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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.

IMPORTANT: Starting Monday May 11, 2020 Staff will allow access to the Township office for Residents and contractors. Access will be granted on Monday and Friday mornings from 8:00 am to 12:00 Pm and on Wednesday afternoon from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm. To limit exposure and maintain CDC guidelines; the doors will remain locked and the residents will be required to call into the Office to gain access during the allotted hours. Staff will allow one resident at a time. Masks will be required, and hand sanitizer will be available. Please remember that there may be delays when accessing the office.

The Board of Supervisors strongly recommend that any questions regarding Zoning, Trash, building permits etc. be handled via phone or emails. Residents are encouraged to mail in or drop off permit applications.

For Residents without email capabilities; a temporary Phone number has been set up for Residents to call with any road concerns or major emergencies, the Number is (717) 226-0294.

If Residents need trash tags please contact the Township Manager via email.

The Board of Supervisors appreciate your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

ATTENTION: Advanced Disposal Services will continue to require that all waste be bagged in order to be collected. Grocery bags containing waste will not be accepted as these are prone to breaking open and are the major cause for windblown trash on collection days. Loose trash will be left at the curb and not collected effective March 30th for all areas. If residents are using containers, they must still bag all waste prior to depositing in the container. This will eliminate windblown items while dumping the container. Bagging will NOT include recyclables. Recyclables shall remain un-bagged and single stream. This process is for the protection of our employees as well as the residents of your municipalities in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Dickinson Township apologizes for any inconvenience that this process will cause you but it is imperative that these steps continue to be implemented. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.

BULK PICKUP WILL RESUME JUNE 1, 2020. As a reminder you must call Advanced to notify them of the bulk pickup.

Notice: FEMA started the 90 day public appeals period for the draft Flood Rate Insurance Maps (FIRMS) on February 4, 2020. Please click on the links below for more information. If residents have questions FEMA can be reached using the phone number and email below

Phone # - 1-877-336-2627


FEMA FIRMS Appeal Info.

FEMA Comments Graphics

FEMA Map changes & Flood Ins.


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.

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

Upcoming Meetings/Events

June 10 - 2020 Planning Commission- Meeting
June 15 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
June 22 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
June 23 - 2020 Municipal Authority- Meeting
July 3 - Independence Day
July 6 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
July 8 - 2020 Planning Commission- Meeting
July 20 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
July 27 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
July 28 - 2020 Municipal Authority- Meeting

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

2 Dunwoody Drive,
Carlisle PA, 17015

Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Years Day
February 17 - Presidents Day
April 10 - Good Friday
May 25 - Memorial Day
June 2 - Primary Election
July 3 - Independence Day
September 7 - Labor Day
November 3 - General Election Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 26 - Thanks Giving Holiday
November 27 - Thanks Giving Holiday
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day