To help make travel decisions during winter weather, motorists are encouraged to “Know Before You Go” by checking conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting 511PA is free and available 24 hours a day.  It provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 850 traffic cameras. Users can also see PennDOT plow truck statuses and travel alerts along a specific route using the “Check My Route” tool.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

When winter weather occurs, PennDOT and LPT ask drivers to be extra cautious around operating snow-removal equipment. 

• Stay at least six car lengths behind an operating plow truck and remember that the main plow is wider than the truck.
• Be alert since plow trucks generally travel much more slowly than other traffic.
• When a plow truck is traveling toward you, move as far away from the center of the road as is safely possible, and remember that snow can obscure the actual snow plow width.
• Never try to pass or get between several trucks plowing side by side in a "plow train." The weight of the snow thrown from the plow can quickly cause smaller vehicles to lose control, creating a hazard for nearby vehicles.
• Never travel next to a plow truck since there are blind spots where the operator can't see and they can occasionally be moved sideways when hitting drifts or heavy snowpack.
• Keep your lights on to help the operator better see your vehicle. Also remember that under Pennsylvania state law, vehicle lights must be on every time a vehicle's wipers are on due to inclement weather.

In addition to driving safely around plows, motorists are urged to drive according to conditions. If motorists encounter snow or ice-covered roads, they should slow down, increase their following distance and avoid distractions.

Waste Management, as part of the solid waste and recyclables collection program, collects leaf waste at curbside 19 weeks per year. This service includes unlimited materials two times per month, beginning the week of April 8th thus year.

Residents who purchase a Permit may also deliver leaf waste to Compost Facility on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays of each week from 7:30 A.M. until 5:00 P.M.

The Compost Facility is open starting Tuesday, April 3rd.


The Planning Commission is working on a new Comprehensive Plan, which recommends Township’s policies to manage growth and development for the next 15 years. The Plan will include recommendations for changes to the Township’s development regulations.
In addition to land use and housing matters, the Plan will address natural features, transportation, community, facilities and services, as well as implementation.
To view the draft Comprehensive Plan, and learn more about plan preparation and public comment, click on Draft Comprehensive Plan in the Featured Township Links in the lefthand column below.



Lower Paxton Township will be an open, vibrant, and progressive municipality working within the bounds of available resources,
providing the best quality of life for a growing community and to be a recognized leader in central Pennsylvania.


To achieve our vision, Lower Paxton Township will work to meet and exceed the needs of a growing Township in a cost efficient manner.


Good Government for a Great Community










Frequently Called Numbers

Main Switchboard
Police Administration
Public Works Department
Sewer Department
Parks and Recreation
Supervisor's Voice-Mail

Office Hours

Municipal Center (Administration, Community Development, & Sewer)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Police Department Records Office
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Public Works Department
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sanitary Sewer Operations
6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Friendship Center and the Parks and Recreation Department
Monday to Thursday -  5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday - 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.