Watsontown Borough

Northumberland County Pennsylvania

Welcome to Watsontown

Watsontown is a borough of about 2,255 residents located in Northumberland County, in central Pennsylvania. Situated along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the primary transportation route in the 1700's & 1800's, Watsontown grew as a transportation hub that spurred settlement & building of mills & businesses.  Today, Watsontown has historic homes, manufacturing enterprises & access to recreation along the Susquehanna River & forests of central Pennsylvania.

Borough Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 7 am to 5 pm

Friday 7 am to 4 pm


News & Announcements

2017 Watsontown Borough Clean Up Days

April 24th & 25th - West side of Railroad tracks

April 26th & 27th - East side of Railroad tracks


Each street will be covered only ONCE. All items must be placed at the CURB. NO collections in alleys. ALL items must be boxed, bagged or placed in containers and may not weigh more than 50 POUNDS. Paint and roof cement cans or similar items will only be accepted if they contain NO LIQUIDS (all lids must be loose).


THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:  Building materials, batteries, grass clippings, chemicals, spoiled foodstuff, garbage, flammable materials,  metal/plastic barrels, burn barrels, mattresses, motor oil, tires, plaster, blocks and bricks.   The Covered Device Recycling Act also prohibits the disposal of computers, televisions, laptops, printers, notebooks, computer monitors, keyboards and any other device that provides input or output from the computer.


REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:  Computers, refrigerators, freezers & air conditioners or ANY item that may contain FREON.  The Borough reserves the right to REJECT any & all of these items. The property owner will then be responsible for their immediate disposal. The Borough reserves the right to NOT collect any excessive amounts from any one property, (excessive is more than one pickup load). This is a benefit to all Borough Residents. 

Please adhere to the rules listed above so that the Borough may continue to offer this valuable service in the future.


Sesquicentennial Sales

The Watsontown Sesquicentennial Committee will be selling sub coupons at Lingle's Bi-Lo on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  They will also be collecting donations for the Sesquecentennial celebration to be held in August 2017.  Thank you for your continued support to celebrate 

Watsontown's 150th anniversary.


Hoagie Sale to benefit the Sesquicentennial Celebration

The Watsontown Sesquicentennial Committee

is selling SUB coupons to be redeemed at

SUBLICIOUS Subs in Milton (South Gate Plaza).

The coupons are $6 & redeemable for ONE 6 inch sub:



They are redeemable the month of April 2017

Coupons may be purchased at:  B&E Antiques, First National Bank

(3rd Street) or from any committee member.  For more information, please call 570-538-1939.


***Upcoming Meetings***

Watsontown Borough Council Meeting


Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

Watsontown Borough Committee Meeting

Monday, April 24, 2017 @ 7:00 p.m.

These meetings are held in Council Chambers.

Kelsey's Dream 5K - Saturday, March 25, 2017

       Chief Rodney Witherite and Sampson 

March Sesquicentennial Mailing

Property Tax/Rent Rebate Information

Emergency Information Requested

Press Release & Application

2017 Budget

Planning Commission Meeting

A Planning Commission Meeting will be held on

April 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers.

All are welcome.


2017 LST Forms

2017 Meeting Schedule

Sesquicentennial Meeting

Watsontown Borough will be celebrating it's 150th 

anniversary in 2017. The next meeting has been scheduled for April 18, 2017 at 7 pm in Council Chambers.  

All are invited to attend.


Meeting Procedures

Watsontown Borough
318 Main Street - Watsontown, PA 17777
570.538.1000(v) - 570.538.3353(f)

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