Ransom Township Information


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Voting Districts . .

Ransom Township is comprised of three voting districts. On election day, polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM.

Polling places are as follows:

  • District 1 - Ransom Twp Municipal Building

  • District 2 - Mount Dewey Community Center

  • District 3 - Ransom Community Center

Tax Information . .

Real estate is assessed by Lackawanna County based on its value compared with other similar properties.

The accessed value is a percentage of the actual estimated market value. Based on the accessed value, three tax bills are issued annually to a property owner:

  • one each from the county (39.998 mils)

  • township (7 mils)

  • school district (117.35 mils)

Also, both the township and school district impose a 0.5% tax on earned income, and both have transfer taxes that must be paid when property is transferred.

Post Offices with ZIP Codes.

  • Clarks Summit 18411

  • Scranton 18504

  • Ransom 18653

Emergency Services (Dial 911)...

  • Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. & Ambulance

  • Pennsylvania State Police, Dunmore Barricks

  • South Abington Township Police

Refuse Collection & Recycling. . .

Waste Management collects refuse curbside every Tuesday. Curbside recycling pick-up will be conducted on the following days for 2017; February 24th, March 24th, April 21st, May 19th, June 23rd, July 21st, August 25th, September 22nd, October 20th, November 25th, December 22nd. Newspapers, magazines, phone books, and co-mingled glass, plastics (#1,#2 and #3 only) and metal/aluminum are accepted. Recycling containers are available free of charge by calling the municipal building.

Snow Removal & Road Maintenance...

On state roads, the PA Department of Transportation is responsible for snow and ice removal and maintenance. Township roads are maintained by the Ransom Township Road Department. Private roads are not the responsibility of either the state or the township. ** For passed Ordinances, please go to our Ordinance Page.

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This page was last updated 03/05/17