On February 19, 1838 Revolutionary War veteran John Hill was buried at New Hanover Lutheran Church with full military honors. The Third Troop of Montgomery County Cavalry (Swamp Light Horse) fired a volley over the grave.

Recent News

May 9, 2024

Commonwealth Court Denies Gibraltar Rock Appeal

The Commonwealth Court filed its Order this week denying Gibraltar Rock, Inc.'s appeal against the
Pennsylvania Department of Environment Protection regarding its land in New Hanover Township.  Click here for the full Order.

Emergency Management Services Primary Districts Map - Update

The New Hanover Township Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in 2023 and 2024 to update the Emergency Management Services Primary Districts Map for ambulance coverage. It is specific to the first ambulance that would be assigned to your home if 911 is called.

Please click here to view the map as there have been questions regarding which ambulance companies are servicing your home in accordance with their membership drives.

Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Comprehensive Plan Community Survey

Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Comprehensive Plan Community Survey

The Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Committee (PMRPC) is now in the process of updating the regional comprehensive plan and wants to hear from you! The plan will provide a framework for the management of future development in the Pottstown Region over the next 20 years. Your opinion is critically important as they try to understand the issues that are most important to residents from both a local and regional scale.

The survey should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and covers topics such as housing, economic development, parks and recreation, and public services.

Apr 3, 2024

New Hanover Spring Summer Newsletter 2024

Check out our spring/summer newsletter that is now being mailed to households!

Mar 11, 2024

Hockey Dek at Community Park

On March 7th, 11-year-olds Lilly Walter and Natalie Van Druff gave a presentation at the Board of Supervisors meeting to advocate for upgrades to the hockey dek at New Hanover Township Community Park. The Public Works Department will be assisting in making some upgrades to the dek this spring, such as fixing cracks and putting up new nets. The girls also announced that the Philadelphia Flyers heard about their vision and may possibly help contribute to some of the other improvements they are hoping for.

Their presentation can be viewed here:
Hockey Dek Improvements Presentation

Mar 4, 2024


Dec 28, 2023

Online Portal for Permit Submissions

There’s a new and easy way to apply for your permits! New Hanover Township is pleased to introduce an online portal for permit submissions. You can fill out the form, attach the required documents, and pay for the permit all from the convenience of home. Currently available ONLY for fence permits, shed permits, and patio permits. All other permit types will require mailed, e-mailed, or in-person submission on the required form(s) with the applicable fee. Please email with any questions.