Welcome to Punxsutawney, PA


Public Works will be oil & chipping starting on 9/11/23 and end on 9/15/23.

Public Works will be conducting fall clean up of staged branch piles, less than 3" in diameter on 10/16/23 to 10/20/23

Leaf collection will start on Monday 10/23/2023  and continue to Friday 11/17/23

Welcome to the Borough of Punxsutawney's website.  This site provides an overview of the municipal functions of the Borough.  Our purpose is to make it more convenient for our current and future residents and businesses to access municipal information.

Punxsutawney is situated in southern Jefferson County along the banks of Mahoning Creek and is the largest borough in the county.  It is located at the intersection of U.S. 119 and State Route 36, and is approximately ninety (90) miles northeast of Pittsburgh.  The town was incorporated in 1850 under a rich history of the coal and timber industries.  The Borough operates under a 7 member Council form of government that governs a population of 5,962 residents as of the 2010 census in a 3.4 square mile area.  As with a number of municipalities of its size, the Borough has a Mayor who acts as tiebreaker and oversees the Police Department.  There are three (3) voting wards in the Borough along with three (3) volunteer fire companies under the Punxsutawney Fire Department.

Borough of Punxsutawney

301 E. Mahoning Street

Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Phone: (814) 938-4480

Fax: (814) 938-6265

For specific offices please see the corresponding page for that department.