Athens Township Frequently Asked Questions
What are the hours for recycling?
Thursdays 4 PM to 7 PM, Saturdays 8 AM to 2 PM and Sundays 9 AM to noon. See Recycling
When are the Township Supervisor meetings?
The last Wednesday of every month at 7 PM at the township municipal building
How do I contact the township office?
The number is (570) 888-2325. Office hours are 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday
Where do I go for a building permit?
Both zoning permits and building permits are issued at the township municipal building.
Zoning permits can be secured weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM
Building permits can be secured on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 PM.
How do I go about renting a pavilion in Round Top Park?
Reservations are made at the township office. Pavilion rental fees range from $5.00
to $40.00. Reservations are not required but recommended to assure pavilion is
available. See Parks and Recreation
How do I contact the fire hall about renting their hall or with questions about bingo?
The NON-EMERGENCY number for the fire hall is (570) 888-2121. This is also the number to call for firehall rentals. See Fire Station
How do I contact the District Justice office?
The District Justice office is located in the gray building across the parking lot from the
Township building at 75 Herrick Avenue.Their phone number is (570) 888-6324
Do I need a permit to sell door-to-door or to do soliciting/peddling?
A permit IS required and may be obtained from the Chief of Police
Is there a public boat launch in Athens Township?
Yes. Tozer's Landing Boat Launch is on the Chemung River and may be accessed by
Wilawana Road just across Route 220 by the Kmart plaza.
Does Athens Township have a burning ordinance?
Yes. The burning ordinance can be found in Chapter 65 of the Code of the Township of Athens.
What are the hours for Round Top Park and other township parks?
Township parks are open from sunrise to sunset. Round Top Park is closed to traffic from mid-
November to mid-May, but the gate will open on for cross-country skiing and sledding on days
when there is snow on the ground. Tozer's Landing Boat Launch is open from 11 PM to 7 AM
for fishing ONLY. See Park Rules
Can you go deer and bear hunting in Round Top Park?
Hunting is allowed in Round Top Park during firearm deer/bear season only. See Park Rules
Can I pay my sewer bill at the township building?
Sewer bills may be paid @ the Athens Township Authority Office. The office is located at the
South Waverly Borough Hall, 2523 Pennsylvania Avenue. The phone number is
Are permits required for home/private fireworks displays?
Yes. These permits can be obtained from the Chief of Police.
How do I contact the dog warden or the Game Commission?
Dog Warden (Jim Johnson): (570) 350-1564
Game Commission: (570) 675-1143
Where do I pay my taxes?
Real Estate Tax Collector: Ginger Kinner, 712 Riverside Drive, Athens, PA 18810
Earned Income Tax: AASD EIT Office, 77 Lilley Ave., Sayre, PA 18840
For information on the upcoming changes to the Earned Income Tax Collection,
please visit www.hab-inc.com
How do I volunteer for a township board?
You can contact the township secretary at (570) 888-2325. The township keeps a list of
interested volunteers to use to fill vacancies of the various boards, and you will be placed on