Washington Township - 1779
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13013 Welty Rd, Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm



Washington Township is accepting Credit Card Payments

A service fee of 2.65% or $3.00 will be charged.

We are now in the Stay-at-Home Orders


Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Extend Stay-at-Home Orders to Seven Additional Counties, 33 Counties Now Ordered to Stay Home

Counties Added: Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon, Somerset 

Governor Wolf’s Amended Order
Secretary of Health’s Amended Order
Stay at Home Guidance 

Harrisburg, PA  – As COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the state continues to seek relief to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, today Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine revised their “Stay at Home” orders to include Cameron, Crawford, Forest, Franklin, Lawrence, Lebanon and Somerset counties, bringing the state total to 33 counties under a stay-at-home order. This order takes effect at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2020, and will continue until April 30. Yesterday, all stay-at-home orders were extended through April 30. All Pennsylvania schools will remain closed until further notice. Non-life-sustaining business closures remain in effect.

The order now includes these 33 counties: Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Bucks, Butler, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Forest, Franklin, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill, Somerset, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland and York counties.

Individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following allowable individual activities and allowable essential travel:

  • Tasks essential to maintain health and safety, or the health and safety of their family or household members (including pets), such as obtaining medicine or medical supplies, visiting a health care professional, or obtaining supplies they need to work from home
  • Getting necessary services or supplies for themselves, for their family or household members, or as part of volunteer efforts, or to deliver those services or supplies to others to maintain the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences
  • Engaging in outdoor activity, such as walking, hiking or running if they maintain social distancing
  • To perform work providing essential products and services at a life-sustaining business
  • To care for a family member or pet in another household
  • Any travel related to the provision of or access to the above-mentioned individual activities or life-sustaining business activities
  • Travel to care for elderly, minors, dependents, persons with disabilities, or other vulnerable persons
  • Travel to or from educational institutions for purposes of receiving materials for distance learning, for receiving meals, and any other related services
  • Travel to return to a place of residence from an outside jurisdiction
  • Travel required by law enforcement or court order
  • Travel required for non-residents to return to their place of residence outside the commonwealth
  • Anyone performing life-sustaining travel does not need paperwork to prove the reason for travel.

The following operations are exempt:

  • Life-sustaining business activities
  • Health care or medical services providers
  • Access to life-sustaining services for low-income residents, including food banks
  • Access to child care services for employees of life-sustaining businesses that remain open as follows: child care facilities operating under the Department of Human Services, Office of Child Development and Early Learning waiver process; group and family child care operating in a residence; and part-day school age programs operating under an exemption from the March 19, 2020 business closure Orders
  • News media
  • Law enforcement, emergency medical services personnel, firefighters
  • The federal government
  • Religious institutions

Individuals experiencing homelessness are not subject to this order but are strongly urged to find shelter and government agencies are urged to take steps needed to provide shelter for those individuals.

International students, foster youth, and any other students who would otherwise experience displacement or homelessness as a result of campus closures are exempt and may remain in campus housing.

At this time, law enforcement will be focused on ensuring that residents are aware of the order and informing the public of social distancing practices rather than enforcement. To report a noncompliant business, contact your local law enforcement agency’s non-emergency number or the nearest Pennsylvania State Police station. Please do not call 911 or the Department of Community and Economic Development to file reports. Law enforcement officers should refer to Business Closure Order Enforcement Guidance available online.

Read Governor Wolf’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Governor Wolf’s amended order here or view on Scribd.

Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s original order here or view on Scribd. Read Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s amended order here or view on Scribd.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, Pennsylvanians should visit: https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

Change in Washington Township Office Operations

Administration Office OPEN for business, 
CLOSED to the Public until further notice.

Due to the Corona Virus (COVID-19)  the Washington Township Supervisors have made the decision for staff to keep working but close the office to the public until further notice. This decision was made at their March 16th, 2020 meeting.  

We are concerned for your health as well as our employees. So, we are taking advantage of the resources that we have. We are available by telephone, fax, and email and we as well as the public can utilize our drop box.

Updated Information: All of Washington Township Park bathrooms are closed and no pavilion rentals are being taken at this time. We are not sanitizing the play equipment, tables or benches.  No organized ball games on the fields until the Governor’s Proclamation of Emergency Disaster is lifted. However the use of the grounds and trails for walking, hiking and exercise is allowable.  Please remember social distancing.

We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are trying to keep everyone safe.Thank you for your understanding. Washington Township Personnel

Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency

The Washington Township Board of Supervisors’ Chairman has signed a Proclamation of Disaster which allows us to apply for Federal funding, if necessary, for purchases related to COVID-19. Although restrictions have been placed on entering the  township Administrative office, Tax Office and Police Station there has been no other additional changes or restrictions imposed by the Board of Supervisors for Washington Township at this time. The Police Department, Transfer Station, Roads Department, Planning and Zoning Department, Code Enforcement Office and the Tax Office are all fully operating.

Resolution 718 – Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency

Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum will remain closed until Saturday May 2, 2020



Red Run Park Miniature Train
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to drive the train.

The Township is still in need of volunteer train engineers and conductors to keep the Red Run Express running on weekends at Red Run Park. The Township will assist and pay for your child abuse history clearance and criminal record check.     

If you are interested in making young folks happy by providing free train rides for them, please contact Vern Ashway at the Township office at 717-762-3128. The Township will provide the needed training to operate the train.

Employment Opportunity

Part-Time Transfer Station Laborer 

Click HERE for more information and application. 


2020 Census

Click HERE  for Information and Links on the 2020 Census

Soccer Shots Free Fun Day and Spring Enrollment!

Scheduled to be at Pine Hill Park. GO HERE for more information

Tire Recycling Taking Place on April 17, 2020 for Franklin County Residents

The forms can be found by clicking HERE or they are available at our office located at 13013 Welty Road, Waynesboro, PA. 17268

Earth Day Events for 2020

Once again Washington Township Supervisors will be offering Paper Shredding by OSI in Chambersburg on April 25, 2020. This will be in conjunction with Renfew Park’s Earth Day Celebration. PAPER SHREDDING will be available
from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in Washington Township Supervisors parking lot. For more information CLICK HERE

Governor Wolf’s Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians “Resolve to be Ready”

PEMA_logoWolf Administration Encourages Pennsylvanians to  
“Resolve to be Ready” by 
Planning for Emergencies in the New Year 
Click on PUBLIC NOTICE page to find more information

Fire Police Needed

 Blue Ridge Fire and Rescue are in need of Fire Police. Anyone interested in becoming a Fire Police man or woman, Please contact the Blue Ridge Fire Department by visiting our Website, or calling the station at 717-794-2323

Watch the Blue Ridge Fire Department website for more information on public meetings to address any questions you may have.