Welcome to Jonestown!


GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER: On 3/23/20, the Governor executed a stay at home order for seven (7) PA counties. See the original order here. On 3/30/20, the order was amended to include Lebanon County and was extended through 4/30/20. See the 3/31/20 amendment here.

DECLARATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY: On 3/17/20, The Mayor and Borough Council declared a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency as a result of COVID-19. See the full statement here. While official business continues, Borough Offices are currently closed to the public.


The Lebanon County Department of Emergency Services is seeking donations of new, commercially-made, unopened PPE (personal protective equipment) including:

  • N95 masks
  • Surgical/dust masks
  • Elastomeric respirators
  • Eye protection
  • Latex-free disposable gloves
  • Commercially-made disposable disinfecting wipes – germicidal with bleach
  • Commercially-made disinfecting wipes > 70% alcohol
  • Commercially-made hand sanitizer and hand soap

Those with donations are asked to drop them off at the bottom of the loading dock of the Lebanon County Courthouse (400 S 8th St, Lebanon, PA 17042) in the provided receptacles between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.


Lebanon County COVID-19 resources are available here.

Northern Lebanon School District COVID-19 resources – including information about meal deliveries – are available here. Schools remain closed at this time.

In light of the recent public health emergency and “stay at home” recommendations, Met-Ed has temporarily suspended shut-offs for past due customers. See the full statement from FirstEnergy here.

The upcoming regular meeting of the Borough Council on 4/7/20 has been cancelled.

PennDOT to replace Lancaster Street bridge beginning Spring 2020. Project start has been delayed due to the Governor’s suspension of heavy highway construction.  The roadway closure for this project will not occur until the suspension is lifted. Approximately (1) week notice will be given prior to the roadway closure once the suspension is lifted. Read the original announcement from PennDOT here.

New green waste facility rules and regulations have been enacted and permits are now required. Please see the new regulations here and apply for a permit by printing and submitting the form available here.

Street sweeping – originally scheduled for Tuesday, 4/7, and Wednesday, 4/8 – has been cancelled.


Jonestown was originally settled in 1761 by William Jones under the name of Williamsburgh. After his death in 1771, the name was changed to Jonestown to distinguish itself from other Williamsburgs in the colonies.  Jonestown residents are proud ‘Vikes’ living in the Northern Lebanon School District – go Vikings!  It is our vision to share the beauty of small town living and to help promote a community of friends and neighbors through locally sponsored events that are held in our community park and town square.  We are proud to say that not only do we support our military veterans but that Jonestown is home to many military families that have members who are serving with the Army and Air Force National Guards at Fort Indiantown Gap.


Municipal Building:295 S Mill St, PO Box 446, Jonestown, PA 17038
Phone:(717) 861-5414
Fax:(717) 865-0154
Email:boro@jonestownpa.org

Office Hours

SundayClosed
Monday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Friday8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SaturdayClosed