Welcome New Residents

Hello and Welcome to the Area! We are pleased that you chose a home in Dover and hope that you grow to enjoy the area as much as we all do. Below you will find the New Residents packet available for download. If you would like an original, paper copy, …

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About Dover Township

The township boundary is colored red with black, curved text of Dover Township. Center black text York County, PA Established 1743

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 …

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Met-Ed Prepares for Frigid Temps

FirstEnergy logo in black and underlined with blue

FirstEnergy’s meteorologists tell us that the frigid winter temperatures predicted over the next several days for Met-Ed’s service area will likely be accompanied by wind gusts of up to 45 mph. Fortunately, the leaves are off the trees lessening their resistance but downed trees and broken limbs usually accompany high …

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Portable Generator Safety

The township boundary is colored red with black, curved text of Dover Township. Center black text York County, PA Established 1743

Portable generators are useful during power outages. However, many homeowners are unaware that the improper use of portable generators can be risky. The most common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards. NFPA safety tips Downed utility lines, power company …

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Space Heater Safety

The township boundary is colored red with black, curved text of Dover Township. Center black text York County, PA Established 1743

Space heaters can provide extra comfort during the winter season. Following are some basic tips* that will help ensure their safe use. Do’s: For heating purposes, use only equipment that is made for home heating.  Use all types of heaters carefully and follow all directions for safe use. Use a …

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2018 Budget Breakdown

Sideways bar chart showing the breakdown of tax dollars received by the Township. For every $100.00 the Township receives, $40.92 goes to Police, $16.50 goes to Fire, $15.03 goes to Administration, $15.03 goes to Highway, $7.51 goes to Parks and Recreation, $4.18 goes to Planning and Zoning, and $0.83 goes to Solid Waste Collection.

Dover Township is proud to present the highlights of the 2018 Budget. No tax increase is projected in this budget. The Board of Supervisors has not increased real estate taxes since 2008, when the millage rate was increased from .828 to 1 whole mil of tax. This means on a …

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