The burn ban is lifted in Summit Hill Borough

Burn Ban Lifted

Summit Hill Fire Chief, Shawn Hoben, has announced that there is no longer a burn ban in effect. Please burn with caution.


When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized Carbon County Office of Emergency Management or Summit Hill Borough personnel can rapidly notify you using this community alert system. ReadyNotifyCarbon is your personal connection to real-time updates during emergencies and will give you instructions on actions. Read more...

Welcome to the Summit Hill Website!

Summit Hill Borough welcomes you to our Website! Summit Hill is a beautiful community located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Carbon County. The elevation of Summit Hill is at 1600 feet above sea level. Our beautiful hilltop community was founded 1791 by a hunter named Philip Ginder when he discovered Anthracite coal on Sharp Mountain, now called Summit Hill.  Summit Hill is also known for the birthplace of the Switchback gravity railroad. It was the first gravity railroad in the United States.

Civil War monument in Ludow Park


Carbon County Fair Housing Program

The County's mission is to create equal and fair housing opportunities for all Carbon County residents by enforcing laws that prohibit discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and familial status.  Click here to go to Carbon County Fair Housing Program's web site .

Spring Cleanup Dates have been announced:

Monday, May 4, 2015 will be for the East side of town along with Knepper's Trailer Court and East and West White Bear Drive will be picked up.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, REGULAR trash pickup

Monday, May 11, 2015 will be for the West side of town along with Laurel Drive and East and West Mountaintop Road will be picked up.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, REGULAR trash pickup

Items to be picked up include:  tires (no more than 5), tire rims, auto body parts, refrigerators, freezers, vending machines, dehumidifiers, water coolers, heat pumps, washers, dryers and stoves.  All items shall have all chemicals removed and doors taken off. Freon must be removed from refrigerators, air conditioners etc. and tagged or they will not take them.  In addition, up to 10 bags of garbage will be collected. 



Borough Hall

40 West Amidon Street
Suite 3
Summit Hill, PA 18250

Phone: 570-645-2305
Fax: 570-645-9449

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Borough Council meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month.   

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