Welcome to the Penn Township web site!

In 1840, Penn Township was created with the boundaries as they exist today and became the 14th Township of Perry County (Click Here to learn about our history).  Today over 3000 people live within Penn Township's 21.4 sq. miles of beautiful wooded areas, fields, and mountains.  In October of 2000 Penn Township created PennTownship.net which has grown into a community portal to keep everyone up to date with meetings & events, provide easy access to forms & documents, and attract individuals & businesses into the community.




Township Announcements
& Updates


Penn Township is looking for a part-time Treasurer/Recording Secretary.  Candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office programs.  An accounting background is preferred, and applicant must be bondable.  This position entails approximately 27 hours per week.  Resumes and applications will be accepted until January 26, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. 

  January 15 Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled.  Next meeting is scheduled for February 19, 2018. 

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                         2018 Duncannon Area Community Garden

The Duncannon Area Community Garden began in 2011 with an annual cooperative agreement between Mutzabaugh's Family Market and the Penn Township Park and Recreation Board.  The Community Garden area is located in the field "catty-corner" to Rite Aid & Mutzy's Gas Station.  Mutzabaugh's, local farmers, businesses, and individuals have graciously helped each year to prepare the ground and garden plot areas.  Garden plots are free, but limited in number, and must be cleared out by the end of the growing season.  Gardeners provide their own tools, seeds, and/or plants.  Organic methods and techniques of gardening are preferred.  If you are interested in working a garden plot this year, or for more information, please contact the Garden Coordinator, John Sproch at (717) 350-4431, or through the Penn Township office (717) 834-5281.

Penn Township is looking for a resident of Penn Township to serve as an appointed auditor.  This position does not perform the annual financial audit and as such, shall not audit, settle, or adjust accounts audited by CPA.  This position shall perform other duties of the office, i.e., set the compensation of any  working supervisors and perform the tax collector audit.  Please send letters of interest to the Township Office at 100 Municipal Building Road, Duncannon, PA 17020 or penntwp6@ptd.net as soon as possible.   

Penn Township is looking for a resident of Penn Township to serve as a volunteer on the Uniform Construction Board of Appeals.  Please send letters of interest to the Township Office at 100 Municipal Building Road, Duncannon, PA 17020 or penntwp6@ptd.net.  Applications will be accepted until December 22, 2017.   The following are the requirements for the board. 

“A member of the board of appeals shall be qualified by training and experience to pass on matters pertaining to building construction.  Training and experience may consist of licensure as an architect or engineer, experience in the construction industry, and training or experience as an inspector or plan reviewer.” 

PennDOT has informed us that through February 2018, they will be collecting traffic data within Penn Township. This data will be used to complete a statewide screening and prioritize areas for potential safety improvements. The traffic counters are not being set for any road project or speed trap.

Laura Steele is a 12th grade Ambassador Girl Scout in Perry County.  She has undertaken a project to design a memorial wall that would honor the military men & women of Perry county who have been killed in action since WWI.  The wall & memorial gardens will be constructed along Route 11/15 in Marysville.  She has been raising funds but still needs to raise $60,000 by the end of 2017 to make deposits on the wall and the bronze statues.  Funds are being raised by the sale of t-shirts and memorial bricks.  The forms to purchase both of these are attached on the right side of this page.   

Penn Township is implementing a mass notification system in the near future.  This system will be used to notify residents of important issues affecting the Township.  To have your name added to this system, please contact the Township office at 717-834-5281 or penntwp6@ptd.netWe will need your name, address, and all phone numbers you want to receive notifications.   

If you would like to contact a Supervisor, please send an email to the township office at  penntwp6@ptd.net  and include the Supervisor's name in the Subject line.  We want to hear from You! 

Volunteers are needed for the Penn Township Park and Recreation Board.  The Board meets once a month and is responsible for the Penn Township Park.  The Board hosts a number of activities throughout the year for the youth.  We are looking for 2 people who have ideas and desire to help the community.   Please submit your name and contact information to Penn Township at 100 Municipal Building Road, Duncannon, PA 17020 or to penntwp6@ptd.net

Penn TownshipComment_on_the_Duncannon_Boro_Merger.pdf 

Room and Park/Pavilion Rental Requests

Forms to request rental of rooms or park facilities are available on the Forms and Documents page and must be submitted prior to use.


Perry County Crime Stoppers

The PCCS is now online!  Submit a tip anonymously online or over the phone.  You may be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.00!