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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.

Pennsylvania has recently experienced a number of vehicle break-ins, specifically from the parking lots of gyms, stores, movie theaters, and hotels. Many individuals leave brief cases, purses, wallets, electronics, and other items unattended in vehicles when they are at the gym or shopping. Thieves capitalize on this type of activity by sitting in parking lots watching people or driving and walking through the parking lots looking for a target. They focus on areas where owners will be away from their vehicles for an extended period of time.

These preventative measures will reduce the chances of your vehicle becoming a target for break-ins:

  • Lock your doors at all times.
  • Close all windows and sunroofs.
  • Park in a visible, well-lit area away from larger vehicles, fences or foliage.
  • If you have an SUV or wagon-type vehicle, consider installing a retractable cover over the cargo area.
  • Place bags and electronics, including power plugs, adapters, and suction cup mounts out of sight.
  • Place valuables in the truck when you return to your vehicle rather than after you arrive at your next location.

  • If you are the victim of a vehicle break-in:

  • File a police report.
  • Alert your credit card providers of the theft to prevent fraudulent charges.
  • Check your credit history and scores to make sure additional credit cards were not added using your identity.
  • Consider adding a security alert to your credit history, which will provide additional protection if your Social Security number was stolen.
  • Report any stolen vehicle insurance card and vehicle registration to law enforcement, your insurance company, and the Department of Transportation. Thieves have been known to steal insurance and registration information and put them with stolen vehicles.

  • Individuals who witness a break-in or see a suspicious individual or vehicle should find a safe location to call 9-1-1. If you are the victim of a vehicle break-in, report the incident to the police immediately.

    -Important Billing Error Notification and Acknowledgement-

    April 2, 2015

    Dear Valued Customers of Dickinson Township:

    Recently, Dickinson Township residents who participate in the “Trash Bag Tag System” program for residential waste removal received six trash bag tags and an invoice from Advanced Disposal Services.The invoice was incorrect.The invoice incorrectly billed for twelve trash bag tags at a cost of $36 dollars, instead of six trash bag tags at a cost of $18 dollars.Advanced Disposal acknowledges and apologizes for our error.We also would like to thank and acknowledge the Dickinson Township staff for discovering this and bringing it to our attention for resolution.

    Since the time the Dickinson Township staff alerted us to this error, the billing has been adjusted for all accounts participating in the “Trash Bag Tag System”.We issued a credit of $18 dollars for the overbilling. If you have not paid your invoice yet, please deduct $18 dollars prior to remitting it to Advanced Disposal.In the event that you paid $36 dollars for the six trash bag tags, a refund will be issued to you.We also encourage you to review prior Advanced Disposal billings and contact us if you feel there are discrepancies.

    Moving forward, residents needing additional trash bag tags can contact Advanced Disposal Services at 800-338-8971 to place an order or you can purchase the trash bag tags from the Dickinson Township municipal office during its normal business hours.

    If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our offices at anytime at 800-338-8971.Thank you once again for your time and patience while we resolve this issue and once again we apologize for any inconvenience and confusion we may have caused.


    Ed Yahner
    General Manager


    Prices will be $46.23/quarter for the garbage toter cart and $3.00 per bag tag.


    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.


    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, Laura Portillo, 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

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

    2014 Audit Report

    2013 Liquid Fuels Audit Report

    2012 Audit Report

    Upcoming Meetings/Events

    April 27 - Park & Recreation
    April 28 - Municipal Authority
    May 4 - Board of Supervisors
    May 9 - Fishing Derby
    May 13 - Planning Commission
    May 18 - Board of Supervisors
    May 19 - Primary Election Day
    May 25 - Memorial Day
    May 26 - 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


    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