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.

Washington Township Meeting to be Held on June 01, 2020

The Washington Township Supervisors will conduct their regularly scheduled public meeting to be held Monday, June 01,2020 at 7:00pm. Anyone wanting to attend must wear a mask or can attend  by teleconference.  If you wish to participate by teleconferance please send an email to ksh@washtwp-franklin.org or contact the Township Secretary, Karen Hargrave at 717-762-3128, extension 1202 and request the dial-in number and access code.

Update on 2020 Taxes

The Washington Township Supervisors have passed

Resolution 724 – Proposed Tax Resolution DISC THRU AUG- RE THRU OCT 2020.

This means that the Discounted Tax Rate will be available to Washington Township property owners until August 31, 2020 and that the Face Tax Rate will be extended until October 31, 2020.

To see the resolution, please CLICK HERE

Washington Township of Franklin County is Now Accepting 2020 WTB Paving Bids & 2020 Material Bids

If you are a company interested in putting in the 2020 Washington Township Boulevard – Phase II Bid or the 2020 Washington Township, Franklin County Materials Bid you can click HERE for more information.


Grand Re-Opening Yellow Phase

Hello Washington Township!  
We want to let our community know as of
Friday 05/29/2020 we will be moving to the
YELLOW Phase and almost be back to business as usual!!!

Here are a few items that are important for you to know about business in the YELLOW phase at WTPD:

**In person visits to the police station will require the person entering the station to wear a mask

**If you are medically exempt from wearing a mask, you will be asked to wait outside and meet with an Officer curbside

**Only one person will be permitted in the main lobby at a time, unless you are a parent accompanying a  minor

**Our Medication Drop Box and Sharps Collection Containers will again be open for collection, you can bring your unwanted, unused, expired medications to our station and safely dispose of them in our collection box (no liquids or inhalers accepted). We also have a collection box for used sharps to be safely disposed of.  You do have to enter our lobby to access the collection boxes, so a mask is required.

**Fingerprinting services will resume by appointment only.  If you are required to be fingerprinted for a background check or licensing requirement, please contact our administrative office at 717-762-1447 to schedule an appointment. 

**The following days/times have been designated for high risk individuals, including those over the age of 65 to visit our station and enter our lobby:   Tuesday 9:00 – 10:00 am and Thursday 1:00 – 2:00 pm.  You are welcome to visit us in person at any time, however we have designated these times for your health and safety.

Washington Township Police Department has the best interest of the community and our Officers and Staff in mind.  We have sanitation protocols in place and are adhering to the Yellow Phase guidelines presented by the Governor’s Office.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Administrative Office at 717-762-1447.  The Administrative Office is open Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30.
If you need to speak to an Officer, please dial 717-762-1145  – 24 hours a day. If you are having an emergency dial 9-1-1


Stay-at-Home Orders


Governor Wolf & Sec. of Health Extend Stay-at-Home Orders

For More Information Please Go Here

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.

If you need help with Planning, Zoning or permits
Please call Vern Ashway at 717-762-3128 ext. 1203

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 now open and pavilion rentals are being taken. We can not take reservations for the Rouzerville Community Center at this time. We are not sanitizing the play equipment, tables or benches.  Please remember social distancing when in the parks and everyone is required to follow CDC guidelines.

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 operating.

Resolution 723 – Proclamation of Local Disaster Emergency

Red Run Park 

Bands at Red Run Park- We are sad to say but, in light of not knowing when we can 
gather in large groups again the Washington Township Supervisors have decided to cancel all 
bands for the year of 2020 at Red Run Park. We understand how disappointing this may 
be and we sincerely thank you for your understanding. 


Red Run Express - Until further notice the train at Red Run Park will not be running. 
We are not able to safely operate Red Run Express under the currant situation and will keep this 
post updated as things tend to change. We hope to re-evaluate the situation around Labor Day. 

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.

2020 Census

Click HERE  for Information and Links on the 2020 Census

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.