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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: Due to the lack of a quorum, the Zoning Hearing Board Variance Hearing Scheduled for August 24, 2016 will be cancelled.

Do to technical difficulties the Audio Recorder for the August 15, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting only recorded a portion of the meeting. The Township apologizes for any inconvenience this may have caused. The draft minutes for the meeting will be available by the end of the week.

BURN BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED: The Township has lifted the burn ban, the BOS would like to remind the residents that things are still some what dry. Please be very careful when burning and make sure you follow all of the safety requirements noted in Chapter 75 of the Dickinson Township Code. You can review Chapter 75 on the Township web page under Codes/Ordinances.


The Dickinson Township staff will forward reminders at the end of September to residents requiring septic pumping. To avoid a rush on the contractors in the area, the community is reminded of the requirement for every owner of an individual sewage system to have septage or other solids removed from the treatment tank at least once every three years. Proof of pumping and/or inspection shall be provided by the owner of the individual system within 30 days of the date of service to the Township. For more information, forms, and a list of septic haulers, please see the Sewage Enforcement section of the website.


The Board of Supervisors began their discussions on Article 4 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance as of April 20, 2015. Listed below are links to the draft proposed zoning ordinance with comments from the task force. As the Board continues their discussions, these links will be updated with the revisions and the date they were revised. The Board of Supervisors will happily accept any written comments regarding the draft proposed zoning ordinance. Please forward any comments to the Township Manager, Larry Barrick Jr., at 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)

To review the articles, select a link below:

Draft Zoning Article 4, Sections 400 through 422. Revision date 4.20.15

Article 4 Revised 8.14.15 Section 423 to END. Revision date 7.20.15

Draft Zoning Article 3.

Draft Zoning Article 2.

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

Upcoming Meetings/Events

September 3 - Crafters Festival
September 5 - Labor Day
September 6 - Board of Supervisors
September 14 - Planning Commission
September 19 - Board of Supervisors
September 26 - Park & Recreation
September 27 - Municipal Authority
October 3 - Board of Supervisors
October 12 - Planning Commission
October 17 - Board of Supervisors

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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Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's Day
March 25 - Good Friday
April 26 - Primary Election Day
May 30 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 5 - Labor Day
November 8 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day
November 25 - Black Friday
December 23 - Christmas Eve
December 26 - Christmas Day