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     The township does not have its own municipal police force and relies on the Pennsylvania State Police to provide protection to the area and its residents. Fire and Emergency Service coverage is by Alpha Fire Company, which is located within the Borough of Littlestown. As always dial 911 for emergencies.  Education is provided by the Littlestown Area School District with bus service throughout the township.

     A variety of businesses exist throughout Germany Township area, including family farms, veterinary services, shopping, restaurants, vehicle sales and services and many others.

    Germany Township consists of approximately 10.9 square miles of land in the southern portion of Adams County, Pennsylvania. The area is mostly rural residential and farms with a scattering of businesses throughout. The main travel corridor of Baltimore Pike (Route 97) will take you north to Gettysburg or South to Westminster Maryland. The main east-west thoroughfare, Frederick Pike (Route 194) cuts across the township on its way to Hanover from Taneytown Maryland. A 2010 census of Germany Township puts the population at 2,700 people, including 972 households.

   A Board of Supervisors that consists of three elected officials, who oversee the day-to-day operations, governs the township. An advisory board, the Germany Township Planning Commission, is established to review and provide information about development within the township.

   An elected Tax Collector collects all local municipal taxes on income and real estate. The tax collector resides within the township and can assist you in reviewing, paying or updating tax bills.

   The township is currently under Adams County Zoning regulations as well as the Township Ordinances. Construction within the township requires a permit. When any form of construction is planned within the township, please contact the township office to discuss your plan. A review of the zoning regulations and ordinances can determine what can and cannot be done in the township.

      Recreation is available within the township at the local golf course, and our residents have access to the Littlestown Borough Pool and the YMCA. Be sure to taste the local flavor at the restaurants within the township to savor some good home cooking.

     Below are links to other state & county agencies, local governments, fire & emergency, and other sites of interest. These items can be viewed using Adobe Reader available for free by downloading and installing it from

State & Municipal:

Adams County, Pennsylvania
Adams County, Pennsylvania Council of Government (COG) Acronyms
Pennsylvania Official Web Site
Pennsylvania Office Of Open Records
Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors
Pennsylvania Game Commission, Wildlife Managementl & Protection
Pennsylvania Voting Information & Polling Locations
     Pennsylvania Voter Registration Form
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
York Adams Tax Bureau 
Pennsylvania Small Business Assistance

Fire and Emergency:

Adams County State Police: 717-334-8111
Adams County Volunteer Emergency Services Association: 855-422-8372
Alpha Fire Company: 717-359-4212


Evening Sun
Gettysburg Times
The Merchandiser (free community paper)

Adams County Library System

Germany Township Map
Germany Township Zoning Map

Adams County Water Testing
Adams County Recycling Brochure

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