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

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Municipal Authority
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Borough Open Records Policy

 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


****On Monday, August 22,2016 beginning at 8:00AM there will be a Boil Water Advisory in effect until further notice for select residents living in the Village of Edenburg. Residents may experience service interruptions on Monday, August 22, 2016 and Tuesday, August 23, 2016 while the Hamburg Municipal Authority makes repairs to the water system. Residents will be notified when the boil water advisory is lifted. The Hamburg Municipal Authority thanks you for your cooperation during this time.

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
8/9/16 3:00pm Streets Committee Meeting
8/9/16 4:00pm Personnel Committee Meeting
8/9/16 3:30pm Property Committee Meeting
8/9/16 6:00pm Library Board Meeting @ Library
8/16/16 11:00am  Gun Permits 
8/22/16 6:30pm  Safety Committee Meeting
8/22/16 6:30pm  Public Relations Committee  Meeting
8/16/16 7:00pm  Planning Commission Meeting 
8/17/16 7:00pm  Authority Meeting 
8/22/16 6:00pm Finance Committee Meeting 
8/22/16 7:00pm  Borough Council Meeting 

Additional Links



If you are planning an overnight trip to the Hamburg reservoir area, you are required to register your vehicle prior to your trip. Registration can be done over the phone or stop by the Borough Office Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vehicles parked overnight that are not registered will be ticketed.

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

Click here for your copy of the 2015 Hamburg Municipal Authority Consumer Confidence Report.

Yard waste collection will begin on May 7, 2016 and will be every Saturday until December 3, 2016.  Place cans at trash pickup location.  Yard waste placed out in bags will no longer be taken. 


The 2016 Street Sweeping Program will  resume on Friday, April 1, 2016 and will continue until Friday, December 2, 2016.

The Hamburg Borough Police Department currently has 2 Part-time School Crossing Guard positions that need to be filled immediately. Applicants will be expected to pass a background check. Anyone interested should fill out an application and return it to the Hamburg Police Department. Applications are available at the Borough Office, 61 North 3rd Street, Hamburg.