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

2018 Spring Clean up Days !!!




April 23rd & 24th - West side of Railroad tracks

April 25th & 26th - 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 WON’T BE ACCEPTED:  Building materials, batteries, grass clippings, chemicals, spoiled foodstuff, garbage, flammable materials, metal/plastic barrels, burn barrels, mattresses and bed springs, 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 & any other device (mouse) that provides input or output from the computer.

REGULATIONS PROHIBIT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:  Computers, refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners or ANY item that may contain FREON.  The Borough reserves the right to REJECT any and 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.


***Upcoming Meetings***

Watsontown Borough Council Meeting

Monday, April 9, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m. 

Watsontown Borough Committee Workshop


Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.

These meetings are held in Council Chambers.

Planning Commission Meeting

The next Planning Commission Meeting has scheduled for April 16, 2018 at 7:30 pm.


Local Income Tax Return and Instructions

Keystone Collections is Watsontown's local income tax collector.

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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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