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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: Norfolk Southern R/R will be closing the Mont Sera Road Rail crossing for several days to perform maintenance. Please follow the designated detour routes that are in place.

ATTENTION: The Dickinson Township Park and Recreation Board would like to encourage Township Residents to attend the October 26,2020 Park and Rec. meeting to discuss the Park Development Plan.

Please click on the link below to access the Survey for future park planning.

NOTICE: The Dickinson Township Zoning Hearing Board will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm to hear a request for two variances.

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.

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

October 19 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
October 26 - 2020 Park & Recreation- Meeting
October 27 - 2020 Municipal Authority- Meeting
November 3 - General Election Day
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 12 - 2020 Planning Commission- Meeting
November 16 - 2020-Board-of-Supervisors- Meeting
November 23 - 2020 Park & Recreation- 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