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1.  Township Offices are open.

The Township Office is now open Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm.  Anyone entering the building must wear a mask, practice social distancing, and adhere to PA safety mandates for businesses conducting in-person operations.  Forms for building permits, dye tests, occupancy permits, etc. are available on the website and burning permits can be requested by mail (see below).  Please call 724-228-3330 with any questions.

2.  Residents are strongly encouraged to pay taxes by mail.

Payments can be mailed to: Diane Smykal, North Franklin Township, 620 Franklin Farms Rd., Washington, PA 15301.  In person payments will not be accepted, but a drop box is located inside the main door of the Municipal Building.  Please include your phone number and enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return receipt.

3.  Burning Permits are free and can be requested by email or phone.

Please send an call 724-228-3330 or send an email to and include your name, address, phone number and the dates you wish to burn.  Please note that permits will only be issued for a period of 2 weeks or less.  Your permit will be issued by return email.

4.  Park pavilions, walking trail, and playgrounds are now open.

Please practice social distancing – remaining at least 6 feet apart at all times.  Playgrounds are not sanitized and port-a-johns are cleaned once a week.  Please be prepared with hand cleanser/sanitizer and take proper precautions to ensure your safety.

ATTENTION: North Franklin Township Businesses

Due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions, many businesses have altered their way of doing business and/or their days/hours of operation.  Some now offer curb-side service, delivery, or online orders delivered by mail/UPS.  It can be difficult for consumers to find updated information

North Franklin Township would like to help.  We have placed a “North Franklin Businesses – What’s new?” page on our website listing North Franklin businesses that are currently offering services.  This will give our residents an easy way to find local places to get takeout, order groceries and gardening supplies, or hire a contractor.  We can list your business contact information, hours of operation, and add a link to your website, a Facebook page, or even a scan of your current menu or sale flyer. 

If you are a business owner/manager and would like to be listed, please contact Erin Dinch at or 724-228-3330, ext. 4.  Please provide any information that you would like to have in your listing – services offered, contact info, hours of operation and any links/attachments such as your website link, Facebook page, or a copy of a flier or menu.  If sending an email, please list “OPEN FOR BUSINESS” on the subject line.

Also, if you have a business that has been required to close, we can list it under “Local Businesses that are currently closed (but need your business in the future)” as a way to promote your business during the months that follow reopening.  We can list your business name, contact information and the types of products/services that you provide.  Just use the contact information shown above but put “CURRENTLY CLOSED” as the subject line.

If you know a business owner for whom we may not have contact information, please pass this information on to them.  We would like all businesses in North Franklin to have the opportunity to participate.  If there is anything else we can do to help you during this difficult time, please let us know.


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