Welcome to Watsontown

Watsontown is a borough of about 2,255 residents located in Northumberland

County,in central Pennsylvania. Situated along the West Branch of the

Susquehanna River, the primary transportation route in the 1700's and 1800's,

Watsontown grew as a transportation hub that spurred settlement and building

of mills and businesses.  Today, Watsontown has historic homes,

manufacturing enterprises and access to recreation along the Susquehanna River

and forests of central Pennsylvania.

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***New Police Chief***

Watsontown welcomes new Chief of Police Rodney Witherite. Mayor David Hontz swore in Chief Witherite at the March 2, 2015 Borough Council Meeting.


*** Tax Collector ***

Pat Yeager

Tax Collector

214 Liberty Street

Watsontown, PA 17777


March 10 to April 30: 

Tuesdays: 10:00 a.m. to Noon & 5:00 to 7:00 p.m

Thursday: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

May & June: Thursdays 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

July 1 to December 31:  Mail only

Receipt:  Include self addressed stamped envelope 

with both copies of the bill.


Call collector for information on access 

for handicapped/disabled persons.


***No Garbage Pick-Up***

Please Note - Bob Frey Disposal will NOT be picking up garbage on Thursday, March 19 &  Friday, March 20, 2015.


***Upcoming Meetings***

Watsontown Borough Committee Meeting

Monday, March 30,2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Watsontown Borough Council Meeting

Monday, April 6, 2015 @ 7:30 p.m.

Meetings are held in Council Chambers unless otherwise noted.



Local Tax Return is Due April 15

It’s that time of year again. Your 2014 local earned income tax return is due on April 15.

Did you know the quickest way to get your refund is to file online? If you live and work in Pennsylvania, you can e-file on our tax administrator’s secure website, which is available 24/7 at www.KeystoneCollects.com.

Keystone Collections Group’s e-file is the easy, fast and secure way to file your 2014 tax return.  It lets you file your tax return when it is most convenient for you. You will need your W-2, your Social Security Number and any other income documents that may apply

 (such as a PA-UE or a Schedule C).

Please note that the forms changed this year. If you will be claiming an out-of-state tax credit or if you work in Philadelphia, you may be eligible for a local earned income tax credit up to the amount you owe to your resident municipality. The worksheet on the back of the form will help you calculate your out-of-state tax credit

 (attach a copy of your out-of-state filing).

If you have questions regarding local tax filing, call Keystone’s Taxpayer Helpline at 1-888-328-0565 to speak with a local, knowledgeable Taxpayer Service Agent. You can also email your questions to “Taxpayer Support” at  www.KeystoneCollects.com.

Taxpayers with earned income in 2014 are required to file a tax return by Wednesday, April 15. 


*** 2015 Electric Notice ***

    As of January 1, 2015, the Borough will only accept payments for electric and refuse services at the Borough office.  Payments may be made at the Borough office either at the front window during business hours, via regular mail or in the drop box.  Payments received after 4:00 PM on the due date will be considered late.  Payments will no longer be accepted at West Milton State Bank.


***Susquehanna Greenway Gateway***


Books are available to sign out & review regarding the study at the Watsontown Borough Office and the Montgomery House Library.

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Be advised:  although your deposit shows on the Borough Paypal account immediately, it has to be deposited into our financial institution before your account is credited.  Please pay your utility bill at least 5-7 days before the due date to avoid a late fee.

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