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.

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Community Bulletin


Borough of Bryn Athyn

Halloween 2020 Guidelines

  • Trick-or-Treating is scheduled for 10/31 from 5:30-8:30. Rain date is Sunday, 11/1.

  • Always be mindful of social distancing and standard CDC guidelines for wearing PPE.   All adults should wear face covering/masks.

  • If a resident/household do not wish to participate, please try to keep your lights off. 

  • Those homes that are open to Trick-or-Treaters, should be well lit and make every attempt to stage the event outside and away from the street and thoroughfare to maintain proper distancing.  Possibly use your yard or driveway.

  • Try to limit the number of people gathering at a single house.

  • Trick-or-Treaters should try to travel in family groups only - avoid multiple households traveling together.  As always, adults should supervise younger children.

  • Do not distribute candy from a bowl; leave individually wrapped candy or 'grab bags' and treats displayed openly on a table. 

  • Have hand sanitizer if available


NOVEMBER 2, 2020


Due to the COVID-19 disaster emergency, and in accordance with Act 15 of 2020, the regularly scheduled November 2, 2020 meeting of the Council of the Borough of Bryn Athyn will be held through the use of Zoom Video Communications (“Zoom”).  The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on November 2, 2020.   You may join the meeting by downloading Zoom software from the internet.  For the Zoom meeting identification number and password, please contact Borough Manager Vikki Trost by email at vikkit@brynathynboro.org. You may provide public comment prior to the meeting by mail addressed to Ms. Trost at Borough of Bryn Athyn, P.O. Box 917, Bryn Athyn, PA  19009.  You may also submit public comment during the meeting by email addressed to Ms. Trost at the email address shown above. 


Governor Wolf has extended the Declaration of Emergency for Pennsylvania for an additional 90 days through the end of November 2020.

Governor Wolf's Stay at Home Order has been eased as Montgomery County shifted into the Green Phase of the reopening plan.  The Governor has outlined work, congregate and social restrictions which need to be in place during the Green Phase.  To view a complete list of restrictions please visit  



In the Green Phase, the Bryn Athyn Municipal Building will be closed to the public for regular operations, except by appointment.


Beginning on Friday, May 1, 2020, all businesses in the construction industry in Pennsylvania, including those in new construction, renovation and repair, as well as land subdivision and design-related field activities, are permitted to maintain in-person operations. Governor Wolf’s office has provided guidance for businesses in the construction industry permitted to operate during the COVID-19 disaster emergency


Bryn Athyn Borough’s Code Enforcement Department will resume the processing of permit applications and building inspections on

Monday, May 11, 2020.

Business will be conducted by Appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30am – 11:00am.

Please note the Municipal building will not be open to the public.


Questions regarding the permitting process should be directed to

Vikki Trost at vikkit@brynathynboro.org


Building or Zoning permit applications should be directed to

Chalie Pluguez at permits@brynathynboro.org.  


We strongly urge all permit applicants to contact Vikki Trost prior to submitting a permit application (vikkit@brynathynboro.org).


All permit information and applications can be found here.  



            The next scheduled meeting of


               Borough Council:                                                Monday, November 2, 2020 at 7:00 pm via Zoom                                                                           

               Bryn Athyn Zoning Hearing Board:                 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00pm   


                  Finance Committee:                                           Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6:00pm


                  Bryn Athyn Planning Commission:                  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:30pm via Zoom


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.  

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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