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.
NOTICE: The April 28, 2020 Primary Elections have be POSTPONED until June 2, 2020.
IMPORTANT: In support of the Governor’s mandate to close all Non-life sustaining businesses in PA, the Dickinson Township Office will be closed to the public until further notice.
The Public works department will continue to provide safety related maintenance, operate on an on-call schedule and be available for any road related emergencies. The Township Manager and Zoning Officer/Public works Director will be available by email, please use email to report any concerns or road complaints. 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.
PLEASE HANDLE ALL TWP BUSINESS VIA EMAIL.
Thank you for your
TWP Shut Down Notice_3-20-2020
ATTENTION:Dear Residents, as you know cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
are rapidly spreading throughout our area. It has been determined by the CDC
that the virus can remain viable for hours up to days on a variety of waste
materials generated by our residents. With that said, Advanced Disposal
Services will be requiring 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 virus. Dickinson Township apologizes for any inconvenience
that this process will cause you but it is imperative that these steps be
implemented immediately. Should you have any
questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you.
BULK pickups are suspended until further notice!
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.
SEPTIC SYSTEM/PUMPING INSPECTION REMINDER
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.