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As of April 19, 2021, City Hall will be open to the Public. All visitors must wear a mask and comply with all CDC and PA Dept of Health Guidelines regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic such as Social Distancing. Welcome Back. Thanks!

Small Business COVID Relief Program

Applications & Information

What is it?

The City of Pottsville has applied for and received an allocation of funds authorized by the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in 2020 ("CDBG-CV") to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The City will collaborate with the Pottsville Area Development Corporation (PADCO) our local economic development organization to implement assistance activities. We anticipate approximately ten (10) grants. Maximum grant amount will be $15,000. Minimum Grant amount is $500.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

  1. Be in business for at least one (1) year
  2. Employ no more than 20 employees
  3. Be located in the corporate limits of the city
  4. Successfully complete the application, meet all underwriting requirements and comply with job retention requirements

What Activities are Eligible?

  • Machinery, furniture, fixtures, and equipment used for business purposes
  • Cost(s) businesses expend on the implementation of COVID safety measures
  • Working Capital including;
    • Payroll
    • Rent/Mortgage
    • Utilities such as oil, gas, electric, water/sewer, internet, phone
    • Supplies needed for day-to-day operations up to 90 days
    • Insurance, accounting, legal services
    • Advertising
  • Inventory

What is the timeline for Assistance?

*COVID assistance may be eligible retroactively for expenses and costs from April 1, 2020 to the present.

Where can I get Applications?

Applications are on the City of Pottsville Website or the PADCO website

When can I apply?

Application period opens on April 1st, 2021. Completed applications should be submitted via email to (preferred) or physical copies may be submitted to the PADCO office located at 1 S. 2nd Street, Pottsville - 2nd Floor.

Notice of City of Pottsville Civil Service Commission Testing for the Position of:
Police Officer

Open applications are now being accepted to participate in hiring eligibility testing for the position of Police Officer for the City of Pottsville Bureau of Police, Pottsville, Pa. Application forms can be obtained at Pottsville City Hall, 401 N. Centre Street, Pottsville, Pa, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; on the city website or by email request to

Minimum Qualifications: Must not be less than twenty-one (21) years of age at time of testing; Possess a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent; Possess a valid PA Operator's License; and have an absence of any past Felony or Misdemeanor convictions.

Step 1 of the hiring process is a written examination. This written examination will be offered by the City of Pottsville Civil Service commission up to three (3) times per calendar year with the actual test dates and times being set by the Commission. Eligible applicants will be notified via email at least two (2) weeks in advance of each testing date and time as it is established. Unless otherwise noted in the email advisement, testing will be held in-person at the DHH Lengel Middle School cafeteria, 1541 Laurel Boulevard, Pottsville, Pa. There will be no alternate dates provided. A photo identification card will be required to enter the testing premises.

Completed applications in hard copy form, along with a $45.00 non-refundable processing fee, should be returned by mail to "Police Testing c/o Records Clerk, 401 N. Centre Street, Pottsville, Pa 17901". Electronic forms of completed applications will be accepted but only filed for testing notice once payment has been received by the Records clerk. Checks/Money Orders should be addressed to "City of Pottsville".

Applicants who achieve a passing score of 75% or higher on the written examination shall be eligible to proceed with additional steps in the hiring process. These steps will include physical fitness testing, oral interview, background investigation, drug screen, and medical and psychological examinations.

Applicants requesting Veterans Hiring Preference should submit documentation along with their testing application.
The City of Pottsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hiring Application

Pottsville Adopt A Flag Program

The City of Pottsville has a long-standing patriotic tradition of displaying American flags in the City. Each year, Seventy-Six flags fly from Memorial Day until Veteran's Day. Those flags, in conjunction with our hometown Hero banners remind residents and visitors of our shared history, national pride, and the sacrifices that local heroes have made to protect our freedom.

The City would like to invite residents, business partners, schools and community organizations to join in our American tribute. Flags can be adopted for a fee of $30. Flags will be placed by Memorial Day 2021 and will be retired shortly after Veterans Day 2021. Application forms will be available on line or in the office of the City Administrator. A special tribute will be placed in the Rotunda of City Hall recognizing all those who have adopted a flag to adopt a flag. The application period will run from October 13th, 2020 until April 30, 2021.

Application Form

Pottsville Adopt a Flag Program

Pottsville Mayor addresses the public on the historic anniversary of JFK speaking on Garfield Square

Progress Avenue Restoration Project

(July 23, 2020) - The City of Pottsville is pleased to announce that all Federal and State funding is now in place to begin the repairs to the Progress Avenue culvert damaged by unprecedented flooding in August 2018. City officials and administration are working closely with project Engineers to secure the required state permits and property easements that must be executed with adjoining property owners. Concurrently, Alfred E. Benesch & Company, City Engineer, is completing the details of the bid package.

The joint cooperation of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) has made it possible for the City to advertise and solicit bids for the project in August 2020. Ideally, the bid contract will be awarded in September, provided all necessary safety measures are in place prior to and during the construction phase.

Please visit the City Projects page in the City of Pottsville's website for updates on construction and anticipated timeline for completion.

COVID-19 Reports (March 26, 2020)

Pottsville Brings Residents and Visitors Smarter Parking Options with the ParkMobile App

ParkMobile ParkMobile Wallet

Pottsville, Pennsylvania - 4 October 2019 - ParkMobile, the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, has partnered with the City of Pottsville to enable drivers to pay for parking from their mobile device. The ParkMobile app is now available at approximately 800 spaces around the city.

New stickers and signage will provide information to drivers on how to pay for parking using the app. ParkMobile is available for free for both iPhone and Android devices, and users can additionally register on

After setting up their account, customers can immediately begin using the system with their registered mobile device. Users simply enter the zone number posted on nearby signage, choose the duration of time they'd like to park, and hit the "Start Parking" button to begin their session. The ParkMobile app gives users the ability to pay for parking on-the-go by allowing them to remotely view and update or add time to their parking session - right from their mobile device.

Pottsville has the unique power of having only one zone number. With this structure, Pottsville allows users to pay for all-day parking only once, while still being able to move around the city freely. This will now include areas along Centre Street and Garfield Square.

Historically, Pottsville has allowed for free parking after 5PM on weeknights and all weekends and holidays. The Pottsville Parking Authority is pleased to announce that this courtesy will be continued.

ParkMobile has a growing audience in the Northeast with parking available in major cities like New York City, Boston, and Baltimore. The app is also widely available throughout other Pennsylvania markets, such as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

"We're thrilled to expand our network to Pottsville," says Jon Ziglar, CEO of ParkMobile. "We want to provide every driver across the Northeast with a smarter parking experience that allows them to easily process their transactions using the ParkMobile app."

ParkMobile is the most widely used mobile parking solution in the country with more than 16 million people using the app over 60 million times per year across over 400 cities. ParkMobile is excited to make a difference leveraging its large network of users as it expands into Pottsville.

About ParkMobile

ParkMobile, LLC is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America, helping millions of people easily find, reserve, and pay for parking on their mobile device. The company's technology is used in thousands of locations across the country, including 7 of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports, and stadiums. People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations are also available in metro area garages, allowing people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking. ParkMobile has been named to the Inc. 5000, Deloitte Fast 500, Smart Cities Connect "Smart 50," and the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Top Workplaces. Additionally, the company won the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App. For more information, visit or @ParkMobile on Twitter.

ParkMobile Contact:

Jeff Perkins, CMO,

Pottsville, Pennsylvania Contact

John E. Levkulic, Interim Executive Director,
Pottsville Parking Authority

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