Borough of Lewisburg

Borough of Lewisburg
55 South Fifth Street
Lewisburg PA
570-523-3614
www.lewisburgborough.org

Rough boundaries for Lewisburg Borough are Route 15 to the west (from Bucknell University to St. Mary Street), the Susquehanna River to the east, Bucknell University to the south and Buffalo Creek to the North. The Borough extends west of Route 15 from St. Mary Street to Buffalo Creek and continues West to Fairground Road. Kelly Township is to the north of the Borough, Buffalo Township is northwest and East Buffalo to the west and southwest. Call the Borough office if you are not sure of your municipality.

First call for setting up a business or residence in Lewisburg Borough is the Central Keystone Council of Governments at 522-1326. The Borough contracts with the COG for sign permits, HARB applications, rental inspections, building permits, building code compliance on rentals and new construction, and zoning enforcement. Zoning permits are required to construct, alter, enlarge or erect any structure in Lewisburg Borough, for any subdivision or a change of use.

The Borough of Lewisburg website is a good first try for any question pertaining to:

  • Recycling
  • Street Cleaning Schedules
  • Parking Restrictions and Permits
  • Sidewalks and Driveways
  • Trash Pick-Up
  • Tree Planting
  • Taxation
  • Zoning
  • Borough Ordinances
  • Emergency Services
  • Borough Governance
  • Flood Services

Almost all of Lewisburg Borough is listed on the National Registry of Historic Districts. Lewisburg also enacted its own Historical and Architectural Review Board (HARB) to protect its vast architectural heritage. Any changes to property exterior in the HARB District must be reviewed and approved with a Certificate of Appropriateness. Check the Lewisburg Borough website for information about the HARB District boundaries and HARB compliance. Feel free to call the Central Keystone Council of Governments at 522-1326 with any questions.

Businesses in the Borough of Lewisburg pay a Business Privilege Tax of .00075% of gross receipts, which is equal to 75 cents of tax per every $1000 of gross business.

BEFORE PURCHASING OR RENTING A PROPERTY IN LEWISBURG FOR BUSINESS USE, MAKE SURE IT IS IN AN AREA ZONED FOR COMMERCIAL USE. You can find a zoning map on the Borough website. Zoning questions should also be directed to the Central Keystone Council of Governments at 522-1326.

The Lewisburg Police Department handles non-emergency calls, public safety, parking, parking tokens, and security or theft concerns. They can be reached at 524-5151.

Utility Contacts for the Borough
Water hook-up : American Water Company, 570-742-4612
Electricity hook-up: Citizen’s Electric, 570-524-2231
Cable TV and Internet Connection: CATV Service Inc., 570-275-1431
Telephone, Internet and TV: Windstream, 1-800-347-1991
Trash: Lewisburg Borough

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