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



Shippensburg Borough Council will be accepting Letters of Interest from Borough residents who are interested in being considered for the position of Council Member – East Ward until 4:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017.  Interested applicants must have resided in the East Ward continuously for at least one year immediately prior to being appointed.

Prospective appointees will be invited to appear before Borough Council for a brief interview at the regular scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, April 18th, at 6PM.

Letters of Interest should be sent to:

John M Epley, Borough Secretary

Borough of Shippensburg

P.O. Box 129

111 North Fayette Street

Shippensburg, PA  17257-0129



Upcoming Events


Garden Waste Collection the Week of April 17 – 21.

Ship Shape Day is Saturday, April 22nd

Saturday Compost sales are April 29, May 13 and May 27th

Bulk Clean-up is Week of May 15th


 2015 Annual Water Quality Report


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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


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    The Shippensburg Borough Council next scheduled meetings will be April  4 & April 18 , 2017 @ 6:00 p.m.

    Shippensburg Borough Authority Special Meeting Notice

    The Shippensburg Borough Authority will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, beginning at 6PM the Borough Office located at 111 N. Fayette Street, Shippensburg PA.

    John M Epley, Secretary

     The Shippensburg Borough Authority next scheduled meeting will be               April 11, 2017 @ 6:00 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 unless noted otherwise.

    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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