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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.


The Dickinson Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a Public Hearing on:

October 21, 2014 at 6pm

Dickinson Township Municipal Building
219 Mountain View Road, Mount Holly Springs, PA17065.
PHONE: 717.486.7424. Please call if you have any questions regarding:

Docket # Z – 20140003 at the request of Group+Group & Diehl Land Development

Property: 1 N. Barntz Woods Dr (08-12-0338-148)

Regarding: 1. Height and Size Variance—Requesting a variance of 2 feet to allow the construction of a 6ft high fence with approximately 8ft high posts (Chapter 205-30(C)) and a variance for the size limitations for a sign (Chapter 205-27.C(2)).

All interested parties wishing to be heard are requested to be present to state their opinion if such an opinion should be heard.

Trick-or-Treat Night - October 30th from 6pm to 8pm

ROAD CLOSURE - The Enck’s Mill Road Bridge will be closed to all traffic until October 20, 2014.


The Dickinson Township Park & Recreation Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on their advisory board. Members organize community events, help shape the recreation plans of the township, make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors on operating and capital budget needs for recreation, and enhance recreation opportunities for residents.

Applicants are expected to have an interest in developing and supporting township parks and recreational facilities. Formal education in the field in not necessary. Members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a term of five years.

Please email the Township Manager, Laura Portillo, at with a short letter of intent and a resume if interested. Any questions may also be directed to the Manager.


To review the draft Zoning and Saldo Ordinances, click HERE.

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)

Want to review other township’s zoning ordinances? Click on one of the links below:

West Pennsboro Township

Penn Township

Southampton Township

Shippensburg Township

South Newton Township

CD copies of the Comprehensive Plan are available at the Township building.
2012 Audit Report

2011 Audit Report

Upcoming Meetings/Events

October 20 - Board of Supervisors
October 21 - Zoning Hearing Board
October 25 - Harvest Event
October 27 - Park & Recreation
October 28 - Municipal Authority
October 30 - Trick-or-Treat Night
November 3 - Board of Supervisors
November 4 - Election 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

1538 Commerce Avenue
Carlisle, PA 17015


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2014 Holiday Closings

January 1 - New Year's Day
April 18 - Good Friday
May 20 - Primary Election Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
July 4 - Independence Day
September 1 - Labor Day
November 4 - Election Day
November 11 - Veteran's Day
November 27 - Thanksgiving
November 28 - Thanksgiving
December 25 - Christmas
December 26 - Christmas