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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 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.


Dickinson Township has an open position for Road Master. For more information and job description, visit the news/employment section of the website.

Bloom Announces Sept. 23 ‘Coffee and Conversation’ Meeting

CARLISLE — Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) announced today that he will host a second “Coffee and Conversation” town hall meeting this month on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Dickinson Township Building, located at 219 Mountain View Road, Mount Holly Springs. The meeting is free to attend and open to all residents of the 199th Legislative District.

The meeting will feature a brief legislative update by Bloom, and will be followed by an open forum discussion where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and offer input.

“Communicating with constituents — hearing from them and listening to them — is key to my work as an elected representative,” Bloom said.”That’s what my ‘Coffee and Conversation’ meetings are all about. It’s a way for us to stay connected on the issues impacting our community and our Commonwealth.”

Residents interested in attending the Sept. 24 “Coffee and Conversation” meeting are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, Sept. 22. To register, complete the electronic form at, or contact Bloom’s office by phone at (717) 249-1990. Please provide a name, address, number of people attending and a phone number to contact in the event that the meeting is rescheduled or canceled.

To stay connected with Bloom as part of an ongoing virtual town hall meeting, follow him on Facebook at, and on Twitter at


Met-Ed customers are urged to be aware of the ongoing, nationwide scam involving a telephone caller posing as a utility company employee threatening to shut off power unless immediate payment is made.

If your Met-Ed account is past-due, you will receive a written notice of your account status, with instructions on how to avoid disconnection of service. While a Met-Ed representative may call a customer whose bill is in arrears in order to remind them that a payment is due, the representative would explain how a payment can be made using our established payment options. They will NOT demand payment over the phone.

If a caller threatens to shut off your power unless immediate payment is received, hang up. If you wish to verify your account status or the identity of a Met-Ed employee, please call 1-800-545-7741.


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

September 7 - Labor Day
September 8 - Board of Supervisors
September 9 - Planning Commission
September 12 - Fall Yard Sale
September 21 - Board of Supervisors
September 22 - Municipal Authority
September 28 - Park & Recreation
October 14 - Planning Commission
October 24 - Harvest Event
October 26 - Park & Recreation

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
December 24 - Christmas Eve
December 25 - Christmas Day