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The City of Bethlehem Community and Economic Development Permit Office will be closed Wednesday afternoons to walk-ins from 1 to 4:30pm. This temporary closure is due to the digitization of the permit files. Thank you for your patience and understanding.



Based on current COVID cases in the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem City Council will begin accepting public comments over the phone starting at the Tuesday, February 15, 2022 City Council meeting, at 7:00 PM, City Council. To sign up to comment by phone, email the City Clerk’s office at or call (610) 865-7130 by 2:00 PM on the meeting date. You may also call when the Council President announces they will take phone comments.

ORDER OF SPEAKING. Speakers physically present in Town Hall will have the first opportunity to provide public comment followed by signed-up phone commenters, and finally, phone commenters that did not sign up ahead of the meeting.  If you are signed up to speak by phone, the Council President will call you from (610) 997-7963. After signed-up speakers comment, the President will ask whether anyone else would like to call into the meeting. At that point, if you want to comment, you may call the comment line at (610) 997-7963.

NOTES: Calls will only be accepted during the public comment period of City Council meetings. If you call and the line is busy, call back when the current speaker is finished. Please turn off all speakers, computer speakers, televisions, or radios. State your name and address at start of the call. A five (5) minute time limit will apply to all comments. City authorities, boards, and commissions have different public comment policies and the instructions above do not apply to any other governing body. If you have any questions on public comment instructions, please call or email the City Clerk’s office. All Bethlehem City Council meetings take place in the Town Hall Rotunda Building at 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018.