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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Kingston Township’s local tax rate?

A: 1.55%

Q: What are the Administration hours?

A: Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

Q:What are the Tax Collector’s hours?

A: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

Q: Where can taxes be paid?

A: Taxes can be paid at the Administration Building located at 180 E. Center St. Shavertown, PA 18708

Q: What is the number for the Zoning Officer?

A: The Township’s Zoning Officer is Bill Eck and can be reached Monday-Friday 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M. at 570-696-3809

Q: Are sewer and trash bills to be paid to the Township?

A: No, sewer and trash bills are to be paid to Dallas Area Municipal Authority.

Q: What is the number to the Fire Companies?

A: Trucksville Volunteer Fire Company – 570-696-1871 Shavertown Volunteer Fire Company – 570-675-1302

Q: What is D.A.M.A.’s phone number?

A: The Dallas Area Municipal Authority can be reach by calling 570-696-1133 or visited through their website www.damaonline.org.

Q: What is the Magistrate Tupper’s Administration phone number?

A: Magistrate Tupper’s office is located in the rear of the Trucksville Fire Hall at 11 Carverton Rd., Trucksville, PA 18708, and can be reached at 570-696-4477

BURNING ORDINANCE

The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors wishes to remind all residents in the Township that some limited burning is allowed in the Township by permit only. Please keep in mind that the Township has a successful recycling program for regular brush and yard waste.

You may obtain a burning permit by stopping by the Kingston Township Office, 180 East Center St., Shavertown, PA, Monday through Thursday, 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.m., Friday 8:30 A.M.-12:00 P.M. A permit must be obtained and approved by the Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer before you start burning.

Burning Permits are issued under strict guidelines.

POT-HOLE REPORTING

The Kingston Township Road Department urges all residents to report any potholes on the Township Roads. If any are noticed, please email the Township so we can respond quickly and keep our roads in the best condition possible.

2022 Yard Waste – COMPOST SITE SCHEDULE

KINGSTON TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS ONLY

Proof of residency is required to enter the site.
The Kingston Township Compost Site is operating on the following schedule (weather permitting; the site will be closed during severe weather events).
The site is now open 7 days per week until November 30th (with the exception of holidays listed below).

Monday thru Friday
Saturday & Sunday
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


The site will be CLOSED on the following holidays: Easter, April 17th; Memorial Day, May 30th; Fourth of July, July 4th; Labor Day, September 5th; Thanksgiving, November 24th.

COAL, WOOD, PELLET, ASHES, ETC. ARE NOT TO BE DUMPED AT THE SITE
Violators will be fined for littering. This waste can be put out at the curb in a marked box
free of charge with your regular garbage.

Wood, broken furniture, construction debris, including concrete, is not accepted, those caught dumping unaccepted materials will be fined.

Contractors are not permitted to dump or to remove mulch.

Child Passenger Safety Technician Certification

Kingston Township Police Officer Robert Spencer attended and successfully completed the Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) Certification course. The course, held at the Pennsylvania State Police Hazelton Barracks, took four (4) days to complete. The class comprised of classroom instruction, hand-on work with car seats and vehicles and a community safety seat check. The National Child Passenger Safety Training Program, which is partners with The National Child Passenger Safety Board, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Safe Kids Worldwide, provided the training to the officers.

As CPST’s, the officers will put their knowledge to work through a variety of activities, including child safety seat checks where parents and caregivers receive education and hands-on assistance with the proper use of child restraint systems and safety belts.

If you are a resident of Kingston Township and need assistance with a child restraint, call the Kingston Township Police Department at 696-1175 and schedule an appointment. Also, look for scheduled child safety seat checks in the near future.

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2022 Local Earned Income Tax

In accordance with the Luzerne County adopted Tax collector, Kingston Township will be using the Berkheimer Associates for collection of Earned Income Taxes and The Local Services Tax for 2022.


Local Service Tax

The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors have approved an Ordinance adopting the Local Services Tax. The Local Services Tax is a $52 annual tax with $10 being distributed to the Dallas School District, and the remaining $42 used for local services such as fire and ambulance and also infrastructure improvements.