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Q. Does the Township have a burning ordinance?

A. Ordinance #3 regulates outdoor burning in the Township. Except for campfires and approved bonfires, burning is only allowed in association with agricultural uses on properties of 10 acres or larger.


Q. Does the Township have a snow / ice / inclement weather ordinance?

A. Ordinance #10 regulates snow, ice and slush removal in the Township.


Q. Does the Township have a noise ordinance?

A. Township Ordinance #25 regulates disruptive activities in the community between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.


Q. Does the Township have a dog/animal ordinance?

A. Ordinance #73-1 regulates dogs and other animals in the Township.


Q. Does the Township have a curfew ordinance?

A. Ordinance #97-2 imposes an 11:00 pm to 5:00 am curfew on any person under the age of eighteen years of age.


Q. How can I get a copy of a reportable vehicle accident report?

A. By telephoning the Police Department office at 717-697-0607 Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Vehicle accident reports are available for a fee of $15.00.


Q. What is the best way to have a police officer contact me with regards to a police matter?

A. By telephoning the Cumberland County Communication Center, Emergency 911 and Non-emergency 238-9676.


Q. Do we do fingerprinting for employment?

A. Fingerprinting will be done for Township residents and businesses located in the Township Monday - Friday from 8am to 3pm at the Police Department office, located at 5 Willow Mill Park Road, Suite 1, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Please call ahead at 717-697-0607 to let us know you are coming. A fee of $20 will be assessed for each card. Please note that we can only take checks. Cash payments will not be accepted.


Q. How do I obtain a copy of a police incident report?

A. You can request any report with a Right to Know Request Form. These can be sent online or downloaded here.


Q. What is the requirement for childrens’ use of safety seats?

A. Any child between the ages of 4 and 8 riding anywhere in a vehicle shall be securely fastened in a child booster seat. Any child under the age of 4 shall be securely fastened in a child safety seat.


Q. What are the requirements for wearing a seatbelt in a vehicle?

A. The driver and any front seat passengers shall wear a seatbelt. Drivers are responsible to see that occupants under 18 years old in the rear seats are secured by a seatbelt. In addition, a driver under the age of 18 may not have more passengers in the vehicle than there are seatbelts.