Washington Township News
Spotted Lanternfly Information
A spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that is native to Asia and was first discovered in the U.S. in 2014 in Pennsylvania. It belongs to the planthopper family and has a piercing-sucking mouthpart that feeds on sap from over 70 different plants, including some that are economically important. It can stress and damage the plants it feeds on and reduce the quality of life for people in infested areas. It has a distinctive appearance with tan, semi-transparent forewings, black spots, patches of red and black, and a white band and yellow and black abdomen. For more information, please visit National Park Service website.
Yard Waste and Brush Drop-Off
Washington Township provides for the drop off of yard waste, including grass, leaves and brush at the Township yard located behind the Township office.
Yard waste and brush drop-off will remain open from 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday
Saturday drop off is available from April to November, 8:00am-12:00pm.
Yes, if a burn ban is not in effect. The fire must burn untreated wood or wood products and be for warmth or food preparation. Camp fires shall not exceed 4 feet in diameter or 2 feet in depth.
Do I Need a Permit to Build or Place a Shed on My Property?
Yes, all sheds and accessory buildings require a permit. If the shed (or any accessory structure) is under 1000 square feet it requires a zoning permit. The zoning permit applications are available at the Township office or our Forms & Documents section. Along with the application form, two copies of a plot plan must be submitted for review. The plot plan should contain the existing property lines, the existing and proposed structures, and the distance between the proposed structure and all property lines.
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Any special meetings, hearings, changes or cancellations, will be advertised in a local newspaper, posted on this website and posted at the municipal building.
Upcoming Events / Meetings
Welcome To Washington Township
Washington Township is a township in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The population of Washington Township was 6,624 at the 2010 census and is in the northernmost region in the County. The Township has a total area of 23.7 square miles.
Its villages include Best Station, Emerald, Friedens, Lehigh Furnace, Lehigh Gap (also in Northampton County,) Neffs (also in North Whitehall Township,) Newhard, Newside, and Slatedale. Slate quarrying is the principal industry. The slate is found in large quantities all over the township and is used for roofing, flooring, and black board surfaces amongst other things. The principal streams that drain the township are the Trout and Little Trout creeks. The first settlement was made in 1742.
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