Welcome to Kingston Borough

Welcome

PolicePatch1The 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


PARKING REGULATIONS

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.

  1. Parking vehicles within 25 feet of the corner of any street.
  2. Parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
  3. Parking vehicles within 30 feet of an approach to a stop sign.
  4. Parking or stopping with left side to curb.
  5. Stopping vehicle on crosswalk.
  6. Parking in prohibited zone.
  7. Double-parking.
  8. Violation noted on reverse side
  9. Overtime parking limit.
  10. Blocking any lane of traffic or driveway.
  11. All vehicles not parked parallel to the curb and within 12 inches therefrom, unless marked by diagonal lines or signs indicating diagonal parking.
  12. Parking on sidewalk or tree lawns.
  13. Parking on private property.

Emergency Ordinance

Snow Parking Ordinance


Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Program


Stay tuned for our Spring 2018 Newsletters with details on the Appliance Pick-Up, Clutter Cleanup and other seasonal happenings!

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VETERANS DAY

The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, November 12, 2018 in honor of Veteran’s Day, and will re-open on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Public works will run its normal schedule that day.

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices and Department of Public Works will be closed on Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving and will reopen on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Residents of Zone #3 who normally put their garbage curbside for pick-up on Thursday, are asked to do so on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

Residents of Zone #1 who normally put their garbage curbside for pick up on Friday, are asked to do so on Monday, November 26, 2018.

PETROLEUM DROPOFF

Residents of Kingston 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 15, 2018 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.

Kingston Forty Fort Trail Gap

The Kingston and Forty Fort Trail Feasibility Study Draft Plan is available for public comment. Please submit your comments to Ryan Parisi via email at rparisi@simonecollins.com. The review period will be open until March 16th. A link to the Draft Plan and Appendix can be found below:

Plan

Appendix

Public Survey for Kingston Forty Fort Trail Feasibility Study.

Weekly Street Cleaning

Enforceable Street Cleaning will begin on Monday, March 19, 2018. Please adhere to all posted street cleaning signs.

New Real Property Inspection Ordinance

Ordinance 2016-6 Ordinance 2016-8 Real Property Inspection Form
No Emergency Dispatch
Kingston will no longer dispatch police, fire, and ambulance calls. As of 12 a.m. on September 1, 2010, all residents and businesses of Kingston, Forty Fort, and Pringle are required to Dial 911 for Police, Fire and Ambulance emergencies. Do not call 287-6911 as this is no longer an emergency number.