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Shippensburg Township

Pennsylvania

Welcome to Shippensburg Township's official website, where you can find information on zoning and land development.

Announcements

September 18, 2017

Cumberland County Tire Collection Event

The Cumberland County Planning Department has partnered with PA CleanWays of Cumberland County to host a tire collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle. The last tire collection event held in the County was in 2008 and more than 3,500 tires were collected.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by Thursday, Oct. 12. Car/truck size tires on or off the rim are $2 per tire; tractor trailer size tires are $7 per tire; and large agricultural tires are $25 per tire. To register and submit payment, please contact Stephanie Larson at PA CleanWays at (724) 836-4121 ex.104 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Payments are accepted via credit card or check. Tires which have not been pre-registered will not be accepted. Tires used in commercial operations also cannot be accepted.

Tires which are improperly disposed can leach toxic chemicals, which contaminate soil and water. They also provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes, increasing the risk of West Nile and Zika viruses. Tire piles also pose a fire hazard. Tire fires are known for being difficult to extinguish and create an abundance of smoke, which carries toxic chemicals from the breakdown of synthetic rubber compounds, contributing to air pollution.

July 7, 2017

Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center

After months of anticipation, the Cumberland County Electronics Recycling Center will open to the public at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11th. The facility, located at 1001 Claremont Road in Middlesex Township, Carlisle, will be open to the public two days per week from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 4, 2015

2016 Dog License Applications

Shippensburg Township is an issuing agent for dog licenses in Cumberland County. Licenses for 2016 are now being issued at our office.

Cumberland County residents may obtain dog licenses in three ways. Always include a $0.50 handling fee for each license application. Payments can be made by cash or check, but not by credit card.

  1. In person: Visit the township office during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at:
    81 Walnut Bottom Road
    Shippensburg, PA 17257
  2. By mail: Complete one application for each dog license needed, include payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and mail it to:
    P.O. Box 219
    Shippensburg, PA 17257
  3. Drop-off: Complete one application for each dog license needed, include payment and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and place it in the township dropbox at:
    81 Walnut Bottom Road
    Shippensburg, PA 17257

The licenses will be mailed back to you within 7 days if application and payment are correct.

If you have any questions, call our office at 532-7137 during office hours.

November 21, 2014

Rail Trail Extension

Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails, Inc. has published plans for completion of the one-mile connector trail segment (from Earl Street to the Shippensburg Township Park) for public review and comment. Please send any comments to Jim Caldwell at Jcaldwell@rettew.com.

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