Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, the Borough curfew is as follows: Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 am to 5:00 am.

Does the Borough provide the following applications?
* Drivers manual - yes
* Parking placard applications - yes
* Disabled license plate applications - yes
* Criminal history check applications - yes
* PA child abuse history clearance applications - yes
* Change of address applications - yes

Skateboarding is also permitted on the sidewalks outside of the Central Business District (CBD) but is not permitted on the street anywhere in the Borough of Ephrata. Bicycle riding is permitted on the street in the CBD and the street and sidewalk outside the CBD.

There is no bicycle riding and no skateboarding permitted on the sidewalks in the Central Business District (CBD) as defined in the Zoning Ordinance or shown on the zoning map.

Immigration: No, please follow the instructions on the paperwork you received from the immigration office.

Employment: Yes.  There is a $25.00 fee.

They are in effect twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week.

Yes, the Borough does enforce an ordinance. Please report any disturbances to the Police Department at 738-9200.

Meters are in effect in the central business district from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Saturday. Sunday and Holidays are free.

Yes, the Borough charges a $15.00 fee for the return of your pet.

All drivers transporting children from birth to age 4 are responsible to restrain those children in an approved child passenger restraint system anywhere in the vehicle. All drivers transporting children from age 4 years to 8 years are responsible to restrain those children in a seat belt system and appropriate child booster seat anywhere in the vehicle.

No, the Borough does not require you to have a bicycle license. However, you can license your bicycle for a charge of $2.00 at the Ephrata Police Department during normal business hours, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Should you lose your bike, the registration will assist the police in locating the bike.

Citations must be paid at the District Justice's Office located at 609 East Main St., Ephrata. The phone number is 717.733.8688.

No, dog licenses can be purchased at the Ephrata Agway at 1731 W Main Street in Ephrata.

You can either pay by mail, drop it off at the Borough's Business Office Monday through Friday from 8:00am -p 4:30pm, or drop it in the night deposit box located near the flagpole at the front of Borough Hall (124 S State St.).