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The City of Bethlehem is actively working with government agencies, hospitals, and businesses to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Please refer to the Bethlehem Health Bureau’s coronavirus page for the most current information, best practices, and resources.

City Hall is open to the public. Employees are also available to assist residents via phone, email and website.


Community & Economic Development

  • The City of Bethlehem's Department of Community and Economic Development operates various bureaus that impact the City’s quality of life and building conditions. Those bureaus are: Code Enforcement, Community Development, Planning and Zoning, Recycling and Housing Inspections.

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all planning applications, zoning hearing board appeals and Certificates of Appropriateness/Historic Board applications are strongly encouraged to submit the waiver below of timeliness for review to protect the applicant, the Board Members, City officials and members of the public from the risk of COVID-19 exposure. 

    Plan for Outdoor Dining and Other Business Uses
    The City of Bethlehem has developed a plan that will allow the restaurants and retailers to expand their operational footprint to help meet social distancing requirements and to provide additional accommodations to the business districts. 

    Plan for Outdoor Dining and Other Business Uses


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