Welcome to the Borough of Taylor


This is the official website of the Borough of Taylor. Taylor is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, four miles southwest of Scranton on the Lackawanna River. The history of Taylor Borough is an interesting journey. It was founded in 1790 by Cornelius Atherton. Silk manufacturing and coal mining were once practiced in the borough. It is our intention at TaylorBorough.com to provide it’s visitors with an informative recap of our community. Taylor Borough has been a unique place to live and work. We hope that the information on this website will be useful and informational.


Pennsylvania American Water (PAWC) will be replacing portions of the water main on Porter Street, between Loomis Avenue & Rundle Street starting on October 29, 2018. Once those repairs are completed PAWC will then move to West Taylor Street, between South Washington Street to Jefferson Street. Please be cautious when in these areas, thank you.

Correction – Tax Collector Collection Days

Riverside School District Real Estate Tax bills have a typographical error. The Tax Collector hours are Mondays & Wednesdays, August 6:00 to 7:30 PM and September thru December 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

The Tax Collectors hours are not 5 days a week as indicated on the Riverside School Districts Tax bills.

Recycling Schedule

Please note that recycling can be placed in open containers other than the traditional recycling cans. Capacity should be 35 gallons or less, color doesn’t matter.

Taylor Borough Yard Waste Pickup – Yard waste will be picked up each Monday. Yard & leaf waste should not be out for collection any sooner than 5:00 P.M. on the day before the scheduled collection day. The use of plastic bags is prohibited for the collection of all yard waste. Yard waste must be kept in separate containers and not mixed into containers with recycling or garbage.

Recycling Schedule (Click)

Trash and Recycling Routes (Click)

Trash Pickup Holiday Schedule (Click)

2018 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE

2019 Recycling Schedule Download CLICK HERE


NOTICE is hereby given that the Taylor Borough Council will hold a public meeting on December 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Taylor Borough Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 122 Union Street, Taylor, Pennsylvania to conduct general business and to vote on enacting  a final budget, and to enact a Tax Levy  Ordinance, of which this notice is a summary, Adopting, Re-Enacting and Fixing the Tax Rate for Year 2019 on Real Property Situated in the Borough of Taylor at the Tax rate for General Borough purposes, the sum of  twenty two and three tenths (22.300) Mills on each dollar of assessed valuation.

A copy of the full text of the proposed Ordinance may be examined in the Manager’s Office at the above-referenced Municipal Building, during any business day between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM at no charge, or a copy may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost of reproduction thereof.

The 2019 Proposed Annual Budget for Taylor Borough is available for public inspection during regular office hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the Municipal Building, 122 Union Street, Taylor, PA 18517

Kristi A. Evans
Borough Secretary

The Taylor Police Department has now partnered with CARFAX.

Click HERE to view the information


Taylor Borough Administrative Offices, Taylor Community Center and DPW will be closed in observance of Christmas on Tuesday, December 25th, 2018.


Taylor Borough Administrative Offices, Taylor Community Center and DPW will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day on Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.


Honors Banner Program


Taylor Borough Council would like to announce that The Taylor Honors Banner program was created to serve as a tribute to Taylor residents who are serving or are Veterans who have served our country in the United States Armed Forces. Each Banner will be 30” x 60” and will Honor military personnel by displaying their picture and their branch of service. Each Banner will cost $189.00 which will cover the production and the installation of the Banner. Banners will be displayed on utility poles throughout Taylor Borough for a 2 year period, May through November. At the end of the two year period, Banners will be removed and given to the service person or family member/sponsor.


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