How Do I…?
How do I get a new recycling bucket?
Recycling Buckets are no longer available from the borough, but residents can obtain free decals to place on a container of their choice for disposal of recyclables.
How do I get rid of bulk items/white goods?
The Public Works Department offers a special collection every other Tuesday with the exception of Holidays. A maximum of four items will be collected for a minimum fee of $15.00, but the fee varies depending upon the items that are collected. The fee is non-refundable and only those items that are on the list will be collected. You must arrange and pay for a special collection no later than 3:00 PM the Monday before the collection.
The County collects hazardous materials on four days throughout the year. Please call or visit Borough Hall to determine the schedule.
How do I obtain a permit?
Permit applications can be obtained at Borough Hall or on the Codes and Forms page. Applications can be submitted in person at Borough Hall or via mail at 700 Summit Avenue. No application will be accepted without proof of insurance, the permit fee, and any necessary plans and specifications. Please see the detailed Borough Policies on this website on the Code Enforcement page for further information.
How do I find out if an address is in the Borough?
Call Borough Hall at 215-885-0700.
How do I find out who owns a property?
Call the Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds at 610-278-3000 or go to the Montgomery County website.
How do I begin a business?
In order to operated a business or rental property in the Borough, one must first complete a Zoning and Use Permit Application, which can be obtained at Borough Hall or on the Codes and Forms page. There is a $50.00 application fee. If the Zoning and Use Permit Application is approved, you may begin the process of opening your business.
How do I obtain a business license?
When an approved Zoning and Use Permit Application is mailed back to the applicant it will contain a Business License Application and a Business Privilege Tax Form. The Business License Application must be completed, and payment of the $10.00 license fee must be remitted immediately. The Business Privilege Tax Form must be completed, and the estimated tax due must be remitted, within forty (40) days of opening.