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21 Locust Street / Macungie, Pa 18062 / 610-966-2503 / Fax: 610-966-2788
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The Borough of Macungie is accepting employment applications for a Part-Time Seasonal Employee with the Public Works Department, working up to 40 hours/per week, May through September at the rate of $10/hr. Valid PA driver’s license and pre-employment drug screening are required. Knowledge of lawn care and towing experience preferred.

Employment applications can be obtained at the Borough Office, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, PA, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday or here. Deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m. April 30, 2019. The Borough of Macungie is an equal opportunity employer.


Macungie Borough will be accepting bids for Curbside Leaf Collection, as described in the Bidding Documents, until 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2019 at Macungie Borough Hall, 21 Locust Street, Macungie, Pennsylvania.
Legal Advertisement
Instructions to Bidders and Terms and Conditions
Specifications for Leaf Collection
Zoning Map


Friends of the Emmaus Public Library are hosting a Books-N-Beer fundraising event on March 20, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Yergey’s Brewing, 518 Bank Street, Emmaus, PA. Tickets are available at the Emmaus Public Library for $10.00, beginning February 2, 2019. For more information, contact the Emmaus Library at (610) 965-9284 or see their flyer.


The Friends of the Macungie Institute is hosting an all inclusive Spring Blooms Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens & Mendenhall Inn, on April 17, 2019. For more information see their flyer or contact Tim Brown at (610) 966-7830.


Permits for the Borough of Emmaus Municipal Compost Facility are now available at the Borough of Macungie, Town Hall, at a cost of $20.00 each. For more information click here.


At their November 05, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 2018-05,Amending Chapter 329, Vehicles and Traffic, Article III, Parking Regulations, by adding parking restrictions along Village Walk Drive in Section 329-29.A. Medium or Heavy Trucks and/or Truck Tractors or Trailers are not permitted to park on either side of Village Walk Drive.
adopted Ordinance


At their November 05, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance No. 2018-06, adding a new Chapter 267 to the Macungie Borough Code of Ordinances, Residential Rental Ordinance, regulating Residential Rental Unit occupancy and provide for the registration and inspection of such units and penalties for noncompliance.
adopted Ordinance, with attachments
Residential Rental License Application
Residential Rental License Update Information


At their August 06, 2018 meeting, Borough Council voted to adopt Ordinance 2018-02 Amending Chapter 274 of The Macungie Borough Code of Ordinance, Sewers, by Adding a New Section 274-33.1.

Building Sewer Inspections will be required upon the transfer/conveyance of ownership of a property, when there is a change in use or if suspected issues are noticed when the Borough performs rehabilitation and/or replacement work on the Borough’s sewer line, which the property’s building sewer is connected.

A Master Licensed Plumber will be required to conduct the work, and submit a video and Sewer Lateral Video Inspection Report
to the Borough of Macungie.

Macungie Volunteer Fire Department is looking for volunteers to be part of their team.

Click HERE to view pamphlet for more information and how to volunteer in the Fire Department.

Nixle is a notification system to keep you up to date with relevant information about the Borough, such as when snow emergencies are called.

Click HERE to sign up. Don't forget to sign up for the Borough Notification System (SWIFT911).

To view the monthly police report, click HERE

Welcome To Macungie Borough

Macungie is a Lenape Indian phrase signifying "The feeding place of the Bears" or, as it was translated by the early Pennsylvania German immigrants, "Baere Schwamm" (fertile meadow of the bears). The Macungie region was first settled by Pennsylvania German immigrants around the year 1735. The village of Millerstown, now the Borough of Macungie, was established in 1776 by Peter Miller of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, when he purchased 150 acres of land along a King's Highway in what was then a portion of Northampton County.

On November 15, 1857, the village of Millerstown was incorporated as a borough. In 1875, the borough was renamed Macungie. Macungie (pronounced ma-CUN-gee) is the second oldest borough in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The Borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile.

Please feel free to contact us with your inquiries.

Macungie Circa 1893
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