Township Policy Changes due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Outbreak

1.  Township Offices are closed to the public until further notice.

Office staff will remain active Monday through Friday from 8am-4pm to handle mail and phone calls, but ask residents not to come into the office.  Forms for building permits, dye tests, occupancy permits, etc. are available on the website.  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 enclosed a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the return receipt.

3.  Burning Permits 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 and playgrounds are closed until April 30, 2020.                     The walking trail remains open.

Please practice social distancing – remaining at least 6 feet apart at all times.

ATTENTION: North Franklin Township Businesses

Across the state, many businesses that are not on the “Essential” list have had to close their doors due to Coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions.  However, other businesses have been able to adjust their way of doing business and have remained open by offering curb-side service, delivery or online orders delivered by mail/UPS.  The difficulty for consumers is not knowing which businesses are open. 

North Franklin Township would like to help by placing an “North Franklin Businesses – What’s Open?” 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 Easter candy, or shop for the ever-elusive toilet paper.  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.

Township Meeting Information

In compliance with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 requirements, all Township Meetings at the Municipal Building will not be open for public attendance.

The meetings will be available to the public by conference call.  You can click the link below to enter your information and have the system call you when the call begins or join the call from any phone by dialing the Conference Call Phone Number ((832) 831-2424) and then enter the Conference ID (190153) followed by the # key, when prompted by the system.

Please call us at 724-228-3330 if you have any questions.

Link to enter your information and have the system call you:   or

Dial (832) 831-2424, then enter Conference ID: 190153 #


During the meeting, public comment will be taken via email.  Just send an email to and we will read it during the public comment portion of the meeting.  This email address will only be monitored during the meeting, so please do not use it at any other time.

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