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The City of Easton, Codes Department, in conjunction with Planning and Development have created a Landlord Information page on the City's website. This page is a one stop shop for information relating to rental properties and landlords. Thes page contains copies of the handouts offered at the January 31 and February 21 Landlord Education workshop sessions.

Click HERE to access the new Landlord Info page.

The City of Easton is seeking bids for a contractor to complete minor property maintenance jobs on either City-owned or private property at the request of the Department of Planning & Codes.  The contractor would complete work on an “on-call” basis for a contract period of twenty-four (24) months.  Tasks may include, but are not limited to: grass cutting; weed removal; snow and ice removal; minor building repairs and maintenance; securing of vacant buildings; painting; fencing repairs; brush and debris removal; and general labor.

 All bidders must hold a valid City of Easton Business License and a valid PA Home Improvement Contractor registration.

 Bids are due to the City on or before Friday, May 15, 2015, at 3:00 p.m., at which time all bids will be opened and read publicly.

 A bid package may be obtained by contacting Mike Handzo, City Planner, at (610) 250-6721 or

 The City is an equal opportunity, affirmative action agency that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, color or sex.

  By Order Of:   Carl A. Manges, Acting Director of Planning & Codes

Join the City of Easton and the Easton Environmental Advisory Council for various Arbor Day 2015 activities around town:

Saturday, April 18, 12:30 -3:00: Tree planting at the historic Jacob Nicholas House, corner of Ferry St. and S. 5th St., as part of the Lafapalooza day of service.

 Wednesday, April 22, 6:00 pm: Tim Latz, Area Service Forester, will present the Mayor and City Council with Easton's 16th annual Tree City USA Award at the City Council meeting held at College Hill Presbyterian Church, at 501 Brodhead St.

Thursday, April 23, 6:30 pm: The Nurture Nature Center, 518 Northampton St., presents 'For the Love of Trees', an Arbor Day presentation about the importance of trees.

Saturday, April 25, mid-morning: Tree planting in Nevin Park in conjunction with the College Hill Neighborhood Association's Nevin Park clean-up. (more details to come).

Saturday, April 25, is Easton’s Official Arbor Day. Stop by or call the Department of Public Works 610-250-6680 to find out about our Street Tree Program, or plant a tree in your yard for Arbor Day! 


Keystone's Taxpayer Helpline

Keystone Collections Group has a new phone line dedicated exclusively for taxpayer inquiries.

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Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline will connect you directly to a professional Taxpayer Services Agent, reducing wait times and bypassing menu options to bring you the fastest and most reliable answers to your tax questions.

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You can also send inquiries via email 24/7 to Keystone. Go to: “Contact Us”

It’s that time of year again.
Your 2014 local earned income tax return is due on April 15.

Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at
Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2014 tax return. It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).
Please note that the forms changed this year. If you will be claiming an out-of-state tax credit or if you work in Philadelphia, you may be eligible for a local earned income tax credit up to the amount you owe to your resident municipality. The worksheet on the back of the form will help you calculate your out-of-state tax credit (attach a copy of your out-of-state filing).
If you have questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions to “Taxpayer Support” at
Taxpayers with earned income in 2014 are required to file a tax return by Wednesday, April 15.
New Parking areas...

Blue District (Only includes these areas listed)

Bushkill Street 100 and 200 blocks
North 2nd Street
North 3rd Street Parking Lot
North 4th Street
North 4th Street Lot
North 5th Street
Spring Garden Street 100-400 block

Red District (Only includes these areas listed)

Ferry Street 200-400 block
South 2nd Street
South Sitgreaves
South 4th Street
Michael J.Koury Place
Northampton Street Parking Lot 200 block
Pine Street 300 block

Includes all areas Except 3rd Street, Northampton Street, Centre Square, South Bank St, 300 Block Church Street, Larry Holmes Drive, South 3rd Street Lot.

Also NOT included are the meters designated as the Red (15 minute meters)
meters can only be used with a placard and a parking permit.

Cost of Downtown Residential Parking Permits:
Persons age 64 or younger $100.00
Persons age 65 or older $ 60.00 Seniors


Cost of Downtown Special (Gold Pass) Residential Parking Permits:
Persons age 64 or younger $185.00
Persons age 65 or older $100.00 Seniors

The downtown Residential Parking Permit Program requirements are:
1. A valid driver�s license reflecting the current downtown address
2. A valid vehicle registration card reflecting the current downtown address.

Click HERE to download map.

Welcome to the City of Easton, Pennsylvania web site. Whether you are a resident or a visitor I trust that you will find this information to be useful and informative. For residents we hope that you will find the information needed to attend meetings, get involved in a committee, pay a bill or download a form or information on any of our many municipal services. For visitors, we thank you for coming to our page and invite you to visit our city rich in colonial history with a bright and colorful future. I encourage both residents and visitors to check back often as this web site will change and we will add information almost daily.

Easton is a full service city that constantly strives to provide the most effective and efficient municipal services to our residents and visitors. From a full-service professional fire department to a fully accredited police department we work hard to offer our residents and visitors a "Clean and Safe" environment.

Monument in Center Square

In addition to our historic downtown district we are equally proud of our diverse and architecturally rich neighborhoods. Enjoy a walking tour of our historic sites, leisure horse-drawn carriage ride through our historic district or a pleasant mule-drawn canal boat ride along Hugh Moore Historic Park. For real excitement take your children to the Crayola® Factory and our National Canal Museum. Easton is home to Lafayette College, one of the finest institutions of higher learning in America. And yes, we are the home of Larry Holmes, who held the Heavyweight Boxing Title for more than seven and a half years. He owns and operates Ringside Restaurant in the downtown.

The County Seat for Northampton County, Easton is uniquely located within an hour of New York City, Philadelphia and the Pocono Mountains. Come and enjoy our sites, our attractions and most of all our residents.

Mayor Salvatore J. Panto, Jr.

Please click HERE to view Mayor Panto's State of the City Address for 2015.

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