Shippensburg Borough, Shippensburg, PA

The Borough of Shippensburg is located in the scenic Cumberland Valley of central Pennsylvania, right on the line between Franklin and Cumberland counties.

Shippensburg is a rural community located a short driving distance from many metropolitan areas including Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia.

Our quality of life was recognized when Shippensburg was ranked 27th in the second edition of Norman Crampton’€™s book The 100 Best Small Towns in America


Compost and Mulch available to purchase Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Please call ahead for loading service: 717-729-0304. Saturday Sale Days are: April 30 May 14 May 28 Screened compost is $10.00 per cubic yard with compost pass $15.00 without compost pass Mulch is $4.00 with compost pass And $7.00 without a pass

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Road Work Project – click on the Road Work Project

Shippensburg Borough has hired Utility Services Group, Inc. to complete maintenance on its wastewater collection system.  The maintenance will include mechanical cleaning and televideo of the collection system piping along King St.   This work is required as part of the Borough’s “Inflow and Infiltration Program” which is mandated by PADEP.

Due to PennDot traffic regulations and general work site safety the project will be completed between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM.

The project area will include King Street from Stewart Place northward to H & H Chevrolet.  PLEASE SEE THE COMPLETE LETTER BY CLICKING ABOVE.




Shippensburg Area Library Board


Additional information concerning the duties and responsibilities can be obtained by contacting the Borough office at 717-532-2147.  Prospective appointees may be invited to appear before Borough Council for a brief interview.


Letters of Interest should be sent to:

John Epley, Borough Secretary

P.O. Box 129

111 N. Fayette St.

Shippensburg, PA  17257-0129





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    • Park and Rec Information

      Forms for registration will be found at Borough Departments/Park and Rec/ Programs or by clicking Here



      Water and Sewer Line Insurance —-


      Here are some companies that offer the water/sewer line insurance. 


       HomeServe USA,  Bill Eller telephone number 917-584-6586.

       Email address    


       American Water Resources — telephone 618-433-4000  

       National Water Company – 1-800-790-3201    

       Service Line Warrenties  

      Phone 866-922-9006.  

      Website is


      Fire Safety — Fire Hydrant Clearances

      Fire hydrant clearance requirements are for your protection and the protection of your neighbors and community and should be complied with voluntarily. The hydrants are placed so that our firefighters can connect to them and suppress a fire more expeditiously and would be for naught if these firefighters trip over foot hazards (rocks, low growing vegetation, plant guide wires, etc.) or impale themselves on metal stakes, tree stakes or address markers placed on or around the hydrants.

      International Fire codes, Uniform Fire codes, and National Fire Protection Agency all have code requirements to insure safety of public and firefighters. International Fire code states: “Obstructions. Posts, fences, vehicles, growth, trash, storage, and other materials or objects shall not be placed or kept near fire hydrants, fire department inlet connections or fire control valves in a manner that would prevent such equipment or fire hydrants from being immediately discemable. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants.” Also: “Clear space around hydrants. A 3-foot… clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved.”

      If you have a fire hydrant on your property, please comply with the requirements of the codes: clear the area around it and make it visible from the street for the benefit of yourself, your neighbors, your community, and your firefighters. Inspections and maintenance of the hydrants by the Shippensburg Borough Water Authority are made periodically, and violations of the International Fire Code must be remedied by homeowners on whose properties the hydrants sit.

      However unappealing a fire hydrant may appear, it can be beautiful when it is providing the water necessary to save your home from destruction.

      Thank you in advance for your cooperation in addressing this important safety issue. If you have any question regard fire hydrant clearances please contact the Water Foreman at 532-2147.

    • Borough Trash Pick Up – See Above Schedule


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    The Shippensburg Borough Council next scheduled meetings will be June 7 and June 21, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

                Borough Authority meeting will be June 14, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

    Thank you for visiting the Shippensburg Borough Website.  Please note that you can pay your bill on line or print off many forms from the website.  All meetings are held at the Borough office.

    Shippensburg Borough

    111 N. Fayette Street,

    P.O. Box 129

    Shippensburg, PA 17257


    Fax: 717-532-6948

    Office Hours: 8:30am -€“ 4:30pm


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