Welcome to Jonestown!


GOVERNOR’S STAY AT HOME ORDER: Lebanon County is currently under a “stay-at-home” order and coded “red” through 5/29/20, at which point the county is slated to move to “yellow.” Check the PA Department of Health’s COVID-19 page for updates.

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 next regular meeting of the Borough Council is scheduled to occur via WebEx on Tuesday, 6/2/20 at 7:00 p.m. If you would like to view live, please contact the Borough Secretary at boro@jonestownpa.org or 717-861-5414 to register. A recording of the session will be available within 24 hours of the meeting close.

The Planning Workshop for May has been cancelled.

Since the passing of SB 841, which provides for remote meetings of municipal bodies, the Council hosted their latest regular meeting on 5/5/20 via WebEx. A recording of the session is available here.


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

Lebanon County COVID-19 resources are available here.

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 Lancaster Street bridge is currently closed for replacement. The bridge will remain closed for up to 207 days. 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.


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