Administration (including tax information)

Admin Assistant - Job Description for website Feb 12.pdf

The Administration Department conducts the daily business functions of the Borough, serving as the primary contact for the general public and carrying out the policies and directives of the Borough Council.  You may contact any of the Administration staff by phone at (814) 938-4480 or by fax at (814) 938-6265. The Tax Collector's number is (814) 938-9104.

Borough Manager

Borough Secretary/Accounts Payable

Michelle Peace 

Borough Treasurer/Payroll

Emily States-Pearce 

Tax Collector

Susan Mitchell

(814) 938-9104

Term expires:  12-31-2025

Office hours: Monday- Wednesday 9:00-4:00 (Closed from 12:00-1:00 for lunch)

Credit card payments for current year taxes may be made online.

Pay online with credit card or E-Check (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover

Please have your tax bill on hand when making payment as only EXACT payment amounts will be accepted- any overage or shortage will cause the payment to be returned to you for proper payment amount.  If unsure of amount due please call 814-938-9104. The convenience fee will still apply if an incorrect amount is submitted and it cannot be refunded.

Online payments are subject to a convenience fee.  All convenience fees are between MuniciPAY and user, not the Tax Collector.

Local Service Tax Form: 

This form will no longer be mailed by the Borough.  You can download a copy of this form from this website for payment purposes.  Please fill out all blank spaces with your information before turning in to the Tax Collector. 

Completed LST Form MUST accompany payment.  

PDF files of this form (2 pages) can be accessed at the bottom of this page.  If you have any questions, please call the Borough Office at (814) 938-4480.


Local Earned Income Tax:

"We are pleased to announce that starting with the 2012 tax year, the Local Earned Income Tax in our community will be collected and administered by Berkheimer Tax Administrator.  this change is the result of state legislation (ACT32), that required the consolidation of the collection of Local Earned Income to a county "Tax Collection District". The tax rate and all filing dates will remain the same, this is a change in the collector only.  However, there are changes in the employer withholding requirements.  Please visit the Berkheimer website for more details (  We encourage you to take advantage of the fast and easy e-filing for individuals and employers offered by Berkheimer.

If needing a Local Service Tax- Exemption Certificate or Application for Refund of Local Service Tax see PDF Files at the bottom of this page.


Nicholas Gianvito

Borough of Punxsutawney Right-to-Know Policy

The public may request copies of public records by filling out a “right to know” request and submitting this form to the Borough Office.  

Open Record Officer

   The Borough of Punxsutawney has designated Michelle Peace, Borough Secretary, as the Borough Open Records Officer. The Open Records Officer may be reached at: Civic Center, 301 East Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney PA 15767 or


   All documents deemed public records shall be available for inspection, retrieval, and duplication at the Civic Center during established business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) with the exception of weekends and holidays.


   Requests shall be made in writing to the Borough of Punxsutawney Open Records Officer on a form provided by the Borough.


   Paper copies shall be 25 cents per page per side. Faxes shall be charged $1.00 per side transmitted.  Scanned and electronically transmitted copies shall be charged $2.50 per side scanned.  If a disk is requested, a disk shall be provided only by the municipality at a cost of $1.00 per disk – a new disk is required for each request.  True and Correct Certifications with the municipal seal are available or a $2.00 per document fee. If mailing is requested, the cost of postage will be charged. The Borough shall require prepayment if the total fees are estimated to exceed $100.00.


   The Borough shall make a good-faith effort to provide the requested public record(s) as promptly as possible. The Open Records Officer shall cooperate with those requesting records to review and/or duplicate original Borough documents while taking reasonable measure to protect Borough documents from the possibility of theft, damage, and/or modification.

   The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. As soon as possible, but no later than five business days after receiving a written request to access public records, the Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing consistent with Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

   If access to a record is denied, the response shall include a reason for denial as stipulated in Act 3 of 2008, the Right-to-Know Law.

Contact Information for Appeals

   If a written request is denied or deemed denied, the requester may file an appeal in writing to Executive Director, Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234.

Appeals Process


   An appeal shall be filed within 15 business days of the mailing date of the Borough’s response or within 15 business days of a deemed denial. The appeal shall state the grounds upon which the requester asserts the record(s) is a public record and shall address any grounds stated by the Borough for delaying or denying the request.

You may print the form for completion at the following link:

Right to Know Request Form.pdf

More information can be found by clicking on this link: