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Shippensburg Township
PO Box 219
Shippensburg, PA 17257

(717) 532-7137 phone
(717) 532-5107 fax


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Shippensburg Township Municipal Building
81 Walnut Bottom Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Our office hours are
Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shippensburg Township Park
304 Britton Road
Shippensburg, PA 17257

Our park is open dawn to 11 p.m. seven days a week.

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ABOVE: Cumberland Valley Rail Trail at the Shippensburg Township Park on Britton Road.


Zoning Map
Zoning Map
Zoning Ordinance

Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance

Dog License Application

Shippensburg Township


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


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.

January 11, 2017

2017 Dog License Applications

Shippensburg Township is an issuing agent for dog licenses in Cumberland County. Licenses for 2017 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 4, 2016

Help is Available!

CONTACT Helpline is a 24/7 hour helpline that provides listening, health and human service information and referral assistance to Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Lancaster, Mifflin, Perry, and York counties in Pennsylvania. Call 2-1-1 or 1-800-932-4616 to get connected.

March 21, 2016

A Note from the Cumberland County Vector Control Office

West Nile Virus ProgramThe Cumberland County Vector Control Office’s West Nile Virus Program aims to protect citizens from mosquito-borne disease, monitoring over 150 sites throughout the county. When an adult control spray is necessary, information is posted on the County’s website 48 hours prior to treatment. You can sign up for “Notify Me” emails to stay informed on these events.

Residents should also be on the lookout for breeding habitats on their property such as clogged gutters, birdbaths, flower pots, and tire ruts, which can produce hundreds of mosquitoes in a short time. When possible, remove the water source or apply a control product to keep your whole neighborhood healthy.

Visit our website for more information or contact us with any concerns 717-240-7808

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