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 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 .
Important Notification from Pennsylvania American Water
This is an important notification from Pennsylvania American Water. Our crews will begin routine flushing of the water distribution system in your area Monday, May 03, 2021 through Friday, May 07, 2021 to ensure that you continue to receive high-quality water service. Flushing also allows us to test and maintain fire hydrants. When crews are working in your area, you may notice reduced pressure or discolored water. If your water is discolored, run the cold water taps only, at the lowest level of the house for about 3 to 5 minutes until the water runs clear. If discolored water occurs, please also refrain from doing laundry during that time. In keeping with American Water’s focus on safety for both customers and employees, please do not approach our crews while they work. For more information and to see a map of the affected area please go to Pennsylvaniaamwater.com or call 1.800.565.7292. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience and understanding while we undertake this necessary maintenance of the water system.
Message From the Tax Collector
The 2021 County/Municipal property taxes were mailed on 2/16/21. We are currently in the discount period until 4/15/21.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Plymouth borough building is currently closed to the general public. Tax payments can be mailed to P.O. Box 26 Plymouth, PA 18651 (if a receipt is requested, please send a self addressed stamped envelope) or dropped off at the front door with the borough secretary Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:00 pm. Taxpayers can also call 570-779-7704 and leave a message to set up an evening appointment at the tax office. Masks are required along with social distancing guidelines for all drop off payments.
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.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Plymouth Municipal Building
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Plymouth Municipal Building
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.
Library Card Sign-Ups
Please call ahead if you would like to sign up for a library card with us here at the Plymouth Public Library. Call us at 570 779 4775. Signing up for a card will allow you access the materials at any Luzerne County Library!
We ask friends and patrons to call ahead so that we do not exceed our maximum occupancy of 8 persons in the library at one time. When arriving at the library to sign up for your card, please make sure you have a valid verified government ID with you if you are over the age of 18. Patrons under the age of 18 wishing to sign up for a card are required to have a signature from a parent or legal guardian on their library card application.
If your government ID does not have your current address on it, we kindly ask that you bring a change of address card or piece of mail with you to verify your current address.
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).
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Local Resource Guide
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.