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


The Municipality of Kingston’s Mayor, Council, and Staff extend our heartfelt condolences to the Jacobs family on the passing of former Kingston Councilman, Michael Jacobs.


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Office Schedule
The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices, as well as the tax collector, will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 27, 2014. The administrative offices will be closed on Friday, November 28, 2014; however, the tax collector will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both offices will be open on Monday, December 1, 2014 at 8:30 a.m.

The Municipality of Kingston’s Department of Public Works will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 27, 2014 and on Monday, December 1, 2014. Residents of Zone 3 will have their recycling collected on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Residents of Zones 1 and 3 will have their trash collected on Friday, November 28, 2014.


Street Sweeping Days Beginning October 20, 2014 and ending November 21, 2014.

Please have your bags/containers out on the days you would move your cars for sweeping.

A truck will be following the sweepers to pick up leaves/yard waste.

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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.