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Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania - a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city's past.

Recent News & Updates

Mayor Donchez Announces Saucon Park Will be Closed Labor Day Weekend

Saucon Park will be closed for Labor Day weekend.

Starting at dawn on Saturday, September 5th, 2015 officers will be stationed at each entrance to the park in order to prevent entrance to the park. This policy will be enforced through the weekend and until dusk on Monday, September 7th, 2015 at which point normal park operations will resume throughout the week. Starting at dawn on Saturday, September 14, 2015, the park will be open only to pavilion permit holders and their guests through the weekend. For the remainder of the picnic season, the park will be open from dawn until dusk during the week and open only to permit holders on the weekends. Anyone interested in renting a pavilion call the number below or access the city’s website at

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we continue to address the ongoing situation in Saucon Park.

For additional information, please contact Ralph Carp, Director of Parks and Public Property at 610-865-7080.

City of Bethlehem On-line Public Auction

The City of Bethlehem On-Line Public Auction runs until September 18th, 2015. To view the auction items go to In the search box at the top type in City of Bethlehem and hit search. Follow instructions for bidding and viewing.

The September 14, 2015 Mayor’s Open Door, both sessions, are cancelled. The next Open Door will be Monday, October 12, 2015

City of Bethlehem Administrative Gift Policy

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Request for Qualifications for The City of Bethlehem’s Housing Rehabilitation Program

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Community Development Block Grant Program and Home Investment Partnership Program

Request for proposal for community, housing and economic development services.

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Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships Program Application

This application package includes all the materials needed to either recommend a project or request funding for a project from the City of Bethlehem's FY 2016 Community Development Block Grant and/or FY 2016 HOME Investment Partnerships Programs.

Download Application

Job Opportunites

  • Community Health Nurse
  • Crossing Guard (PT)

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Special Activity Meetings S.A.M

The City of Bethlehem is excited to announce we are now conducting Special Activity Meetings in Town Hall the second Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. A representative from each department will be present to answer questions or address any issues you may have about your Special event (parades, walks/runs, festivals, etc.).

Anyone may attend but we do ask that if your event is new, you must attend at least one of these meetings.

We want your event to be a success and attendance at one of these meetings ensures you will receive the necessary information.

If possible, please RSVP with Judith Stiles at 610-865-7079.

Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The Fire Hydrant Flushing Schedule is available online.