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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.

Recent News & Updates

Please be advised that the Bethlehem Police Department and the Bethlehem Parking Authority will resume enforcement of all parking ordinances in residential neighborhoods beginning Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. In order to avoid any difficulties or issues, please make sure your vehicle is lawfully parked along the curb and all “space savers” are removed from the street. Any “space savers” that remain in the street will be removed and discarded. Thank you for your cooperation.

Information from the Water and Sewer Resources Department

In light of recent events in Flint Michigan regarding elevated lead levels in their drinking water, we believe it is important to inform Bethlehem’s water customers of our Lead and Copper monitoring program.


Message from the Mayor

Please check your smoke detectors and make sure your outside air vents in your home are clear and open. If possible, please try to keep the areas around fire hydrants and storm drains open. I know with 31 inches of snow it is difficult. If your street or alley has not been plowed, please call 610-865-7115 or 610-865-7116. I know this has been a difficult weekend, especially when the forecast for Bethlehem was projected to be between 6 and 12 inches. City workers are doing their best. EMS received 96 calls Saturday and Sunday. Our 911 center usually receives 450 calls per day over the weekend. This weekend it received 2000 calls. Thank you for your assistance.

Curbside and Recycling Center

All Recycling operation have resumed normal operational hours

2016 Final Budget

Download PDF here.

Christmas Tree Pickup Schedule

Due the historic snow storm and clean up, We canceled this week’s Christmas tree pick up. We will make up the tree pick up the week of Feb 8-12th.

View calendar here.

Solid Waste Pilot Program

Over the course of the last year, the City of Bethlehem has had open dialogue with the city's independent waste haulers and residence to collaboratively find solutions to the city's garbage collection system. This dialogue has led the City to test a zoned pick up system, starting in South Bethlehem, where the majority of trash related complaints have being received. The City of Bethlehem truly feels that this is a step in the right direction to address this quality of life issue in our city.

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List of 2016 Mayor's Open Door Dates

  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

City of Bethlehem Administrative Gift Policy

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Request for Qualifications for The City of Bethlehem's Housing Rehabilitation Program

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Job Opportunites

  • Assistant Solicitor
  • Police Officer
  • Crossing Guard (PT)

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Special Activity Meetings S.A.M

The City of Bethlehem is excited to announce we are now conducting Special Activity Meetings in Town Hall the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. A representative from each department will be present to answer questions or address any issues you may have about your Special event (parades, walks/runs, festivals, etc.).

Anyone may attend but we do ask that if your event is new, you must attend at least one of these meetings.

We want your event to be a success and attendance at one of these meetings ensures you will receive the necessary information.

If possible, please RSVP with Judith Stiles at 610-865-7079.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule is available online.