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Office: 570-788-3547
Police (non-emergency): 570-788-4111

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Welcome to Butler Township in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

Learn more about our township: Area Overview, Economic Development, Education, History, Hours and Directions, Map, and Recreation. Need assistance? Call us at 570-788-3547... we're eager to help!

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Butler Township Government

Explore Municipal Government in Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA.

Browse through many areas, including: Budget and Taxes, Meeting Information, Other Boards and Commissions, Staff, Supervisors, and Voting.

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Butler Township Municipal Building

Residents benefit from many Services here in Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA.

Services in Butler Township include: Ambulance, Emergency Management, Fire, Planning Commission, Police, Recycling, Taxes, and Zoning.

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Central location for Document Downloads here in Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA.

The officials of Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA, want to make access to government documents easy. Download new Government Documents right here.

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Butler Township News

The Latest News from Butler Township, Pennsylvania.

If you are looking for the latest news and information about Butler Township, we will post it right here in the Butler Township news section.

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Butler Township Contact Us

It's easy to Get in Contact with Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA.

We've made it easy to contact Butler Township government through this web site, either by email, telephone or traditional mail. Click here to contact us.

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The Recycling Center will be CLOSED until further notice.

Welcome to Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA


Butler Township is a mostly rural township in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, that is nestled in the Sugarloaf Valley with mountains to the north and south. The township is a unique community that offers an attractive rural setting within a convenient commute to larger areas for business, shopping and cultural experiences. 

Visitors to this website can read about township history, learn about the township’s government, view details of the many services for residents and businesses in Butler Township, and more. Site visitors can also download the township’s budget and copies of various permit applications.


Butler-Township-wastewater-facility1Butler Township’s wastewater treatment center, located in St. Johns, serves approximately 2,000 customers in the township.

The facility was completed in December 2009 at a cost of about $18 million. It is rated for 2.2 million gallons of water a day.



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Customers can also mail their bill payments to Diversified Technology, P.O. Box 509, Bloomsburg, PA 17815. Payment is also accepted at the Butler Township municipal office.

To reach Diversified Technology’s customer service department with questions about your bill, call 877-330-1699. 


Welcome to the Services Overview section of the Butler Township website.

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Meeting Dates and Times

Butler Township Zoning Hearing Board

Meetings are at 6:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month.

Board members:

  • David Kostanesky, Chairman
  • Robert Rossi, Secretary
  • Alex Grossi
  • Robert Palermo
  • Richard Thomas


Zoning Permit Information

pdfButler Township Zoning Zoning Permit Information105KB


Zoning Map

pdfButler Zoning Map (aerial) 0214173.95MB


Download Forms, Applications; Ordinance



Stephen A. Seach, Esq.
The Seach Law Offices
466 State Route 93
Sugarloaf PA, 18249


Zoning/Code Enforcement

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer
Thomas Percosky, Sr.
83 Corporate Drive,
Drums, PA 18222
Phone 570-788-3547, option 6
Fax 570-788-5938
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Office Hours:

  • Monday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Please Note:
Butler Township Tax Collector Nancy Frederick announced that cash will not be accepted for payment of taxes beginning May 1, 2018.
Payments can be made with check or money order only after that date.

Butler Township tax collector: 

Nancy Frederick
381 W. Butler Drive
Drums, Pa. 18222
Office: 570-708-8924
Fax: 570-708-8930
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pdf2020 Tax Information322.35 KB05/12/2020, 4:08 PM

Butler Township Road MaintenanceButler Township’s Roads Department maintains 52 miles of township-owned roadways, which includes more than 125 streets throughout the township.

The road crew, which includes Roadmaster Charles Altmiller, a working road foreman and others, handles duties such as road paving, line painting, street sweeping, berm work, pipe repair, park maintenance and road plowing. The department’s fleet of vehicles includes a backhoe, loader, paver, street sweeper, roller, bucket truck and dump trucks that are capable of tasks such as paving, plowing, street sweeping and excavating.

Each township road has a right of way, which means the township has a legal right of passage over someone else’s land and the strip of land over which a public road has been built. The right of way, which begins at the center line of the road, varies from 33 feet on smaller streets to 50 feet on larger streets.

The property owner is responsible for the maintenance of the township right of way and should not build anything in that area. Property owners must contact the township office when installing, repairing or altering a driveway that sits on or crosses a township right of way.

During winter weather, Butler Township road crews will work their hardest to keep township roads open and passable. However, that may be difficult during times of heavy snowfall or high winds. In cases such as those, plowing may be temporarily suspended until snowfall rates or wind speeds decrease.

To help ensure that snow removal is as efficient as possible, residents and visitors should park their vehicles in garages, driveways or parking lots and not on township roads.

If grass is damaged by a plow, township crews will try to repair the damaged areas in the spring.

report-problemNeed to report a pothole or missing sign? Click here to fill out the online form.


single-stream-recycling-pdf-downloadDownload the list of
recyclable items here (PDF)
Butler Township Recycling Center
150 W. Foothills Drive
Drums, PA 18222


  • Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon
  • Facility closed on actual Holidays

The recycling center is open to the public. Township residents along with residents of surrounding municipalities are encouraged to use the center.

Butler Township uses single-stream recycling, which means recylables do not have to be sorted. Simply drive up with your bin, box or other container of recyclable items and workers at the center will unload it from your vehicle.

Butler Township recently applied for another grant to get bins for residents to use at the center. In the meantime, anyone who uses the center is reminded of the following rules:

* All recyclables MUST be in the recycle bins provided, bagged and/or boxed. Bags and boxes will not be returned. Anyone arriving with loose recyclables will be turned away.

* The program is for residential recycling only. The township does not offer recycling for commercial businesses.

The rules will be strictly enforced and any violators will be turned away. Hours for recycling are Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Residents are asked not to arrive before the center opens. This causes traffic congestion on the incoming lanes.

Cooperation is appreciated and necessary for the success of the center.

Electronics will be accepted at The Salvation Army, Hanover Township, 739 Sans Souci Parkway (570-823-4191). Items will only be accepted at the back of the parking lot at the loading dock. Items can either be placed in the box truck located outside the fence or at the loading dock. Please note, items that are broken or busted will NOT be accepted!

For more information on special electronic and tire collections, please call Luzerne County Recycling Department at 800-821-7654.


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