The burn ban is lifted in Summit Hill Borough

The burn ban is liftedSummit Hill Fire Chief, Shawn Hoben, has announced that the burn ban for Summit Hill Borough has been lifted. Please remember to use caution when burning outside no matter what the conditions are. All it takes is one spark to start a fire



When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized Carbon County Office of Emergency Management or Summit Hill Borough personnel can rapidly notify you using this community alert system. ReadyNotifyCarbon is your personal connection to real-time updates during emergencies and will give you instructions on actions. Read more...

Welcome to the Summit Hill Website!

Summit Hill Borough welcomes you to our Website! Summit Hill is a beautiful community located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Carbon County. The elevation of Summit Hill is at 1600 feet above sea level. Our beautiful hilltop community was founded 1791 by a hunter named Philip Ginder when he discovered Anthracite coal on Sharp Mountain, now called Summit Hill.  Summit Hill is also known for the birthplace of the Switchback gravity railroad. It was the first gravity railroad in the United States.

Crime Watch Meeting
Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting on Wedneday, June 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Hill Top Community Center.
Crime Watch
What is a Neighborhood Watch?
Neighborhood Watch is a crime prevention program which enlists the active participation of residents in cooperation with local police to prevent and reduce crime in Summit Hill.
Neighborhood Watch is about crime prevention education and the implementation of important home and personal security strategies.
Neighborhood Watch is residents not only knowing each other, but taking the time to care about each other and work together in a program of mutual assistance.
Get Notified for water emergencies

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Upcoming Community Events

Parrotbeach at the Diligence Fire Company -  Come to the beach with us as we bring Parrotbeach to our fire company!

ParrotBeachThe Diligence Fire Company #1 of Summit Hill will be hosting a fundraiser with Parrotbeach - The Ultimate Jimmy Buffet Tribute band Memorial Day weekend - Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Doors open at 7:00 P.M. | DJ Code Blue Productions 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. | Parrotbeach Starts At 9:00 P.M. |Full Cash Bar | Food Available

A 21 And Over Event | $10.00 Pre-sale | $15.00 At The Door

3rd Annual Stay-At-Home 5K Run/Walk - Sunday, May 29, 2016

Stay At Home 5k walk/runCome join us for our 3rd Annual Stay-At-Home 5K Run/Walk. This family friendly event is held each year to help raise money to update and maintain our local parks.
Registration begins at 7:45 A.M. in Ludlow Park, Summit Hill. The run begins at 9:00 A.M. We will once again be selling basket raffle tickets. Even if you can't run or walk, please consider making a donation. Any contribution helps!! Pre-registration (before May 27) is $25.
Registration on the day of the event is $30. There is a limited number of free t-shirts available to early registrants. Registrations and donations can be made online via
We can't wait to see you all there!!!



Borough Hall

40 West Amidon Street
Suite 3
Summit Hill, PA 18250

Phone: 570-645-2305
Fax: 570-645-9449

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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Borough Council meetings are held the 4th Monday of each month.   

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