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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*** Police Examination Notice ***

               Police Examination Notice


***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.


***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 15th

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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