County Services

  • County-wide discount prescription drug plan at no cost to the county or to users of the discount card.  Please click on the above link for more information about the card, distribution centers and participating pharmacies.
  • Door-to-door and fixed route bus service is available within Carbon County between all of the boroughs and to several points outside of the County including the Mall in Whitehall, Lehigh County.
  • The County, under the direction of the Area Office on Aging offers the services of five senior centers within the County. These provide a daily hot lunch, libraries, computer and e-mail services, and various other activities.
  • Mauch Chunk Lake Park is a recreational facility, providing boating, fishing, swimming, and camping for both residents and non-residents of Carbon County. During winter months, cross country skiing is available. Picnic pavilions are also available for renting for private functions. Various fees are charged for some activities. For more information click here.
  • An emergency management facility is maintained and provides training exercises and updates for local municipalities. A 911 facility is provided by the County. Approximately 148,000 calls are made each year to the 911 center.
  • In downtown Jim Thorpe, a park is available with seating for relaxation.
  • From various County offices, a passport along with required photos can be processed.
  • Various licenses, such as Hunting, dog, and fishing can be purchased from various locations throughout the County, coordinated by the treasurer’s office.
  • The County archives department offers an opportunity to provide a genealogy check on residents’ ancestors.
  • Child care services are provided to qualifying parents by the County.
  • A County railroad commission oversees a shortline railroad, the C&S RR, within the County which services local industries.