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Welcome to the Borough of Bryn Athyn


Bryn Athyn is a tiny jewel tucked in suburban Montgomery County, just outside of Northeast Philadelphia. 1.9 square miles of mostly open space, Bryn Athyn is an oasis in the suburbs. Originally part of Moreland Township, in 1916 Bryn Athyn leaders petitioned the Commonwealth to become an independent community.  The Township of Moreland was then divided into Upper Moreland Township, Bryn Athyn Borough and Lower Moreland Township. Bryn Athyn became a Home Rule Municipality in 1979.  


Bryn Athyn Borough boasts two historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places: 


The Fetters Mill Historic District and

The Bryn Athyn Historic District.


Bryn Athyn then...

Bryn Athyn today...

Bryn Athyn PD

Thanks for all you do!

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The next regular meeting of Bryn Athyn Borough Council will be held in Borough Hall on

Monday, June 10, 2024

The meeting will begin at 7:00pm.

Community Bulletin


Bryn Athyn Borough Council held its monthly meeting on May 6th. Here are some of the topics discussed.



Emergency Management – Bryn Athyn has completed the signing of an Intergovernmental Agreement between Lower Moreland Township and Bryn Athyn Borough creating a joint municipal Fire Department.


Public Safety - The Bryn Athyn Fire Works will be held the evening of July 3rd. Discussions regarding the holding the Independence Day Picnic on July 3rd (in coordination with the Fire Works) or July 4th are on-going. The event requires Emergency Services to be available. These services are also required for the Fire Works display. Coordination will be required.


Alden Road Update - Borough Council hopes to have a bid package prepared to distribute by the June Council meeting. Council will be requesting proposals for both a modernization of Alden Road and a proposal for restoration of the road surface only. Council will consider the proposals from the perspective of making the best long term decision for the home owners on Alden Road and the residents of Bryn Athyn Borough.


Police Report – The Bryn Athyn Police and Council Emergency Management representatives participated in Emergency Drills with the Elementary School, the High School and the College.


•Council continues to discuss a Zoning Amendment to allow for short term rental of units in the Institutional District


Borough Council’s next regular meeting will be on June 10th at 7:00 PM in Borough Hall. The public is welcome to attend.







Look for more details on

Independence Day Activities


INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS are scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 2024.


No tax dollars are used for the Fireworks display.




Business will be conducted by Appointment on Monday and Wednesday from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Questions regarding the permitting process should be directed to

Vikki Trost at


Building or Zoning permit applications should be directed to

Chalie Pluguez at  


We strongly urge all permit applicants to contact Vikki Trost prior to submitting a permit application (


All permit information and applications can be found here.  



            The next scheduled meeting of


          Borough Council:     Regular Meeting          Monday, June 10, 2024 at 7:00 pm 


          Bryn Athyn Zoning Hearing Board:             Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 7:00pm                        


             Finance Committee:                                  Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 5:00pm


             Bryn Athyn Planning Commission:             Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 7:30pm



Trash and Recycling will be picked up twice weekly except for the holidays listed here:

New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4th),

Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  

NOTICE:  Republic Services has informed the Borough that they will pick up

trash the day following the above listed holidays.  If the holiday is on a Monday, then

the Thursday trash pick up will also be pushed back to Friday.

Trash will be picked up on other holidays (i.e. Presidents' Day, MLK Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day)


The Bryn Athyn Borough Facebook page will provide information

for cancellation of trash pickup due to bad weather

Consult "Departments" page for more information on Trash Collection

















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