Emergency Management

Snow Emergency Declared

Due to the pending snow storm forecast for Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, Tilden Township has declared a snow emergency and is requesting persons with vehicles parked on West State Street, Lincoln Drive, Ruth Street, Kathryn Street, Marion Street, Yoder Street, Carl Street, Hazel Street, Clayton Avenue, Moonlight Drive, Sunrise Drive, Rainbow Drive or Sunset Drive, please remove all your vehicles from the street by 11am Wednesday morning December 16th and keep them off the road until further notice is given.

This enables our road crew to more efficiently remove snow from the roadway in certain areas.

The Township appreciates your cooperation. Thank you.

Extension of Emergency Declaration

On 03/20/2020, the Tilden Township Board of Supervisors issued a Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency pertaining to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 world-wide pandemic. By design, these last 7 days and must be extended each time.

03/27/2020, the Board of Supervisors extended the proclamation another 7 days.

Click below for the document:


Office closure

Release date: 03/16/2020


In keeping with CDC and PA DOH guidelines regarding the coronavirus, the Tilden Township Municipal Office, 874 Hex Highway, will be closed to the public until Monday, 03/30/2020 at 8.am.

The office will continue to be staffed and available by phone or email during regular business hours.

Please use the front door dropbox for any sewer or tax payments. If you need to drop off plans or anything else that does not fit in the dropbox, please call the office at 610-562-7410 to schedule an appointment.

The Tilden Township tax collector’s office will only be open during the scheduled times printed on the tax bills.

The Tilden Township Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 03/17/2020 has been canceled.


As of today, the lobby of the Tilden Township Police Department, 870 Hex Highway, will be closed to the public until Monday, 03/30/2020 at 8.am.

For emergencies, always call 911.

For non-emergencies requiring a police response, call Berks County dispatch at 610-655-4911.

For other business, call the police office at 610-562-9001.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the immediate risk to the general American public for contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19) remains low, they suggest that now is the time for communities to start preparing.

To stay up to date and informed on official coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, you can sign up for the latest CDC updates here:


Below are the CDC’s prevention tips:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially before eating, after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing, and certainly if your commute includes public transit.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The purpose of a face mask is to prevent droplets from sneezing and coughing from becoming airborne.

A wealth of information about COVID-19 is available on the CDC website here:


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