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The Lancaster County Treasurers office handles the sale of dog licenses.
The budget is posted on this website or you may visit the office and request a copy.
Citizens are not allowed to do open burning of leaves or trash. Please review the current burning ordinance adopted in 2015 which can be found under forms/applications section of this website.
Contact Voter Registration at 717-299-8293
Yard waste season generally begins in early April and runs through October. Check the Township calendar for exact dates.
You must first fill out a Property Maintenance Report Form (available on this site or at the Township Office). After the form is submitted to the Township, the property will be examined and it will be determined if there is a violation. Note: Grass must be at least 10" in height to be in violation.
Contact the Police Department (717) 898-3103.
- Contact the police department who will either put you in touch with the current authority that handles dogs or will retrieve the dog to the Township holding area.
The Township maintains several park areas with pavilions however the only pavilion that is rented is the one located at the A. Herr Park on Nissley Road. Forms are available in the forms and application section of the website.
Front Yard - The area contained between the street right-of-way(s) and the principal building. Corner lots shall have two front yards, one side, and one rear yard.
Rear Yard - A yard extending across the full width of a lot between the principal building and the rear lot line, and measured perpendicular to the building at the closest point to the rear lot line.
Side Yard - A yard extending from the front yard to the rear lot line between the principal building and the side lot line, and measured perpendicular to the building at the closest point to the side lot line; or a yard which is not a front or rear yard. On corner lots, the side yard shall be considered the area between the principal building and the lot lines directly opposite the non-address street.
A property that has two street frontages.
Setbacks are distances between structures and property lines, and vary depending on the zoning district. Information for setback requirements for each zoning district can be found in Article 3 of the East Hempfield Township Zoning Ordinance linked below
A right-of-way granted for limited use of private land for a public or quasi-public or private purpose, and within which the landowner shall not have the right to make use of the land in a manner that violates the right of the grantee.
The specific purpose for which land or a structure is designed, arranged, intended, occupied or maintained.
Accessory Use - A use customarily incidental and subordinate to the principal use or building and located on the same lot with this principal use or building.
Principal use - The main or primary use of property or structures.
A use, whether of land or of structure, which does not comply with the applicable use provisions in this chapter or amendment heretofore or hereafter enacted, where such use was lawfully in existence prior to the enactment of this chapter or amendment, or prior to the application of this chapter or amendment to its location by reason of annexation.
A variance is a use not permitted in a specific zone. A special Exception is a use generally compatible with a particular zone once specified criteria have been met.
Fences do not require a permit however they do have regulation for height and location. Fences may be 6 ft high in the side and rear yard and four ft high in the front yard. Fences may not be located within any drainage easement or street right-of-way.
Yes, temporary signs require a temporary sign permit.
No, chickens are not allowed in residential zones. Only the Agriculture and Holding Zones.
Front porch and front patio expansions are not permitted as they are considered accessory structures. Accessory structures are not permitted in the front yard.
Yes, however it must be at least 5 ft from the rear or side property line and must be confined within a structure.
If possible write down the poll number. Outages can be reported on the PPL website or by calling the Township Office at 898-3100. Repairs can sometime take a week or two.
Unfortunately the answer is yes, trash and recycling fees would apply. There are over 7000 trash/recycling pick-ups in the Township throughout the week which makes tracking individual property pickup difficult for special situations.
Curbside appliance/tire pick up will take place during the first full week of April and November of each year. The apropriate tag must be purchased at the Township Office and placed on the item on your normal trash day during either of these weeks. You may also dispose of them anytime at Lancaster County Solid Waste Management for a fee.
Please check the calendar on the home page for the designated week for appliance/tire pickup.
Yes. We give residents the opportunity for a discount if the yearly bill is paid in full by the due date in January of each year. Contact our billing department for more information.
We encourage residents to use the Township banking lock box system. Payments should be sent to:
East Hempfield Township
PO Box 6187
Hermitage PA 16148-0922
Payments will also be accepted at the Township building (cash, check or credit card) or at First National Bank, Centerville Branch (check only).
We also offer online payments through Municpay.
They are to be taken directly to the Hazardous Waste Facility @ Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority - 1299 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA Disposal is free.
Your trash hauler is no longer able to take these items.
We prefer that you utilize the services of our banking lock box: Payment can be mailed to:
East Hempfield TownshipPO Box 6187Hermitage PA 16148-0922
You may also pay at the Centerville branch of First National Bank (check only) or the Township Office (cash, check or credit card with service fee).
On line payments are also possible using the services of Munipay (service fee applies)