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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.

The April 8, 2015 Planning Commission Meeting has been cancelled

Community Needs for Library Services - Public Meeting

Community Needs for Library Service


Library Finance - April 30, 2015, 7 to 9 pm, Boyer Hall, Messiah College For more information visit:

Cumberland County Library System

1601 Ritner Highway, Suite 100
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 17013-9304
(717) 240-6175


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Supervisors of Dickinson Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, of its intent to continue 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.All hearings will be held at the Dickinson Township Municipal Building located at 219 Mountain View Road in Mount Holly Springs, Pennsylvania 17065.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Hearing begins immediately upon the conclusion of the business meeting of the Board of Supervisors, which the business meeting begins at 5:30pm


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.


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

April 3 - Good Friday
April 6 - Board of Supervisors
April 18 - Spring Yard Sale
April 20 - Board of Supervisors
April 27 - Park & Recreation
April 28 - Municipal Authority
May 4 - Board of Supervisors
May 13 - Planning Commission
May 18 - 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


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