Township Information

Upper Paxton Township is a township in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,161 at the 2010 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.1 square miles, of which, 26.0 square miles is land and 5.1 square miles is water.

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Township Newsletter - Winter 2020

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2020 Meetings

The 2020 meetings of the Upper Paxton Township Supervisors will be scheduled as follows:
Reorganizational meeting will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

All regular monthly meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month beginning at 7:00 p.m. and on the 4th Wednesday beginning at 10:00 a.m., except for the months of January, April, and July. The second monthly meeting will be held on the 5th Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on those 3 months.

All meetings are held at the Municipal Building, 506 Berrysburg Road, Millersburg, PA. The meetings are open to the public. The Township Board of Auditors will hold their reorganizational meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. in the Municipal Office, 506 Berrysburg Road, Millersburg, PA.

Upcoming Events

Spring Clean-up
Spring Clean-up for April 18, 2020 has been cancelled. Check back at a later date as to when this event will be held.

Upper Dauphin County Electronics Recycling Event
Every second Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Township Building The May 9, 2020 electronics recycling event has been cancelled.
Click here for a list of Accepted Items

Market Street Bridge Replacement over Shippens Run

Plan Review and Public Comments
PennDOT District 8-0 will provide documents for posting a plans display for the bridge replacement of S.R. 0147, Section 017 (Market Street over Shippens Run) via the Upper Paxton Township Website (https://upperpaxtontwp.org). The Preliminary Engineering plans will be available for interested parties to view and provide comments starting on April 30, 2020. The plans will be posted on the municipal website for a 30 day period.

Plans for Review: Click Here

Please contact Jeffrey Chubb, P.E., Consultant Senior Project Manager of Gannett Fleming, Inc. at (717) 886-5316 or email him at jchubb@gfnet.com with any comments you have regarding the project.

Latest News

Compact Flourescent Bulbs
Compact fluorescent light bulbs will no longer be accepted here for recycling. PPL no longer offers this program. Please contact Dauphin County Recycling at (717)982-6772 if you wish to recycle these light bulbs.

Controlled Burn Notification
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - Upper Paxton Township residents are asked to notify Dauphin County 911 when conducting a controlled burn. The number to contact is 800-844-9110. Be prepared to provide the address of the burn and you will be asked to call back when the fire is completely extinguished.

Monthly Meetings

The following meetings are held at the Upper Paxton Township Municipal Building at 506 Berrysburg Road, Millersburg, Pennsylvania 17061.

Board of Supervisors

  • Workshop Meeting
    Fourth Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am - Except for the months of January, April, and July, the second monthly meeting will be held on the 5th Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. on those 3 months.

  • Regular Monthly Meeting
    Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Zoning Hearing Board

  • Regular Monthly Meeting
    First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Important Numbers

  • Emergency
    (Police, Fire and Ambulance).........911
  • Township Office.........(717) 692-4655
  • Tax Collector.............(717) 692-3324
  • Millersburg Area Authority
    (Sewer and Water)....(717) 692-4711
  • Millersburg Area Senior Center..........
    .................................(717) 692-2657
  • Millersburg Area School District
    High School...............(717) 692-2108
    Lenkerville Elementary........................
    .................................(717) 692-3072

Important Information

  • Grass and Weed Control
         The owner or occupier of a lot must keep the vegetation cut to a height of no more than four inches. Agricultural District in annual crop rotation is specifically excluded.
  • Outdoor Fires
         No person shall ignite or maintain an outdoor fire within 50 feet of any building or structure belonging to another. Exception to this is outdoor cooking on a barbecue grill.
  • Snow Removal
         Upper Paxton Township recommends residents to remove all basketball hoops, recreation vehicles or others vehicles from the street during the winter season so they do not intefere with snow plowing.
  • Animal Control and State Dog Law
         It is unlawful to allow dogs, cats, and other pets to run at large. This means that when your pet is not on your own property it must be under direct control. The best way to control your pet is on a leash. All dogs over six months of age must be licensed.
  • Compost Center
         Upper Paxton Township maintains a compost center on Isle of Q-Road for Township residents to take their twigs and branches for composting. No stumps or other large materials are accepted. Also do not mix grass and other materials in the bins for the brush because it can not be run through the chipper. A key card is required to access the compost lot. Residents may purchase a key card at the Township Office. Please call 717-692-4655 for more information. The renewal date for key cards is 3-1-2020 and the amount is $25.00. Please make your check payable to Upper Paxton Township and mail to 506 Berrysburg Road, Millersburg, PA 17061. Please note on your envelope or check “key card renewal”.