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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.


Cumberland County has funds available to help low and moderate income homeowners rehab their homes. Eligible work includes: updating electrical wiring, heating systems, roof repair and replacement, insulation, doors, windows, siding, interior and exterior painting, chimneys, spouting, kitchens, bathrooms, foundation repairs, etc. For more information visit and click on Homeownership programs.


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.


The Board of Supervisors began their discussions on Article 4 of the Draft Zoning Ordinance as of April 20, 2015. Listed below are links to the draft proposed zoning ordinance with comments from the task force. As the Board continues their discussions, these links will be updated with the revisions and the date they were revised. The Board of Supervisors will happily accept any written comments regarding the draft proposed zoning ordinance. Please forward any comments to the Township Manager, Mike Masley, at CDs of the draft ordinances are available at the Township office for $3.00 each. Paper copies are available for 0.25 cents per page ($80.50 for Zoning, $24.50 for Saldo)

To review the articles, select a link below:

Draft Zoning Article 4, Sections 400 through 422. Revision date 4.20.15

Article 4 Revised 8.14.15 Section 423 to END. Revision date 7.20.15

Draft Zoning Article 3.

Draft Zoning Article 2.

CD copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Township building.

2014 Audit Report

2013 Liquid Fuels Audit Report

2012 Audit Report

Upcoming Meetings/Events

November 27 - Black Friday
December 7 - Board of Supervisors
December 9 - Planning Commission
December 21 - Board of Supervisors
December 22 - Municipal Authority
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day
December 28 - Park & Recreation
January 21 - Bowling Night
February 18 - Family Skate Night

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

1538 Commerce Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17015


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Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's Day
April 3 - Good Friday
May 19 - Primary Election Day
May 25 - Memorial Day
July 3 - Independence Day
September 7 - Labor Day
November 3 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
November 27 - Black Friday
November 27 - Black Friday
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day