The Municipality of Kingston is a beautiful, tree-lined, bedroom community located in the heart of northeastern Pennsylvania. Kingston was first settled in 1771 and officially incorporated as a borough in 1857.
Kingston is a Home Rule Municipality governed by an executive mayor and a seven-member legislative council. Council Members are elected to four-year terms, which are staggered. The Mayors term is also four years. A full-time administrator is responsible for the daily management of the community.
Kingston is a model residential community and an excellent place to raise a family. The community prides itself on service and staffs full-time professionals to serve its residents and businesses. Our professional fire and ambulance service has a response time of only three minutes to any home or business in Kingston. Our full-time Police Department, one of Luzerne County’s best, provides around-the-clock protection and service. Our Public Works Department ensures that our streets are plowed, our public facilities maintained, and that the Municipality looks great year-round.
Kingston offers a wide variety of indoor activities at the Kingston Recreation Center, which include: basketball and racquetball courts, state of the art strength and cardiovascular fitness equipment, computer amusements, pool tables, etc.
Outdoor recreation includes seven outdoor parks and playgrounds, three tot lots, a lighted softball field, six tennis courts, and an Olympic-plus size pool.
Kingston, centrally located in the Wyoming Valley West School District, is home to the Hoyt Library, Good Shepherd Academy, Wyoming Seminary and 14 houses of worship.
We’re sure you’ll agree Kingston’s services and amenities make it one of northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier communities.Please visit: www.luzernecounty.org
From the Office of Mayor Paul Roberts Jr.
The Kingston Police Department beginning on March 1, 2018 will begin to fully enforce all Municipal Parking Regulations as listed below.
- Parking vehicles within 25 feet of the corner of any street.
- Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
- Parking vehicles within 30 feet of an approach to a stop sign.
- Parking or stopping with left side to curb.
- Stopping vehicle on crosswalk.
- Parking in prohibited zone.
- Violation noted on reverse side
- Overtime parking limit.
- Blocking any lane of traffic or driveway.
- All vehicles not parked parallel to the curb and within 12 inches therefrom, unless marked by diagonal lines or signs indicating diagonal parking.
- Parking on sidewalk or tree lawns.
- Parking on private property.
Residents of Kington will get a chance to dispose of old tires and other unwanted petroleum based products.
Kingston will hold a community wide “petroleum drop-off” on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Proof of Kingston residency will be required to drop off items at the Department of Public Works Municipal Warehouse, 455 Church Street.
Items that will be accepted include tires and the following liquids: motor oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, fuel oil, antifreeze and cooking oil. All liquids must be labeled and in air-tight containers. Paint cans will not be accepted.