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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Thanks for all you do!
SNOW EMERGENCY DECLARATION
Bryn Athyn Borough Council has declared a snow emergency
effective Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Noon until Tuesday, February 2, 2020 at Noon.
Please remove motor vehicles from roads where possible.
Snow must be cleared from fire hydrants.
Borough residents are also required to clear a pathway, not less than 36 inches in width or the width of the path, on sidewalks by removing snow and ice within 24 hours after snow has stopped falling.
Please do not shovel or plow snow from driveways or sidewalks into the street or onto someone else's property.
It is best to pile snow to the right of your driveway facing the street to avoid having that snow plowed back onto your driveway when the Borough plow comes through.
The plow driver cannot avoid pushing snow in front of your driveway.
TRASH PICKUP DURING SNOW EMERGENCY
Republic Services, our trash hauler, has informed us that Monday trash will be picked up on Tuesday, if possible.
If Tuesday weather or road conditions do not permit trash pickup, then there will be a double pickup on Thursday or Friday. Please be patient, the drivers will have a lot of trash to collect and they will eventually get to you.
Governor Wolf has extended the Declaration of Emergency for Pennsylvania for an additional 90 days through the end of February 2021.
Governor Wolf's Stay at Home Order has been updated as of November 17, 2020. To view a complete list of restrictions please visit
The Bryn Athyn Municipal Building will be closed to the public for regular operations, except by appointment. Masks are required in the Municipal Building.
BUILDING & ZONING PERMIT APPLICATIONS
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, were 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 has resumed the processing of permit applications and building inspections.
Business will be conducted by Appointment on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30am – 12:00am.
Please note the Municipal building will not be open to the public.
Questions regarding the permitting process should be directed to
Vikki Trost at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Building or Zoning permit applications should be directed to
Chalie Pluguez at email@example.com.
We strongly urge all permit applicants to contact Vikki Trost prior to submitting a permit application (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All permit information and applications can be found here.
UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS
The next scheduled meeting of
Borough Council: Monday, February 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Bryn Athyn Zoning Hearing Board: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:00pm
Finance Committee: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 6:00pm
Bryn Athyn Planning Commission: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 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