Lancaster Township of Butler County Pennsylvania

Lancaster Township is a rural, yet growing residential community located in southwestern Butler County, Pennsylvania encompassing nearly 14,000 acres.

While settled by pioneer settlers in 1796, Lancaster Township was not officially founded and incorporated until 1854. The municipality is comprised of approximately 37 square miles of land situated along the Route 19 (Perry Highway) corridor. The 2010 Census projected a population of 2,532.


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Lancaster Township Comprehensive Plan

The Board of Supervisors wish to thank all those who attended the open house on July 18th. The Township has created a web site for our community to use to send comments and suggestions plus monitor the progress of the completion of the draft plan.


Summer 2022 Road Projects

Lancaster Township has completed road work in the following areas:

Swain Hill Road

Camp Run Road

High Acres

Liberty Road

Please exercise caution when driving along these roads.


ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) Resources

Lancaster Township is the recipient of two payments of $145,000 each from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF), a part of the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Township must spend the funds in accordance with the US Treasury’s Final Rule (see link below). The funds must be used for costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021 and must be obligated by December 31, 2024 and spent by December 31, 2026. For more information click on the links below: 

Final Rule issued by US Dept. of Treasury effective April 1, 2022

State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Overview


Township Public Meetings

Upcoming Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors Meetings

The Lancaster Township Board of Supervisors will hold its Regular Business meeting on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 6:00pm.  Per Article VI Section 603 of the Township Code, Lancaster Township holds its monthly meetings on the third Monday of each month.

The purpose of the monthly meeting is to address Township business and any other issues that may properly come before the Board of Supervisors. The meeting will take place at the Lancaster Township Community Center, 113 Kings Alley, Harmony, PA 16037. All meetings are open to the public. 

For a copy of the agenda or other documents, please go to our web site:

Click on the following link to find the agenda for the August 15th meeting:

Monday, August 15, 2022, Agenda 

July 2022 Building Permits

July 2022 Police Report

July 2022 Public Works Report


Resolutions for consideration are

Resolution 2022-16 Butler County Municipal Infrastructure Program 

Resolution 2022-18 Butler County MIP Grant

STMP Program: Fact Sheet

STMP Program Guidelines

For a copy of the agenda or other documents, please go to our web site:


Paper copies of the agenda, Ordinances, Resolutions, and building permit list are available to the public at the township office and will also be made available to attendees of the meeting. 

Zoning Hearing Board

Next Hearing: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 @ 6:00pm 

Click here for Agenda
Most Requested Resources

Drug Drop Box Available

The Lancaster Township Police Department recently installed a drug drop box in the Municipal Building lobby creating a convenient place for anyone to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs. Did you know that 8 of 10 teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from friends or relatives? KidCents and The Rite Aid Foundation are committed to supporting a safe environment for children in our communities by helping to reduce the misuse of medications by adolescents and accidental childhood poisonings. Please utilize our new drop box to dispose of prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and vitamins during regular business hours.

Office Schedule-

Lancaster Township administrative offices are open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The offices are closed Monday and Friday and office staff are available by appointment only.

The Police Department is staffed 24 hours per day and officers are available 7 days per week.