In the Colonial era, many farm buildings in New Hanover were roofed with clay tiles or rye straw thatch.

Recent News

Jun 1, 2020

Rosenberry Road Notice

Notice is hereby given in conformance with Act 15 requirements that New Hanover Township will consider conditional plan approval for the Rosenberry Road project at the Board of Supervisors meeting to be held on June 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Township Recreation Center [2373 Hoffmansville Rd, Frederick, PA 19435].

The meeting is limited to 25 residents in accordance with CDC guidelines. Residents are strongly encouraged to wear masks to the meeting.  This meeting will also be streamed live on Facebook at Submit comments before or during the meeting via email at

May 28, 2020

UGI Gas Line Main Project

UGI will be beginning work along Swamp Pike between the intersections of Wagner Road and New Hanover Square Road on June 1st. This work is in coordination with the replacement of a County-owned bridge and will be limited to work within the right of way for this portion of the project.  They're planning on working within the roadway later in the year that will last around 2.5 months. The work was originally slated to occur between July 1 and September 15, but we have been told UGI is considering starting the work October 1.

May 22, 2020

Voting Alert

New Hanover Township updated its voting locations in late 2019. Also, please share with everyone you know that the polling locations have changed for this year only due to the pandemic. Location #1, usually St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will be at Boyertown Area Junior High East; #2, usually New Hanover Lutheran Church, will be at New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School; and #3, usually at New Hanover's Fire Company on Swamp Pike, will be at Pottsgrove High School.

May 22, 2020


New Hanover Township is currently under a disaster declaration related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  All meetings will be held virtually except for the Board of Supervisors meeting.  Residents can join virtual meetings from their computer, tablet or smartphone by visiting or via phone +1 (301) 715-8592 and entering the meeting identification code: 610-323-1008. All meetings will be streamed live on Facebook at Also, these meetings will be recorded and will be made available by the next business day on our website at

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for the meeting schedule. 

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May 21, 2020

Municipal Authority Meeting Transcript (May 20, 2020)

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May 14, 2020

PC Meeting Audio (May 13, 2020)

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May 12, 2020

EAB Meeting Audio (May 11, 2020)

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May 8, 2020

BOS Meeting Audio (May 7, 2020)

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May 8, 2020

PC Meeting (5-13-20)

Planning Commission Meeting (May 13, 2020)
Wed, May 13, 2020 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

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May 8, 2020

Rolling Meadows Blasting Permit

Rolling Meadows is a subdivision in progress on Moyer and Specht Road.  The Township has been alerted to a letter sent by American Rock Mechanics, LLC, who will be performing blasting work on behalf of the developer in the near future.  

The Township discussed the letter with the company and advised them of the need to secure a blasting permit for the work and to complete the work in compliance with an ordinance related to the activity.  The Township is currently reviewing the permit.  If approved, the Township will be notified at least 24 hours in advance of blasting activity and will communicate the message through the website.   For questions, please contact the Township Manager at

Apr 27, 2020

Gibraltar Rock's Mining Permit Rescinded by PA Environmental Advisory Board

The PA Environmental Advisory Board issued a decision last week that rescinded Gibraltar Rock's Mining Permit.  Click here for the decision.

Apr 2, 2020

BOS Meeting Audio (April 2, 2020)

Missed tonight's meeting?  Click here for the audio of the meeting and here for the meeting video.

Apr 2, 2020

Municipal Property Tax Payment Extension Notice

The Board of Supervisors voted during its meeting on April 2, 2020 to extend the real estate discount and face period for the benefit of taxpayers due to the effects of COVID-19.  The discount period is extended to May 31, 2020, and the face value period is extended to July 31, 2020.

Feb 13, 2020

2020 United States Census

The 2020 census is underway.  It is important that everyperson in the U.S. be counted since it affects funding for services and how we plan for our future.  Mailers will be mailed late March to each household and can be returned by mail, by phone or online.  If the mailer is not returned by late April, a census taker may visit your home.  Please be sure to require identification before providing any information and be respectful.  Also, the Census Bureau is recruiting persons to fill various part time positions, offering flexible hours and paid at an hourly rate.  For more information please call 1-855-562-2020

Jan 3, 2020

Household Hazaardous Waste & Tire Collections

Montgomery County residential household hazardous waste and tire collection schedules are available at the Township office or by visiting or by calling the recycling line at 610 278-3618.