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.

Watsontown Borough

Physical address:  318 Main Street

Mailing address:  P.O. Box 273

Watsontown, PA 17777


Borough Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 7 am to 5 pm

Friday 7 am to 4 pm

News & Announcements

DPW Foreman

Watsontown Borough is seeking applicants for a Department of Public Works Foreman. This position has multiple roles including the direct supervision of DPW staff, maintenance, repair, and operation of Borough owned property, equipment, and utilities, and the coordination of daily work activities. The successful applicant will demonstrate good organization skills, have the ability to prioritize projects, and exhibit a service orientation toward people. Previous supervisory experience in Public Works or similar field is required. The successful applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Pennsylvania CDL within 6 months of employment. 

Please send resumes to Watsontown Borough, PO Box 273, Watsontown, PA 17777 by October 22, 2018. Salary is negotiable and based on qualifications. An excellent benefit package is included with the position.    


Halloween Parade & Hours

Halloween 2018 will be observed on Wednesday, October 31st from 

6:30 to 8:30 pm.  WABA’s Annual Halloween Parade on Elm Street will form at the

8th Street  Park at 6pm, move down Elm Street & end at the 

Watsontown Memorial Park.  The Borough will observe trick or treat hours from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.


Yard Debris
The Borough refuse contract indicates the use of a maximum 33 gallon garbage can. Just as with household trash, any yard waste MUST be in NO larger than a 32 gallon trash bag. Don't forget to purchase your stickers at the Borough Office.

***Upcoming Meetings***

Watsontown Council Meeting

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. 

Watsontown Borough Committee Workshop

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

These meetings are held in Council Chambers.


Planning Commission Meeting

The next Planning Commission Meeting has scheduled for October 15, 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Borough Code


Residents now have access to Watsontown Borough Ordinances !!!

Click on the link below for full access.


2018 Budget

2018 LST Tax Forms

2018 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Procedures

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

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