Living in Sunbury

With all the charm and character of a small town, the City of Sunbury is a great place to live!

Welcome New Residents!

Whether you have purchased your home or are renting, we want you to feel right at home in Sunbury.  Moving can be stressful and you might have a lot of questions.  Check out the information and links on this page to help you get settled.


Cable TV/phone/internet - Service Electric Cablevision (SECV) is the only cable franchise currently authorized to provide cable service in Sunbury. 

(877) 955-7328

Electricity - PPL (Pennsylvania Power and Light)

(800) 342-5775


Gas - UGI Utilities

(800) 276-2722


Garbage Collection - Every property owner/resident must arrange for garbage collection.  There are several providers that provide service in Sunbury.

Water and Wastewater - Sunbury Municipal Authority.  Property owners are required to hook up to the City's systems.  Wells and septic tanks are not permitted within the City.

(570) 286-5858

Transfer Station and Recycling Center - Sunbury Municipal Authority

(570) 286-9595


Don't forget to register to vote or update your voter registration by going to Votes PA website or contact the Northumberland County Board of Elections for more information (570) 988-4208


The City of Sunbury is proud to be part of the Shikellamy School District.  Go to the website for more information.

Triangle Technical Institute

Lackawanna College Sunbury


Nearby universities:

Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove PA

Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA

Bloomsburg University of Pa., Bloomsburg, PA


The City of Sunbury has wonderful parks, playgrounds, and community center for all to enjoy.  For more information

Property Maintenance

The City of Sunbury requires all property owners to keep their properties neat and tidy.  If you are a renter, check with your landlord about your responsibilities.  City Code Enforcement Officers may issue tickets or citations with fines to those who do not comply with City Code.  Some common violations include:

  • Grass/weeds higher than 10"

  • Snow/ice not cleared from public sidewalk within 24 hours

  • Trash/garbage accumulation, not contained

Whether you rent or own, be a good neighbor!

Learn about flooding and other hazards

Sunbury is a river town and has experienced catastrophic floods in the past.  These days the city is well-protected by a flood wall and levee system.  Learn more about how to be prepared for flooding and other hazards HERE.

Helping Agencies

Everyone needs a little assistance sometimes.  Here are some organizations that can help.

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