Per Capita Tax

To all Borough Residents, Please be advised that the 2023 per capita taxes are now considered delinquent. The $5.00 tax has been in effect since 6/6/1966 and is being taxed on every resident in the borough over 18 years of age. There are no exemptions on age, disability, military, etc. If you have not received a 2023 per capita tax bill, please call the Borough Office at 814.736.4330. If the resident is deceased, moved, etc. please also notify David Layo at 814.615.3938 so he can update the per capita tax book as well.

The Per Capita Ordinance

Patrol Officers

Portage Borough is accepting applications for part time police officer. The candidate will be required to work 32 hours per week.  Must be Act 120 Certified, community minded, demonstrate interpersonal, public relations, and communication skills.  The part time officer is required to pass a background check, physical and drug test.  Pay is commensurate with experience.


Applications can be obtained at the Borough Office located at 721 Main Street, Portage, PA 15946 between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or by calling 814/736-4330.  Completed applications must be returned along with a resume to the Borough Manager.  The e-mail address is  Applications can also be downloaded at