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Welcome to Dickinson Township

Dickinson Township is located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Its history revolves around farms, the schools, churches, mills, stores, blacksmith shops and the businesses that supplied them as well as the industries of the mountains which developed the natural resources of wood, iron ore, sand, clay and phosphorous.


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, of its intent to conduct a public hearing, at the time and place stated below, on the conditional use application of Goodman North American Partnership Holdings, LLC, for a distribution center to be located at the northwestern quadrant of the Exit 44 (Allen Road) interchange of Interstate 81 within the Business Industrial District:

Monday, December 8, 2014

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Penn Township Volunteer Fire Company Hall

1750 Pine Road Newville, Pennsylvania

In the event that the public hearing cannot be held at the time and place described above, the alternate time and place for the conduct of the public hearing on the conditional use application is Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Penn Township Volunteer Fire Company Hall, 1750 Pine Road Newville, PA.

Dickinson Township Planning Commission Meeting Re-scheduled Notice

The Dickinson Township Planning Commission has re-scheduled their November meeting to:

Monday, November 24, 2014

at 5:30pm at the Township Building

219 Mountain View Road

Mount Holly Springs, PA 17065

If you have any questions in reference to this meeting, contact Laura Portillo, Township Manager, at 486-7424.


The Dickinson Township Park & Recreation Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on their advisory board. Members organize community events, help shape the recreation plans of the township, make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on operating and capital budget needs for recreation, and enhance recreation opportunities for residents.

Applicants are expected to have an interest in developing and supporting township parks and recreational facilities. Formal education in the field in not necessary. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of five years.

Please email the Township Manager, Laura Portillo, at with a short letter of intent and a resume if interested. Any questions may also be directed to the Manager.


To review the draft Zoning and Saldo Ordinances, click HERE.

CDs of the draft ordinances are available at the Township office for $3.00 each.
Paper copies are available for 0.25 cents per page ($80.50 for Zoning, $24.50 for Saldo)

Want to review other township’s zoning ordinances? Click on one of the links below:

West Pennsboro Township

Penn Township

Southampton Township

Shippensburg Township

South Newton Township

CD copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Township building.
2012 Audit Report

2011 Audit Report

Upcoming Meetings/Events

November 24 - Planning Commission
November 24 - Park & Recreation
November 25 - Municipal Authority
November 27 - Thanksgiving
November 28 - Thanksgiving
December 1 - Board of Supervisors
December 8 - Board of Supervisors
December 10 - Planning Commission
December 15 - Board of Supervisors
December 23 - Municipal Authority

Dickinson Township

219 Mountain View Road
Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065
Ph. (717) 486-7424
Fax (717) 486-8412

Business Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 am to 3:30 pm

PA State Police

1538 Commerce Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17015


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2014 Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's Day
April 18 - Good Friday
May 20 - Primary Election Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 1 - Labor Day
November 4 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 27 - Thanksgiving
November 28 - Thanksgiving
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Christmas