Open Records Officer
Marisa C. Lenceski
Borough Manager
(610) 562 - 7821

Right to Know Request Forms:

Municipal Authority
Hamburg Police Department

Borough Open Records Policy

For your convenience!
The Borough of Hamburg and Hamburg Municipal Authority are now accepting MasterCard, Visa and Discover card payments for utility bills, building permits and parking tickets. There is a 2.45% service charge for these transactions (minimum charge $3.00). For more information, please call the Borough office at (610) 562-7821.  We are unable to accept payments over the phone. 
 Contact Us
61 North 3rd Street
Hamburg, PA 19526
Office: (610) 562-7821
Fax: (610) 562-8461
Police: (610) 562-7228
              Borough of Hamburg                                              Pride  Progress Tradition
                                                                          Berks County, PA                                                                                                                                           Established 1837


Our Mission

To serve and provide for the needs of the residents and businesses of Hamburg in the most efficient and economical manner while still preserving pride and tradition.

Brief History

Hamburg, Pennsylvania is located in northern Berks County, at the foot of the Blue Mountains, along the Schuylkill River. Hamburg was officially founded in 1787 and named after Hamburg, Germany due to the largely German population in the region. On July 1, 1798, Hamburg became the second town with postal designation in Berks County. Fourteen years later, the Centre Turnpike was created, running between the cities of Reading and Pottsville. Being in close proximity to this major roadway and approximately 15 miles from each city, Hamburg began to grow rapidly. In 1820, the Schuylkill Canal was completed, followed quickly by railroad lines. These advances in infrastructure had stops in Hamburg, boosting its population. Hamburg was incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough in 1837. 

Upcoming Schedule of Events

Date Time Event
5/13/14 3:00pm Streets Committee Meeting
5/13/14 4:00pm Personnel Committee Meeting
5/13/14 3:30pm Property Committee Meeting
5/13/14 6:00pm Library Board Meeting @ Library
5/20/14  10:00am  Gun Permits 
5/20/14 5:30pm  Safety Committee Meeting
5/20/14 6:00pm  Public Relations Committee  Meeting
5/20/14  7:00pm  Planning Commission Meeting 
5/21/14  7:00pm  Authority Meeting 
4/28/14  6:00pm Finance Committee Meeting 
4/28/14  7:00pm  Borough Council Meeting 

If you are planning a trip to the reservoir area and need to register vehicles, please do so during office hours.  The Borough Office is open Monday-Friday from 8AM to 5PM.  You are subject to being ticketed if we do not have the information prior to your visit.

Emergency Notification System


Online Bill Pay

The Borough of Hamburg and Hamburg Municipal Authority are now accepting payments for water/sewer and trash online.

For online bill pay, please click on the applicable link below:

I would like to pay my TRASH bill

I would like to pay my WATER/SEWER bill

What's New:



Yard waste pick up for 2014 will start on Saturday, May 3. 

Street Sweeping will resume on Friday, May 2, 2014. 

The Borough has parking spaces for rent on the municipal lot on North 3rd Street.  The cost is $40 per month. If interested, please call 610-562-7821 X-19.

There are currently Boards and Committees in the Borough seeking membership. Interested persons can apply at the Borough Office during regular business hours. Members are needed for the following:

Planning Commission

Emergency Management


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