In the 18th century, fields were fenced to keep livestock out, not in, as most livestock was free-ranging.


New Residents

Welcome to New Hanover Township! We are happy that you have chosen to make this community your home.

If you have public sewer, you are part of the New Hanover Township Authority. More information about the sanitary sewer system can be found here.

If you have public water, your water is supplied by Aqua. More information about those services can be found here.

Our police department is full time, with the building being located at 2373 Hoffmansville Road, Frederick, PA 19435. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Unlike our police department, the New Hanover Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue is a fully volunteer organization that assists in emergencies; if you are interested in joining, please visit them at 2154 Swamp Pike, Gilbertsville, PA 19525 for a volunteer application.

For information about the Tax Collector, click here

For information about local Earned Income Tax, collected through Berks EIT, click here.

For information on zoning, building permits, or code enforcement click here.

For any other questions, please take a look at our directory or call 610-323-1008 and someone will be happy to help.