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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.

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.

REMINDER: The Dickinson Township Office will be closed on Friday July 3, 2020 in celebration of Independence Day.

NOTICE: The July 6, 2020 Board of Supervisors meeting has been cancelled.

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.

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. Mattresses must be wrapped with plastic.


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

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
August 3 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
August 12 - 2020 Planning Commission- Meeting
August 17 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
August 24 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
August 25 - 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