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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 Township Road Crew will be grading the shoulders, cutting banks, and replacing pipes on Myerstown Road starting May 12, 2015. Please be advised that sections of Myerstown Road may be shut down from 7:30am until 3:30pm during this time.


Township Manager

Road Master

More information is available under News & Announcements/Employment.


The Dickinson Township Act 537 plan is available for public comment for the next 30 days (or until June 8, 2015). Please provide written comments to the Township Manager or Zoning Officer. The draft plan will be considered for approval and forwarded to the Department of Environment Protection Agency (DEP) at the Board of Supervisors meeting of June 15, 2015. Click HERE to review the proposed Act 537 plan.


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.


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, Laura Portillo, 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

Draft Zoning Article 4, Sections 423 through 465.

Draft Zoning Article 4, Sections 466 through 490.

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

May 25 - Memorial Day
May 26 - Municipal Authority
June 1 - Board of Supervisors
June 10 - Planning Commission
June 15 - Board of Supervisors
June 22 - Park & Recreation
June 23 - Municipal Authority
July 3 - Independence Day
July 8 - Planning Commission

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
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