Beginning December 1, 2020, County Council meetings are being held VIRTUALLY on the Zoom platform. A link with the meeting informaiton will be published prior to the meeting. The public will be able to participate via Zoom, or if you prefer to submit your comments without entering the call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a summary of what you wish to express to Council. The meetings will also be live streamed on YouTube as they are held.
The Northampton County Council is the governing body of the County which exercises the legislative power of the County, including the power to make laws and to exercise any residual powers of a County and any powers conferred on a County or County official by the laws of Pennsylvania, subject to the provisions of the Northampton County Home Rule Charter. County Council is empowered to levy taxes, set salaries, adopt budgets, ordinances and resolutions. This branch of County government works in conjunction with the administrative and judicial branches to provide effective, efficient and responsive representation to the residents of Northampton County. County Council members are elected to terms of four years. County Council consists of nine elected members, four of which represent specific districts, and five which are elected at-large throughout the entire County.
The County Council meets on the first and third Thursday of each month in the Council Meeting Room.
Serves as the Legislative Branch of the County.
Access to Live Streaming of County Council meetings
Meeting minutes of the Northampton County Council
are presided over by a Chairperson
Scheduled Council events