Frequently Asked Questions


The Lykens Borough Police Department and the Lykens barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police have concurrent jurisdictions.  However, we provide primary police services to only the Borough of Lykens.  If you are attempting to contact a Pennsylvania State Trooper, you can reach their barracks by calling (717) 362-8700.

Whenever available, officers will respond to ambulance calls.  Not only can we assist Emergency Medical Services in the performance of their duties, we can help provide care and comfort to those in need.  We do this as part of our commitment to the community.  

Yes.  It can be found in section 8-123 of the Lykens Borough Ordinances.  Persons under the age of 18 are generally prohibited from being in public places from 11:00 PM until 5:30 AM.  Persons under the age of 16 are generally prohibited from being in public places from 10:00 PM until 5:30 AM.  Exceptions include being accompanied by parent/guardian or other person lawfully caring for the juvenile, employment requirements, doing emergency errands, returning directly home within 30 minutes of the end of an official organized event, or occupying the sidewalk of his/her residence.

All Lykens Borough Ordinances are available for public inspection at the Lykens Borough Office, 200 Main Street, during normal business hours.  Additionally, all codified Ordinances are published online by Keystone Publishers.  You can access them here.

Please read the directions on the back of the copy you received.  Follow those directions to respond to the charge.  Pleas and payments can be made at the following location:

The Honorable District Judge Rebecca Margerum
Magisterial District 12-3-01
RR 1 Manors Road, PO Box 68
Elizabethville, PA  17023

Section 3325 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code requires drivers of all vehicles to yield the right-of-way to the immediate approach of all emergency vehicles utilizing approved audible and visual warning systems.  Drivers that pull over when an emergency vehicle utilizing audible and visual warning systems approaches from the opposite direction are being safe drivers.  They are also obeying the law.

Section 3327 of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code requires the drivers of all vehicles approaching or passing an emergency response area to move to an adjacent lane of travel, or if not possible, legal, or safe to do so, slow down to a careful and prudent speed for the conditions.  The law defines emergency response areas in include police officers conducting traffic stops.  The law also protects all emergency service providers rendering assistance to individuals on or near a roadway.  Remember to move over, slow down, or do both, to help save a life!