cannot dispose of them.

2016 Pool Flyer
The 2016 pool flyer is available
    on the Recreation page

Download the 2016
      Garbage Calendar:      (2016GarbageCalendar.pdf)

Download the 2016
      Garbage Ordinance:      (2016GarbageCalendar.pdf)

Vacant Seats
    There is a vacant seat on
    the Zoning Hearing Board
    and Lehigh Canal Commission.

    To be considered for these
    vacancies, you MUST be a
    resident of Lehighton Borough

    Letters of interest can be
    submitted in the Borough
    Secretary's office.

Local Tax / EIT Forms
    These forms can be found on
    Berkheimer Tax Administrator .

    Lehighton Borough Residents:
    PSD Code is 130203.

    Berheimer EIT Form (.pdf)