Lancaster Township

Contact Information: 

Main Address:

1240 Maple Ave,
Lancaster, PA 17603
(2 blocks south of Columbia Ave, off Abbeyville Rd)

Main: (717) 291-1213
Fax:   (717) 291-6818

Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am to 4:00pm


Legal Notices:
Lancaster Newspaper (LNP)

Website: or

Township Manager:  William M. Laudien -

Asst. Twp. Mgr/Dir. Planning & Zoning/Right-to-Know Officer:  Thomas P. Daniels -

Public Works:

1357 Meadowcreek Lane (Facility)
1353 Meadowcreek Lane (Office)
Lancaster, PA 17603
Office: (717) 293-1733
Superintendent of Public Works:  Michael R. Hamlin -
Asst. Roadmaster:   Devin Groff -
General Information: 
Current Population 16,149
Assessed Valuation $839,237,700


Municipal Road Miles 45.51
State Road Miles 10.37


Meeting Schedule & Locations: 

Location: Lancaster Township Municipal Building - 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603

(Meeting dates/times/location are subject to change. Changes will be posted on twp. website.)

Board of Supervisors: 2nd Monday, 7:00pm; Workshop at 6:00pm

Planning Commission: 3rd Tuesday, 7:00pm

Zoning Hearing Board: 4th Tuesday, 7:00pm

Building Code Board of Appeals: As necessary

Taxes & Fees: 
2019 Lancaster Township Millage 0.91
2018-2019 School District of Lancaster Millage 21.3274
Lancaster Township Earned Income Tax (local wage tax) 1%
Local Services Tax (LST) $10.00


Zoning Ordinances Yes
Comprehensive Plan Yes
Building Code Yes
Subdivision Ordinances Yes


Boards & Committees: 
Board of Supervisors

Chair:  Thomas H. Schaller

Vice Chair:  Steven P. Elliott

Treasurer:  Benjamin H. Bamford

Planning Commission

Title: Chair
Name:  Melissa A. Kelly
Address: 328 Perry Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Vice Chair
Name: Glenn Ebersole
Address: 1305 Wheatland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Secretary
Name: Angela Sowers
Address: 345 Perry Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Member
Name: Richard S. Hendricks
Address: 27 Bentley Ln, Lancaster, PA 17603
Title: Member
Name: Gary L. Jones
Address: 1127 Maple Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603
Title: Member
Name: Gordon B. Reed
Address: 42 S.Conestoga Dr, Lancaster, PA 17602
Title: Member
Zoning Hearing Board

Title: Chair
Name: John W. Metzger
Address: 25 Bentley Ln, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Vice Chair
Name: Elizabeth W. Bamford
Address: 1070 Wheatland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Secretary
Name: Peggy D. Hall
Address: 1134 Columbia Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Alternate
Name: Joseph C. LoCurto
Address: 1881 Wilderness Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603

Building Code Board of Appeals

Title: Member
Name: Ron Comfort Jr.
Address: 130 Springhouse Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Member
Name: Patrick Egan
Address: Select Security, 241 N Plum St., Lancaster, PA 17602

Title: Member
Name: Terrie J. Finger
Address: 1005 Woods Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Member
Name: Jonathan Owens
Address: 1630 Millersville Pike, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Member

Board of Auditors

Title: Chair
Name: Gail Groves Scott
Address: 1511 Quarry Lane, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Vice Chair
Name: Karen Mansfield
Address: 665 North Pier Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603

Title: Secretary
Name: Theo Van Tricht
Address: 1206 Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17603


Manheim Township Police Department (through contract)
1825 Municipal Drive
Lancaster, PA 17601
Admin. Ph: 717-569-6401

Chief: Thomas E. Rudzinski

School District

School District of Lancaster

251 S. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 299-2700

Three elementary schools (James Buchanan, Thomas H. Burrowes, and Elizabeth R. Martin) and one middle school (Wheatland) are located in the township.

Tax Collectors

Real Estate: (appointed)

Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office
150 North Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
PH: (717) 299-8222

School Taxes:

School District of Lancaster
Administrative Office
1020 Lehigh Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17602
PH: (717) 291-6134

Township Engineer/MS4 Coordinator

Name: Benton Webber
Address: 1240 Maple Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 293-1733 

Township Solicitor

Name: Nikolaus & Hohenadel (Matthew J. Creme, Jr.)
Address: 212 North Queen St, Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 299-3726

Emergency Management Director

Name: Michael F. Pickard 
Phone: (717) 767-6402

Sewer Authorities

City of Lancaster Wastewater (serves portion of Lancaster Township
1220 New Danville Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA) serves portion of west end of Lancaster Twp
130 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 299-4843

Suburban Lancaster Sewer Authority (SLSA) serves portion of east end of Lancaster Twp
P. O. Box 458, Lancaster, PA 17608-0458
(717) 560-1900

ON-LOT Sewage/Septic Only:

Sewage Enforcement:

Solanco Engineering Association (Mark A. Deimler)
103 Fite Way, Suite C
Quarryville, PA 17566
(717) 786-0355

Alternate Sewage Enforcement:

ARRO Consulting, Inc.
108 West Airport Road
Lititiz, PA 17543

Bill McMullen - (570) 366-9534

Doug Kopp - (484) 525-4553

Water Authority

Lancaster City Water Dept – Provides all Lancaster Township public water service
120 North Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17603
(717) 291-4820