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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.

REMINDER: The 2020 Census process was initiated earlier this year and it is very important to participate in the process to help with future funding for the Township and County. Please click on the links below for more information.

Census 101, What you need to know

Census, Ways to Respond

LOST & FOUND: The Township Public Works Department found a Backpack at Stuart Park. Please contact the office if you believe it is yours. Callers will need to identify the bag by description and content.

IMPORTANT: Starting Monday June 15, 2020 the Township Office will be open to the public. To limit exposure and maintain CDC guidelines; the front door will be open for entry and the side door will be used as an exit. Masks will be required, and hand sanitizer will be available. Marks have been placed on the floors to encourage social distancing while in the office. 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.


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

August 17 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
August 24 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
August 25 - 2020 Municipal Authority- Meeting
September 7 - Labor Day
September 8 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
September 9 - 2020 Planning Commission- Meeting
September 21 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
September 22 - 2020 Municipal Authority- Meeting
September 28 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
October 5 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- 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