Welcome to Perkasie Borough. Perkasie is located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and is situated approximately 30 miles north of Philadelphia, midway between Philadelphia and Allentown. downtownThe Borough encourages the participation of residents in local government and welcomes your feedback. If you have a suggestion, compliment or complaint about any of the services provided by the Perkasie, please feel welcome to e-mail the Borough at admin@perkasieborough.org or call the Borough at (215) 257-5065. Your feedback will be directed to the appropriate department and, if requested, you will be notified of any resulting actions from your comments. Thank you for your participation in our community!

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At the public meeting on December 5, the Perkasie Borough Council adopted the 2017 Preliminary Budget.  The budget is available to the public for review until the December 19 Council meeting with a final budget is scheduled for adoption.

2017-Preliminary Budget

Perkasie’s 107th Annual Tree Lighting

Thank you again to everyone who came out, who volunteered, and who worked on the team to make the 107th Annual Tree Lighting, which took place on Saturday December 3rd. Perkasie is truly honored to host America’s oldest Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Thank you to FlyDronePhotos, www.flydronephotos.com for allowing us to share this spectacular footage of the moments before and after the tree lighting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSgE0oG0DEI

Mark your calendars now for the 108th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Saturday, December 2nd, 2017, from 5pm-8pm.


Leaf collection will be coming to an end in Perkasie Borough.  The last day for residents to place leaves curbside for pick up will be Friday December 9, 2016.

 Public Works crews will make one more round of collections after this date, weather permitting, for a final collection. Residents should not place leaves out for collection after this date as they will cause a problem for snow removal and residents could face possible fines as per ordinance.

Residents are also reminded about the yard waste drop off at the Borough Recycle Center at 311 S. 9th Simages-1t. where leaves can be dropped off after December 9th.

The Borough will be scheduling a spring  leaf collection.  The dates for that collection will be announced in March 2017.


There are lots of opportunities to visit Santa this December in Perkasie. If you catch sight of him around town don’t forget to post a photo to Perkasie Borough’s Facebook page – we LOVE to see and share community photographs!

Information about different happenings is below. Enjoy!

December 2nd: The Perkasie Electric Company drive Santa to neighborhoods all over Perkasie.

December 3rd: Santa lights Perkasie’s town center tree in the nation’s oldest tree lighting ceremony. The event runs from 5pm – 8pm. Santa arrives on a Perkasie electric truck at 7pm to light the tree from on high.

December 9th – 18th: Sponsored by the Perkasie Rotary Club, Santa and Mrs Claus visit their cute little house in the center of Perkasie according to the following schedule. Visits and photos are free, but donations of non-perishable food and new, unwrapped toys are welcome. Donations benefit Pennridge FISH.

Dec 9th from 6pm-8pm;   Dec 10th from 2pm – 4pm; Dec 11th from 2pm-4pm; Dec 13th from 6pm-8pm;    Dec 15th from 6pm-8pm;    Dec 16th from 6pm-8pm; Dec 17th from 9am-12pm; Dec 18th from 2pm-4pm.

Children may also leave a letter for Santa at the Santa House at 7th St. & Market St. at any time. Letters dropped off by Monday 21st will receive a reply from Santa; don’t forget to leave a return mailing address. Thank you to the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce for responding as Santa!

December 10th: Visit with Santa and enjoy breakfast from 9am – 11am at Perkasie’s Down to Earth café.

December 17th: The Perkasie Fire Company are visiting children in Perkasie and East Rockhill starting at 5pm. Listen for the sirens!

December 18th: All You Can Eat Breakfast with Santa from 7:30am – 12:30pm at the Perkasie Fire House. Adults, $7. Kids aged 4-12, $3.50. Kids under 3, free. The Fire Department will be accepting new, unwrapped Toys for Tots at  this event.

Scholarship Available for Perkasie Student

The Borough of Perkasie is a member of American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP). One of the membership benefits is participation in this yearly scholarship program. The attached flyer provides information about the Lloyd B. Wright Scholarship program. The deadline to submit your information to the Borough is Friday, December 9th. The Borough will select one candidate to submit to AMP. AMP will be awarding four of these scholarships, and students from all of their member municipalities are eligible. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.

2016 American Municipal Power Scholarship Program – Lloyd B. Wright Scholarship