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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.

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 cooperation.

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.


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

April 10 - Good Friday
April 20 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
April 27 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
April 28 - Primary Election
April 29 - 2020 Municipal Authority- Meeting
May 4 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
May 13 - 2020 Planning Commission- Meeting
May 18 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
May 25 - Memorial Day

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
April 28 - Primary Election
May 25 - Memorial Day
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