Tax Bill Advisory

Please be advised that the tax collector ONLY has office hours at the Township Building during the Rebate Period.  This period is the time period on your tax bill when you receive a discount.  After that period, bills must be mailed to the tax collector.  At no time may tax bills be dropped off at the Municipal Building.

The Tax Collector will be at the Rice Township Municipal Building during the Rebate period:  Mondays from 4pm to 6pm.


Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled!


Rice Township’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday March 12th at 10am.  A rain date is set for March 13th at 10am.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Rice Township Municipal Park:
3000 Church Road
Mountain Top, PA 18707

All are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend!


The SWIFT911 notification system is now live for Luzerne County!


Sign up now to receive alerts from Luzerne County EMA and Rice Township at no cost to you.

You may choose to receive the alerts via mobile app, email or telephone.

Gypsy Moth Forum

Wright Township Environmental Advisory Council will hold a gypsy moth forum at 7 tonight (Monday, August 3rd) at the Wright Township Municipal Building. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Service who will present information on the gypsy moth and answer residents’ questions. All Mountain Top residents are invited.

Gypsy Moth Update


WNEP ran a news story on Monday night stating “Luzerne County Urges Folks With Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Infestation to Call.”

The story can be watched here:

The phone number to call:  (570) 820-6347

Homeowner’s Guides to Gypsy Moth Management will continue to be available to Rice residents at the Municipal Building, 3000 Church Road in Mountaintop, as well as contact information for private sprayers (who may be hired at the resident’s expense).

Gypsy Moths


We have received numerous phone calls regarding Gypsy Moth caterpillars and what residents can do to eliminate this pest from their land.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has addressed this issue on their website:  PA DCNR – Gypsymoth

Information on their website includes:

  • A Homeowner’s Guide to Gypsy Moth Management
  • U.S. Forest Service Pest Alert for Gypsy Moth
  • 2015 Gypsy Moth Spray Status Interactive Map
  • 2015 Gypsy Moth Egg Mass Densities