Plymouth Borough was incorporated on April 23, 1866 and covers 1.1 square miles. It is situated on the west side of the Susquehanna River in the Wyoming Valley of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
With a current population of approximately 5,792 residents, Plymouth Borough is a member of the Wyoming Valley West School District and is home to the Wyoming Valley West High School.
Effective Tuesday, September 21, 2021...the Plymouth Borough administrative office
will have new temporary hours:
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
EFFECTIVE SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020, MAYOR FRANK COUGHLIN HAS DECLARED THAT PLYMOUTH BOROUGH IS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY.
Starting at sunset on March 29, 2020, the Plymouth Municipal Building, Firehouses, and DPW garage will continue to be closed to the public until further notice.
The offices are open to office personnel only, who will continue to service the needs of the public.
Any Borough Employee who has visited a "hot spot" will quarantine for 14 days upon their return.
- For non-emergency police business, please call 570-779-2147.
- For all police, fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911.
- The tax office will be closed as well. Tax payments will be accepted by mail only, with a check or money order until further notice. A receipt will be mailed to the owner on record.
- Building, zoning and other applications can be found on our website www.plymouthborough.org .
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Update...Meeting is open to the public and being broadcast
virtually via Zoom.
(Join the Virtual Meeting Here)
Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Plymouth Municipal Building
Christmas Tree Collection
DPW will start collection of real Christmas trees on Monday, January 10, 2022 and will be picked up until February 11, 2022.
Pick up days will be on Mondays & Fridays, weather permitting.
Place your tree curbside and then contact the Borough before 10:00AM @ 570-779-1011 to get on the list for tree pick up.
Remember to remove all lights & decorations as well as the stand. If these items are still on the tree it cannot be recycled therefore will not be picked up.
Newspaper/cardboard recycling will be on Tuesday & Thursday.
For questions call the Administrative office at 570-779-1011.
Thank you again for supporting this recycling program.
The Local Luzerne County Resource guide provides information to all types of human services. The Help Line/ 2-1-1 is an information referral service and first response point for crisis calls in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. It is the central access point for problems and issues regarding: Aging, Mental Health, Child Abuse/Neglect, Drug and Alcohol, Runaway, Energy Assistance, Homeless Services and Victim Services. If you are facing a problem regarding any of these issues, please call 2-1-1 or review the pamphlet for further information. If you would like pamphlet please see the Borough Administration Office, the Police Department or the Code Enforcement Officer.
Local Resource Guide
No Nonsense Neutering
2022 Budget for Plymouth Borough
Plymouth Borough Civil Service Commission
Is administering a Written Examination for
Full - Time
The starting wage is $22.50 per hour.
Applicant must be MPOETC Act 120 Certified,
be 18 years of age or older at the time of exam,
and must be a citizen of United States.
A qualified applicant must have completed 60 semester hours from accredited college or two years, or active duty military experience with honorable discharge, or two years as a certified law
enforcement officer with a minimum of 1,000 hours on job experience.
Qualified applicant must possess a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, which shall not be suspended or revoked at time of filing application.
The qualified applicant must be of good moral character and physically and mentally fit to perform all duties of a police officer.
Applicant cannot have been convicted of any state or federal offense classified a misdemeanor or felony.
He/She must be able to perform the job functions and possess the personal characteristic requirements adopted by the Commission.
Those who pass the exam will be required to pass an oral exam, background investigation, and voice stress
test in order to be considered for an appointment as a conditional employee and then must pass the medical and psychological exam. Applicant will pay any fees associated.
Passing applicants will be placed on an eligible list, which may be valid for up to one year. This list will be utilized to fill appointments when they become available.
Any applicant claiming a veteran's preference must submit a DD Form 214 with his/her application.
Proof of Act 120 Training must be submitted with application.
All applicants must sign a Waiver & Release for background information on the job application form.
Any applicant seeking accommodation under the American Disabilities Act in any examination must submit a written request with supporting documentation from a treating physician or other qualified professional by Friday, January 29, 2022 to the Commission at the address listed at the bottom of this ad.
A $30.00 non-refundable test administration fee must be submitted by check or money order at the time the application is submitted. The check or money order is payable to Plymouth Borough.
Applicants who do not submit the fee with the application will
not be eligible to sit for the examination.
Appointment will be subject to a 180-day probationary period during which no seniority will be accrued, and no benefits of any type will be paid. If after completion of the probationary period, Council appoints
the probationary person to a Full-Time position, that person will be entitled to the benefits provided in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Last date applications will be accepted is Friday, January 29, 2022 at 4:00 P.M.
Civil Service Written Exam will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 starting at 1:00 P.M. at the Plymouth Borough Municipal Building.
Successful applicants will be notified of future examinations dates.
Please apply at:
Plymouth Borough Building
162 West Shawnee Ave.
Plymouth Pa 18651
Attn: Gail Burdulis
Mon-Fri (except Holidays)
8:30am - 4:00pm.
Plymouth Borough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mary Barrett Historical Home Award
The Plymouth Borough Planning Agency is proud to introduce the Mary Barrett Historical Home Award!
This Award was created to celebrate the beautiful historic houses of Plymouth and to honor the late Mary Barrett, a dedicated member of the Planning Agency who loved the historical buildings of Plymouth and invested time and energy to the restoration of her own historical home.
To nominate a home, please complete the attached form. The Planning Agency will award one home per quarter. You can nominate your own home or that of a friend or neighbor, as long as the home is located within the boundaries of Plymouth Borough.
The first award will be decided by the Planning Agency in December and announced at the January council meeting. Nominations will roll over quarter-to-quarter so no need to re-nominate each quarter.
Code of the Borough of Plymouth
Click here to visit the website with the current codes of Plymouth Borough: https://ecode360.com/PL1287
Tax Collector Office Hours
Rebate: Monday & Tuesday 5 to 7 PM; Sat 8 to 10 AM
Face and Penalty: Tuesday 6 to 7 PM; Sat 8 to 9 AM
Due to a rise in Covid-19 cases in Luzerne County, the Plymouth Borough Tax Office will be closed to the general public until further notice.
Tax payments can be made by mail to P.O. Box 26 Plymouth, PA .
Payments can also be dropped off at the door during the day with the borough secretary but please call 570-779-1011 beforehand.
If an evening appointment is necessary, please call 570-779-7704 and leave a message for a call back to schedule the appointment.
If taxpayers have not received a copy of their tax bill , please either contact the tax office at 570-779-7704 and leave a message for another copy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If payments are sent through the USPS, taxpayers are encouraged to follow up to make sure that their payment was received by the tax collector either by checking that their personal check has cleared their bank account or by contacting the tax office.
Plymouth Borough is accepting applications for part-time police officers. The hourly rate is $17.25 per hour. Applicants must be Act 120 Certified.
Employment Applications may be obtained and returned to the Plymouth Borough Administration Office, 162 West Shawnee Avenue, Plymouth, PA, 18651, from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).