Administrative Office Hours: 

Monday thru Friday

8 AM - 4 PM

(717) 939-9377

***after hour sewer emergencies: (717) 558-6900

***citizens observing illicit discharge during normal office hours should contact the Township immediately at (717) 939-9377.  Observances after hours should be reported immediately by phoning (717) 558-6900.



Public Information: Trick or Treat 2016


The Dauphin County Chiefs of Police Association has designated this evening, October 27th as Trick or Treat Night for Dauphin County. The purpose of designating one evening for all municipalities is so that area Police Chiefs can schedule in advance the appropriate personnel to Patrol and ensure a safe time for everyone. Therefore tonight’s event is always Rain or Shine.


Should you choose to participate this year, please know that extra patrols are on duty throughout the area to ensure a safe evening. If anyone is looking for an alternative due to possible weather issues, the Harrisburg Mall is hosting a Free Trick or Treat Event tonight inside the Mall from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


As a reminder, here are some safety tips for you and your family:


  • Avoid Trick-or-Treating alone; instead go with a group or with a trusted adult.
  • Plan your route in advance.
  • Use reflective tape, glow sticks or a flashlight to help yourself be visible and to see where you are walking.
  • Make sure your costume is well-fitted (including your shoes) and avoid masks that do not allow you to see properly.
  • Visit well-lit houses.
  • Use sidewalks and crosswalks and check for traffic before crossing the road or driveways.
  • Always let an adult check candy prior to eating anything.





Lower Swatara Township is taking letters of interests from Township residents for a position on the Board of Commissioners.  The Township is anticipating a vacancy on the Board beginning December 1, 2016.  However, that vacancy is not a certainty.

Interested residents should submit a letter of intent describing their interest and a brief description of their qualifications no later than Tuesday, November 15 at 4:00 p.m.  Letters should be addressed to:

Frank E. Williamson, Jr., Assistant Manager

Lower Swatara Township

1499 Spring Garden Dr.

Middeltown, PA 17057


Appointment is contingent upon a vacancy occurring on the Board.  The appointment will be for the unfulfilled term Board member, which expires December 31, 2017.



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PennDOT is preparing a construction project on North Union Street

(SR 2041/Township Road). SR 2041, North Union Street bridge over PA 283,

will be partially reconstructed, and a detour of North Union Street is required while the bridge is closed.

For southbound traffic on North Union Street approaching the SR 2041
bridge over PA 283, the Department is proposing to detour traffic off of

North Union Street to follow Fulling Mill Road (SR 3002),

Eisenhower Boulevard (SR 3001), and then back on to North Union Street

via PA 283 eastbound. For northbound traffic on North Union Street approaching the SR 2041 bridge over PA 283, the Department is proposing

to detour traffic off of North Union Street onto PA 283 eastbound and

then brought back to North Union Street via westbound PA 283 at the Vine Street exit.

PennDOT will provide this detour beginning on Monday,

September 26.


Lower Swatara Residents: Please note that property owners are

to maintain tree limbs so they are at least 8’ high above

sidewalks and 14’ above streets and the right of way.

Thank you for your cooperation.




Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County, PA is seeking a qualified

applicant for Receptionist. This position reports directly to the Manager

and provides support to the public, staff, and Commissioners.

Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phone calls,

greeting visitors, preparing correspondence and reports, and other duties.

This is a customer-service based position which involves considerable

judgment and the ability to function with minimum direct supervision. Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and two years of experience in an office/administrative role. Send cover letter,

resume, three references, and salary requirements to:

Lower Swatara Township

Attn: Manager -- Confidential

1499 Spring Garden Drive

Middletown, PA 17057

Lower Swatara Township reserves the right to accept or reject applications. Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug-free workplace

Employment Application





Richardson Road will be closed indefinitely starting Monday, April 25, 2016 due to a deficient bridge. The closure will be at the bridge over Laurel Run – Cross streets are Eisenhower Boulevard to the north and Brookside Drive to the south. All addresses will remain accessible up to the bridge but access to those addresses will now only be from a single direction.

Information will be forwarded when the bridge repairs or replacement are completed but this will be a long-term closure.


Effective Immediately - Highland Street in Lower Swatara Township is closed in both directions at the bridge/culvert over Laurel Run. The cross streets are Route 441 to the south and Keckler Road in Swatara Township to the north. The roadway is compromised to the point that it will not safely support vehicles. THIS WILL BE A LONG-TERM CLOSURE. All properties on this road will remain accessible from the north.



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October 27

6 PM -- 8 PM


October 27

7 PM

Planning Commision Mtg.   -- CANCELLED

October 31

6 PM

Zoning Hearing Board (continuance)








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