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The Township Administration Building (8 Flowers Drive, Mechanicsburg) is home to:
~Building & Codes
~Parks & Recreation
~Planning & Zoning
~Public Works Coordination
The Police Department and Sewer Authority are located at 5 Willow Mill Park Road.
The Public Works building is located at 6471 Carlisle Pike.
Cumberland County requires that you obtain a dog license for all dogs 3 months and older. Dogs must be properly licensed each year. Please visit Cumberland County online for more information. You may also contact the Willow Mill Veterinary Hospital at 717-766-7981 for dog license information.
Contact the West Shore Tax Bureau at 717-590-7997 or visit their website at www.westab.org for questions in regard to the Local Service Tax.
Contact Silver Spring Township for a Trap/Neuter/Release voucher for feral cats. This voucher must be redeemed within 90 days of the date it was issued. An appointment is required to redeem the voucher.
You can also trap the cat yourself and contact local animal rescue organizations (i.e., Find Toby in PA findtobypa.org or Nobody's Cats Foundation nobodyscats.org.)
If the cat doesn't appear to be feral, you can file a found report with the Humane Society of Harrisburg, contact a local cat rescue, or have a vet scan for a microchip (free of charge).
Please email the Township at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions, comments or concerns in regard to the website.
You will require a building permit if you are making structural changes (cutting, notching, drilling or relocating exterior foundation wall or load bearing walls/beams), adding a bedroom and/or changing the means of egress requires a building permit. Please complete a Building Permit Exemption form for any other basement work.
Please view the document below regarding information for pool owners.
Building permit application are now accepted electronically. Go to "How do I" at the top of the Township website and select "Apply" for a permit to start.
Many times, despite having a checklist, important documents are omitted from the submission which hold up the plan review. Also, if there are non-compliant elements on the plan, we cannot approve it. All incomplete applications will be denied electronically, please be sure to submit detailed construction drawings.
Issuing a temporary/conditional certificate of occupancy is not typical but is at the discretion of the building code official under unique circumstances.
Enter noise into the search bar after clicking the button below for rules regulating activities between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. If you have any questions, please contact the Silver Spring Township Police Department.
Except for campfires and approved bonfires, burning is only allowed in association with agricultural uses on properties of 10 acres or larger. For more information click this link:
The Townshipdoes have ordinances regulating animal control and noise issues. Please click this link for more information:
Click the below link to learn more about curfews for persons under the age of 18. If you have any questions, please contact the Silver Spring Township Police Department.
The Township passed Ordinance 2017-03 on May 10, 2017, creating acceptable practices for keeping selected livestock (including chickens) on land zoned Residential. Please click the button above and search for the topic.
Click the link below to learn more about vegetation (grass or weeds):
The Township allows for the offering of goods, wares, services, or merchandise by visitation to private residences. Solicitors must obtain a soliciting permit (fee required) before doing business. Click the link below for rules and specifications governing this permit. An application must be completed along with a background check before a permit is issued. This process takes approximately three weeks. The permit is non-transferable and is valid for up to three months. Ask solicitors to see their permit. If they do not have one, please contact the Silver Spring Police Department at 717-697-0607.
Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, insulin dependency, mobility disability, hemophilia, stroke, pacemaker, sleep apnea. These are just a few examples. There are many more. If you are uncertain if you have a functional need, contact the Silver Spring Township Emergency Management Agency at 717-766-0178, ext. 3507.
PADEP handles the current regulation, and we need to ensure that it isn't discharged directly onto the Stormwater inlet and has a chance to infiltrate into the ground. If the swimming pool water has chlorine in it (e.g. if it was recently "shocked" before draining), then that water can be extremely harmful to aquatic life in our streams, and this will be considered an illicit discharge. Pool discharges should not be directed to the storm sewer or streams. Violators discharging chlorinated pool water that has a harmful effect on the environment will be held responsible for their actions.
Please consult the Pennsylvania DEP's guidelines for more information about pool discharges.
Please refer to the below document which explains the Land Preservation program and answers some frequent questions. For further information, feel free to contact Frank Evelhoch at email@example.com.
Click here to learn about land preservation - Land Preservation Program Questions & Answers
Announcements of cancellations and closings are made on the main page of the Township website, and also on the Parks & Recreation webpage www.sstwp.org/133 We also post announcements and cancellations on our social media sites:
Facebook - Silver Spring Twp Parks & Recreation
Twitter - SSTrec
Instagram - sst.recreation
There are 4 main access points to the Conodoguinet Creek in Silver Spring Township
You will also find other great fishing spots throughout the Township. Water Trail Guide
Click on the button below to view codes and park regulations. Enter the topic you're searching for into the search bar.
Programs are listed here on the recreation registration site: Parks & Recreation | Silver Spring Township, PA - Official Website (civicplus.com)
It is recommended for anyone interested in projects or plans being reviewed by the Township to attend the regular Planning Commission meetings. The meetings are always held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM. The entire 12-month meeting schedule is posted on the website at the beginning of the year. You may also contact the Land Planning & Development Manager at 717-766-0178 for information.
You should contact the Township Planning Department to arrange a pre-application meeting with the Planning and Zoning Manager. The Planning Department may be reached at 717-766-0178.
