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ALARM SYSTEM PERMITS
For Permit information, please click on the Zoning/Building Link at the top of the page.
In 1996, Hanover Township adopted an Ordinance requiring the registration by property owners and tenants with the Township of alarm systems and/or automatic protection devices in their buildings or structures. This was adopted because of the substantial number of false alarms being reported to the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Company and Colonial Regional Police Department . Many of these happen because systems are not properly maintained or because people do not know how to turn them off before entering the building. and
The fee for registering your alarm system and/or automatic protection device is $20.00, which only partially covers the costs incurred by the Township. After a system is registered, the Fire Company and Colonial Regional Police are informed. The application for registering your system is available at the Township office.
The Ordinance enables us to issue citations if three false alarms occur in a period of 60 days. The Township is assessed by the Colonial Regional Police according to the number of incidents reported, and the high incidents of false alarms has caused our rate to be more than necessary. With this Ordinance, the Township is attempting to cut down on some of these unnecessary and time-consuming incidents and bring the costs down for all Township residents.
BETHLEHEM AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY
The library is located at the Bethlehem Civic Center, 11 West Church Street. All Township residents are eligible to obtain a free library card.
Bookmobile UPDATED Schedule
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1, 2017
MONDAYS 3 – 5:30 PM AT HANOVER TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY CENTER 6:30 – 8:15 PM WEIS MARKET (CRAWFORD DRIVE)
THURSDAYS 12:15 – 2:45 PM at Westgate Mall (Bon-Ton)
ALTERNATE SATURDAYS (October 14 & 28, November 11 & 25, December 9 & 23, etc.) 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at Hanover Elementary School
It is unlawful for any person to permit any dog to run at large upon any public thoroughfare, upon any public ground, or to run at large on any private property other than that of the owner. It is further unlawful to permit any dog on Township park property. Owners are responsible for immediately removing and properly disposing of all dog excreta from any public property or any private property. For information on how to obtain a dog license please click here.
Stray cats can be taken to No Neutering Nonsense – Nonprofit Spay-Neuter Clinic for Cats and Dogs – 866.820.2510
During a snow event, cars must not be parked on Township streets. Snow plows cannot be operated safely and efficiently with cars parked in the street. Click here for our Snow Removal Policy.
Property owners are responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow within 36 hours after the end of a storm.
Please do not park cars near piles as our equipment cannot get close enough to collect the leaves .
Burning is not allowed in the Township by Township Ordinance and by Pennsylvania DEP order.
No person shall, except as permitted under laws of the Common Wealth of Pennsylvania, fire or discharge any weapon, gun, rifle, shotgun, pistol, bow, slingshot or firearm (including air, spring, or hydraulically operated) within the Township of Hanover, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.
It is unlawful to dump any trash on Township streets, sidewalks, foot paths, vacant lots, yards, public parks, playgrounds, and around public buildings.
TREES – FENCES
Be aware that specific ordinances exist in regard to the planting or cutting down of trees and the erecting of fences on Township easements (generally in front of your property). If you have any questions, please call the Township Office.
NUMBERS ON MAILBOXES and HOUSES
The Fire Company and Police ask that you have clearly visible house numbers (no names) on your mailbox and house so that addresses may be located more easily in case of emergency.
If you are planning to remove, plant, trim or cut down any shade or street trees within the Township right-of-way or easement, you will need a permit from the Township. Be sure to contact the Township Office for more information.
HANOVER TOWNSHIP VOLUNTEER FIRE CO #1
Your volunteer fire company and ambulance corps stands ready to help the citizens and businesses of Hanover Township. Available services include: fire fighting, rescue operations, fire hazard inspections, emergency medical services.
There are several ways that you can help us, help you. Volunteer your services in any capacity. For more information, contact the Fire Company at 610-867-2103 or visit our fire station any Monday evening between 6:30 and 7:00pm. Be generous in your contribution during the annual fund drive.
Hanover Township complies with the Pennsylvania Open Records and Right-to-Know Law regarding gaining access to public records. On December 17, 2002 the Board of Supervisors approved Policy #51, Open Records Policy. Due to changes in state legislation this policy was revised and is now Policy #51-1, Policy Pursuant to Pennsylvania Open Records/Right-to-Know Law.
Policy #51-1contains the Form, which is required to be completed when requesting access to records. The form must be to submitted to the Open Records Officer, Christina M. Thomas
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Office of Open Records may be reached at the following: 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234. Telephone: 717-346-9903 ; email@example.com
Denials to requests may be appealed in writing to the state.
All new residents are invited to come to the Municipal Office during normal business hours to obtain a new resident package of information; this includes various brochures, maps and news on the Township, as well as a New Resident Handbook.
We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Welcome to Hanover Township!
Asa Packer Elementary School – 610-865-0660
1605 Kenwood Drive
Hanover Elementary School -610-691-3210
3890 Jacksonville Road
East Hills Middle School – 610-867-0541
3149 Chester Avenue
Nitschmann Middle School – 610-866-5781
909 West Union Boulevard
Freedom High School – 610-867-5843
3149 Chester Avenue
Liberty High School – 610-691-7200
1115 Linden Street
Bethlehem Area School District – 610-861-0500
Administrative Office-Education Center
1516 Sycamore Street