Welcome to Dover Township
If you live or work in Dauphin, Cumberland or Perry County, you have an opportunity to help shape the future of the transportation by being part of the Origin-Destination Study. We invite you to take a few minutes to fill out the web-based survey at myPAcommute.org. Information from this anonymous survey will help us determine how transportation resources are currently being used and how they can better serve our communities in the future. Whether you drive, bicycle, walk, or ride the bus or train, telling them about your travel is a big help for everyone in the region. The more responses they receive during this survey, the more complete picture they will have of how people in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties get around. So please also encourage your co-workers, friends and family to take a few minutes to fill out the survey, share the link, or forward this email, and thank you for your help.
Dover Township has opportunities for Township residents to become involved by volunteering for a Board or Commission. These Boards and Commissions include the Sewer Authority, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, and Codes Board. If you would like to volunteer, please download an application and submit it for consideration today!
It was under the authority of the Lancaster County Court that Dover Township was formed in 1743. It was formed out of old Manchester Township which was so large that it even extended into Adams County. The township's name, Dover, was selected because of an Englishman's nostalgia for his earlier home in England.
Dover Township maintains a vast Public Works infrastructure consisting of an estimated 73 miles of water lines, 85 miles of sewer lines, and 120 miles of highways and roads. In addition to the Public Works infrastructure, Dover Township maintains 5 parks and 10 recreational facilities. One of the most known parks, Brookside Park, has been a part of Dover Township’s history since 1901.
Dover Township occupies 42.1 square miles in the Northwestern part of York County, Pennsylvania. Of this, 99.76% consists of land and the remaining 0.24% is water. As of the 2010 census, Dover Township had 21,078 people comprising of 8,715 households. For more 2010 census information, please click here.