You should contact the Silver Spring Township Planning Department at 717-766-0178. The Department will gladly assist you with your questions.
The specific Zoning Ordinances regarding this can be found in Section 301.17 of the Silver Spring Township Zoning Ordinance of 2022, As Amended.
(1) When blasting methods will be used or when blasting is anticipated, a detailed plan of excavating, shoring, blasting and backfilling procedures shall be submitted at least 15 days prior to blasting.
(2) No predrilling or blasting may be performed within the right-of-way unless authorized by the permit and until the permittee provides insurance for property damage and public liability.
(3) The blaster’s license number shall be furnished.
Construction will be a violation of the noise ordinance if completed during 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Operating or permitting the operation of any tools or equipment used in construction operations, drilling or demolition in a manner as to cause a noise disturbance across a property boundary.
Township roads are maintained by Silver Spring Township Public Works Department.
There are also roads within the Township which are privately owned and not maintained by PennDOT or the Township.
Contact the Township Administration Office at 717-766-0178, ext. 3003 and we will collect the necessary information and report the problem to PPL. Please note that we will need the following information: 1) Pole number, 2) Description of the issue (on/off all the time/flickering, etc.), 3) Street name, and 4) Nearest cross street.
Yes, the Authority is now accepting Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express for sewer rental payments. A 2.65% convenience fee applies to each credit transaction, which is collected by Nationwide Payment Solutions; the electronic payment service vendor. The Authority also offers an automatic payment feature that will collect the sewer bill payment directly from a personal checking or savings account for any residential customer that provides the necessary authorization to do so. No additional fees are collected for the ACH payment option.
Please contact the office at 717-591-1370 to obtain an automatic payment application and details.
Please contact the office to obtain the application and details at 717-591-1370.
Yes, if you are a public water customer, youare billed according to the amount of water that you use. The base rate of$120.00 allows a residential allotment of 9,000 gallons of water eachquarter-year period to be used before any surcharges are applied. The surchargerate is $8.00 for each 1,000 gallons of water over the 9,000 gallon baseallotment in each quarter. Customers on private wells are charged a flat rateof $158.00 per quarter.
If you have any questions, please contact the Silver Spring Township Authority.
The average sewer bill for a family of four will typically cost around $176 per quarter (about 16,000 gallons), or about $59 per month for budget purposes. This amount will vary with personal water use habits. A $176 sewer bill would indicate a daily water usage of about 175 gallons per day, or 44 gallons per day per person, in a four-person household.
Participation in the weekly trash pickups by Penn Waste can be paused for a maximum of one quarter per year. Residents who wish to file a temporary exemption for pickup should contact the Township Administration Office at 717-766-0178 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Penn Waste offers, at no cost to our residents, a large 65-gallon or a small 35-gallon recycling cart to each home in Silver Spring Township. Our goal is to reduce the amount of recyclable materials put into the regular trash and increase recycling. Contact the Township Administration Office at 717-766-0178 or by email at email@example.com to make those arrangements. The Township will work with Penn Waste to coordinate drop off the recycling cart.
Click here for a list of recyclable items
The Electronics Recycling Center is located off of Claremont Road in Carlisle. Visit the Cumberland County website Cumberland County for more information and updates.
The Joint Compost Facility, which is only for yard waste, is available to Mechanicsburg Borough and Silver Spring Township residents only. Contractors may not utilize the facility. The annual access card fee is $15 per calendar year, Jan 1 – Dec 31 and is not prorated. The facility is currently open 7 days a week during daylight hours (days/times of operation are adjusted seasonally, Questions about the facility, obtaining the renewable access card (proof of residency required), or renewing, please call 717-766-0178 x3001. This is a self-serve facility.
We encourage you to adopt "Grasscycling". Mow often enough so that only 1/3 of the leaf height is removed. This may require frequent mowing, especially in the spring. Be sure to mow when grass is dry and attempt to maintain grass height at 2-3 inches. For more information, visit the Penn Waste website at pennwaste.com. Grass clippings can also be composted at your home. The Joint Compost Facility does not accept grass clippings.
Penn Waste is the Township provider for trash pickup and recycling. Any questions or problems regarding trash pick-up, recycling, please call 717-767-4456, press #1 for residential customer service.
As the low bidder, Penn Waste was awarded the contract for unlimited trash & recycling pickup at a 2024 cost of $90.63 per quarter for regular volume and $78.12 per quarter for low volume.
With this unlimited service, all trash must be placed in the cart for automated pickup. For regular service, one additional cart is available, if needed.
*Please note the cost of service is based on the size of your trash cart.
Regular Service Trash is 96-gallon / Recycling is 65 or 35-gallon.
Low Volume Trash is 35-gallon / Recycling is 65 or 35-gallon.
One additional trash cart for regular unlimited service in 96-gallon.
No, sorry, the bag system will cease as of 01/01/2024. All trash must be placed in the cart for automated pickup.
Yes. You can place one bulk item per week. We ask residents to call Penn Waste 717-767-4456 to alert them of the bulk item beforehand.
Yes. Penn Waste will provide three (3) yard waste pickups and one Christmas tree pickup per year.
2024 Penn Waste Informational Flyer