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Macungie Borough Council will conduct a public meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Macungie Institute, 510 E. Main Street, Macungie, PA. The purpose of this meeting is to present the plans for Phase 3 of the Main Street Streetscape Plan to the public and receive input.


Macungie Memorial Park is in need of volunteers to help with the 2019 events scheduled at the park. (You are welcome to volunteer for as many of the events as you like.)

Macungie Park is self-supporting and depends on events, volunteers and donations to keep the park, pool, playground, ball fields and bathrooms operable. Thank you for your help.


The Macungie V.F.W. Post No. 9264 will present the Annual Memorial Day events beginning on Sunday, May 26, 2019, at 10:15 a.m., with Graveside Memorial Services at various Cemetery locations. The events will then continue on Monday, May 27, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with a flag raising and wreath placing ceremony, parade, Memorial Day Program and Memorial service.

After the Vietnam Memorial Service concludes, everyone is invited back to the Macungie Veteran’s Association for free refreshments.

For more information, view the event flyer or contact the V.F.W. at 610-965-0372.


To help stop the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly, the state has issued a quarantine order requiring the inspection of all items moving within or out of the area, to prevent the pest from being transported to other areas. To learn more about the quarantine and how to be quarantine compliant, there are several resources available:

About the Spotted Lanternfly
Life Stages of the Spotted Lanternfly
How to Comply With the Quarantine Regulations
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
Tips for Handling Yard Waste
Resident Checklist


Out of Our Minds Art Studio we will hold its 1st Annual Chalk the Walk Macungie event on Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., at the Macungie Fire Company. They are looking for artist from 6 years old to adults, to show their artistic talents at this event. Cash prizes will be awarded. There are a limited number of sidewalk blocks available so sign up early! For more information see their flyer or contact Out of Our Minds Art Studio at (610) 762-5694 or artclasses@faidley.net.


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.


The Macungie Minstrelaires "The ABC's of Broadway", will be held on October 25 and November 1 at 8:00 p.m., October 26 and November 2 at 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Middle School. Portion of proceeds will to go to Lehigh Chapter of Blue Star Mothers. For more information, visit their website or call (610) 966-3145.


Electronics Recycling Day, at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar Street, Macungie PA, is scheduled for Saturday, November 09, 2019 from 9:00 am – Noon or until the trucks are full. This event is for Macungie Borough and Alburtis Borough Residents & Businesses Only. Photo identification may be required on the day of the event. Some fees may apply, depending on the item. For more information click here.



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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