Washington Township - 1779
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11798 Buchanan Trail E., Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

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



This program is an incentive program where commercial and industrial sites can be improved without having to pay the full tax increase from these improvements for up to a 10 year period. This program helps generate new commerce and industrial growth that will create new jobs for our residents.

How does the program work? Any commercially or industrially zoned properties that are either in a deteriorated or underutilized state may enter into the program. Once placed into the program by the Township any tax assessment increase to the property as a result of the improvement will be eligible for the abatement program over the next 10 years. No new taxes will be paid during the first year and taxes on the new improvement will increase at a 10% rate thereafter until reaching 100% 10 years later.

Eight areas of the Township have been selected for this program. The areas are the Wharf Road and Zullinger industrial parks, commercial property just west of Waynesboro along the south side of Rt. 16, the Wayne Heights Mall area, the industrial area on Midvale Rd., Rouzerville along both sides of Rt. 16, the vacant land to the east and north of Wal-Mart, the south side of Rt. 16 in Blue Ridge Summit and the NBN property.

Lerta Procedures and Application

Lerta Maps

Resolution 557 – Adopting LERTA

If you have any questions, please contact Vernon Ashway at the Township office at 762-3128.