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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.

Public notice for the creation of an Agricultural Security Area:

Ryan & Katie Tuckey – 910 Myerstown Road, Consisting of 65.83 acres.

This announcement will hereby serve to notify the citizens of Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, that the Dickinson Township Board of Supervisors has received a proposal for the creation of an Agricultural Security Area within Dickinson Township, pursuant to the Agricultural Area Security Law, Act 43 of 1981.

The aforementioned proposal is currently on file and available for public inspection at the Dickinson Township Municipal Office, 219 Mountain View Rd, Mount Holly Springs, PA 17065 between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:30 PM.

Any affected Municipality and any landowners who own land which is within, adjacent to, or near the area proposed to be included in the proposed Agricultural Security Area may propose changes within 15 days of the date this notice is published. Such proposed changes must be submitted to the Dickinson Township Office on or before January 21, 2015.

Upon expiration of the aforementioned 15-day period, the proposed Agricultural Security Area and any proposed changes will be submitted to the Dickinson Township Planning Commission and the Cumberland County Planning Commission for review and recommendation. Thereafter, a public hearing will be held by the Township Supervisors to consider the Agricultural Security Area proposal, any proposed modifications and any recommendations from the Planning Commissions.

A copy of this notice is posted at the following public places:

  1. Dickinson Township Municipal Building
  2. Dave’s Tractor World
  4. The Sentinel
  5. 3 locations surrounding the site
  6. Intersection of Torway and Goodyear Roads

Christmas Trees will be picked up curbside on your regular trash day or can be dropped off at the Township Building

The January 14, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled due to lack of agenda items


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of Dickinson Township,Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, of its intent to continue to conduct public hearings, at the times 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, January 19, 2015
Monday, February 2, 2015

Both hearings are to begin immediately upon the conclusion of the business meeting of the Board of Supervisors, which business meeting begins at 5:30 pm, and will conclude at 9:00 pm.

The hearings will be held at the Dickinson Township Offices,219 Mountain View Road, Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania.

PLEASE NOTE: The February 16, 2015 Public Hearing has been cancelled.


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

January 26 - Park & Recreation
January 27 - Municipal Authority
February 2 - Board of Supervisors
February 11 - Planning Commission
February 16 - Board of Supervisors
February 19 - Family Skate Night
February 23 - Park & Recreation
February 24 - Municipal Authority
March 2 - Board of Supervisors
April 3 - Good Friday

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


South Central Alert

Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's Day
April 3 - Good Friday
May 19 - Primary Election Day
May 25 - Memorial Day
July 3 - Independence Day
September 7 - Labor Day
November 3 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27 - Black Friday
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day