The Borough of

Kingston


500 Wyoming Avenue , Kingston, PA 18704 | 570-288-4576 | 570-288-9493

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

March 16, 2020

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, THE KINGSTON MUNICIPAL BUILDING IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE OFFICES ARE OPEN TO OFFICE PERSONNEL ONLY, WHO WILL CONTINUE TO SERVICE PUBLIC NEEDS.

  • PLEASE USE THE SIDE ENTRANCE FOR ACCESS TO THE MAGISTRATE’S OFFICE ON THE 2ND FLOOR.
  • FOR NON-EMERGENCY POLICE BUSINESS, PLEASE CALL 570-288-3674.
  • FOR ALL POLICE, FIRE, & MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 911.
  • THE KINGSTON FIRE HEADQUARTERS IS ALSO CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  • 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 OR ZONING PERMITS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE: CLICK HERE

PLEASE CALL 570-288-4576 IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR NEED ASSISTANCE. YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL US AT KINGSTON@KINGSTONPA.ORG.

Welcome to the Kingston Borough


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: luzernecounty.org

Updates


Community Awareness Program Through Utilizing Residential (Electronic) Eyes

The Kingston Municipal Police Department is launching a CAPTURE program. Video surveillance is one of the best methods for apprehending criminals and convicting suspects who are caught in the act of committing a crime. Video surveillance is a great crime deterrent and offers investigative leads in the event a crime does occur. The Kingston Municipal…
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Administrative Offices Closed

The Municipality of Kingston’s administrative offices will be closed on Monday, February 17, 2020 in observance of President’s Day and will re-open on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. Residents of Zone #1 and #2A who normally place their recyclables curbside for pick-up on Mondays, are asked to do so on Friday, February 14, 2020.
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High School Students to Present on Stormwater

On February 3, 2020, Wyoming Valley West High School students will present a program on Stormwater under the direction of Adam Gober, Director of DPW, Anthony Dicton and Robert Bonczewski, both teachers at the High School.  This program will be part of the Regular Monthly Meeting to begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipality of…
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Recycling Drop-Off Update

Effective immediately, residents are no longer permitted to drop-off single stream recycling at the DPW Warehouse. This measure is implemented due to the significant costs of tipping recycling. Anyone caught dumping recyclable materials on municipal property will be cited for littering. We are sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
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Old Tire & Petroleum Based Products Disposal

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 14, 2019 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…
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Urgent Parking Update

Parking is prohibited on the even-numbered side of the streets between the hours of 6pm on Saturday, January 19 and 6am Sunday, January 20. Parking is prohibited on the odd-numbered side of the streets between 7am and 7pm on Sunday January 20th. Residents and businesses with off-street parking accommodations are urged to keep their vehicles…
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Landlord Registration



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.

Upcoming Events


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.

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.

Double-parking.

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.

570-288-4576

500 Wyoming Avenue , Kingston, PA 18704

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