On Friday, June 26, Montgomery County moved in to the green phase of Governor Wolf’s plan to reopen Pennsylvania. The green phase will ease most restrictions and allow the reopening of businesses, such as gyms, and other indoor recreation centers, hair and nail salons, as well as limitations around large gatherings.
Upper Merion Township continues the following mitigation measures and changes in operations.
Upper Merion Township Administration
The Township Building is closed to the public, with the exception of the police lobby, sewer payment drop box, and drive-up Library drop box. Township Administration is operating with adjusted staffing and hours. The most timely and efficient way to reach staff for a non-emergency issue is with the MyUMT portal – your questions and concerns reach the appropriate person or department 24 hours a day. Please consider using this if appropriate. You can access the portal on our website from your computer or smartphone: https://uppermerionpa.qscend.com/311
Please be aware that all visitors to the Township Building must wear a mask or protective face covering unless medically unable to do so, and maintain a 6 foot social distance from others.
All room reservations are cancelled through the end of June, with the exception of the Transportation Authority and Utility Authority, which may be required to meet for bill payments, and but many meetings will be held virtually. Please check the calendar for updated cancellation notices, as well as virtual meeting availability and access.
Our Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services are fully staffed and operational as usual. For true emergencies, dial 911. The Police Department non-emergency line is 610-265-3232. Please do not call 911 to inquire about testing for COVID-19. Contact your healthcare provider for instructions and guidance.
Parks & Recreation / Community Center
The Upper Merion Community Center remains closed. All monthly payments are temporarily suspended and will be reinstated when the Community Center reopens. Annual Passholders will be credited for time lost. Stay tuned to the Parks & Rec social media for virtual workouts, scavenger hunts, and more.
While the community center remains closed, the Upper Merion Parks and Recreation pool is open. All parks and playgrounds within the township park system are open.
Upper Merion Library
Code Enforcement / Permits
Inspections are being conducted by Building Officials. Please contact the Building Official indicated on the bottom of your Issued Permit.
- Residential and Stormwater – Brian Sakal
- Commercial – Mike Pontician
- HVAC & Plumbing – Ken Myers
- Fire Suppression – Bill Daywalt
They can be reached by their direct dial phone numbers or email.
At this time, permit applications are only being accepted via mail, accompanied by a check. Send To:
Upper Merion Township
175 W Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
To verify correct permit fees please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are currently working on a limited schedule and that may be subject to change.
We will be operating in a way that complies with social distancing and protects residents and staff. For Upper Merion Township Residents Only.
Residents must remain inside the vehicle and verbally provide a name and address from where the yard waste originated
No contractors are permitted to dump at this time.
Loads will still be inspected for any illegal material that does not comply with our DEP permit.
Only one car will be permitted to dump at a time. After checking in with the scale house attendant, you will be advised when to proceed to the drop-off location.
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 3:00PM
Saturday 8:00AM to 4:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Please note: the Compost Site is closed on all holidays. Weekend hours will resume Saturday, April 18, 2020 and Sunday, April 19, 2020.
The Farmers Market is open and operating under the following guidelines:
- Abridged Market hours: 10:00AM to 12:30PM
- Two ways to purchase: pre-order and point-to-purchase. View Market notes and purchasing guidelines.
- Weekly eNewsletter will go out on Wednesday and will denote which vendors accept pre-orders and which permit point-to-purchase. Subscribe to the eNewsletter.
Mercantile & Business Privilege Taxes
The deadline to file and remit payment on Mercantile and Business Privilege Tax Returns has been extended to July 15, 2020. Filing will be accepted via mail. More information.
NorView Farm is open to the public and operating under normal business hours. More information.
The Rambler continues to operate but may be modified in the future. If you are a user or may be interested in using the Rambler, monitor UMGA-TV or the township website and social media for updates. For questions, call 610-354-8899.
Beginning Monday, April 20, all riders MUST be wearing a mask in order to gain entry, in accordance with Governor Wolf’s directive. Anyone not wearing a mask will not be permitted to ride the Rambler. All drivers will be wearing masks.
Real Estate Taxes
Due to COVID-19 concerns, there will be no in person payments this year. ALL payments must be made by mail. If taxpayer needs a receipt, they need to enclose both copies of the tax bill with a self addressed return postage paid envelope. More information.
Pursuant to SB 841, the Board of Supervisors will accept the discount rate for the payment of 2020 Township Real Estate Taxes until August 31, 2020, and waives all penalty and interest associated with a late payment if paid in full by December 31, 2020. Please contact your elected Tax Collector with any questions at 610-265-5343.
Senior Service Center
The Upper Merion Senior Service Center is closed until further notice. More information.
Upper Merion Community Cupboard
The Upper Merion Community Cupboard is open. For dates and times, visit their website at www.umacc.org.
The wastewater treatment facilities are operational as normal. Sewer payments can be dropped off in the drop-box located next to the cashier’s window in the township building lobby.
The best places to find general COVID-19 information in one place are the following websites:
- Montgomery County Office of Public Health
- Center for Disease Control
- Pennsylvania Department of Health
Montgomery County Public Inquiry Line: Call 610-631-3000 between 7:00AM and 8:00PM Monday-Friday
Montgomery County Ready Radio FM Station: https://rdo.to/MCDPS
- Cover coughs or sneezes with your elbow. Do not use your hands!
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
- Clean surfaces frequently, including countertops, light switches, cell phones, remotes, and other frequently touched items
- Contain: if you are sick, stay home until you are feeling better