FAQs

Q: Who is the State Representative, and how can I contact her?

A: The State Representative is Kate Klunk, and her phone number at the District Office is (717) 630-8942. Her phone number at the Harrisburg Office is (717)787-4790. Her mailing address is 108 Carlisle St, Hanover, PA 17331.

Q: Who is the State Senator, and how can I contact him?

A: The State Senator is Scott Wagner, and his phone number at the District Office is (717) 846-2828. His phone number at the Harrisburg Office is (717) 787-3817. Also, the State Senator's email address is  swagner@pasen.gov., and his mailing address is 218 N. George St., York, PA 17401.

Q: Who can I contact if I have concerns about agricultural operations?

A: Some useful contacts and telephone numbers for people with agricultural concerns are:
 State Department of Agriculture  717-787-5085
 York County Department of Ag  717-755-2966
 US Department of Agriculture  717-783-5222
 Penn State Cooperative Extension  717-394-6851
 State Senator Scott Wagner  717-846-2828
 State Representative Ron Miller  877-207-2272

Q: Where do I find Elections/Voter Registration Information?

A: http://yorkcountypa.gov/voting-elections.html or call 717-771-9604.

Q: Who is the District Justice and where is the office located?

A: Magisterial District Judge Thomas Reilly, 4824 Walters Hatchery Road, Spring Grove, Pa 17362. Phone number 717-225-3301, Fax number 717-225-3307.

Q: What is Pennsylvania's Dog Law?

A:
    • All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses are issued by the County Treasurer.
    • All dogs must be under control and must not be allowed to run at large. Dogs are personal property, and owners are responsible for damages caused their dog.
    • It is illegal to mistreat or abuse any animal. Violations should be reported to a local humane organization or the police.
    • It is illegal to abandon or attempt to abandon any dog.
    • No dog under seven weeks of age may be sold, traded, bartered or transferred.
    • You may not place any poison or harmful substance in any place where dogs may easily eat it, whether it is your own property or elsewhere.
    • You must have a current kennel license if you operate a facility that keeps, harbors, boards, shelters, sells, gives away or transfers a total of 26 or more dogs in any one calendar year.
    • Owners of dogs and cats 3 months of age or older are required to have a current rabies vaccination. It is illegal to interfere with an officer or employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture engaged in enforcement of dog laws.

Q: Frequently Asked Dog Law questions:

A:
    1. Barking dogs; Manheim Township does not have a noise ordinance but regional police or municipal staff can assist in severe nuisance cases.
    2. Number of dogs in households; Manheim Township limits the number of dogs and cats based on the acreage of the property.  Generally a homeowner can have up to 3 each of dogs and cats per acre of property.
    3. Waste disposal on property; These types of matters are generally resolved privately.  Manheim Township does not regulate animal waste issues.
    4. Leash law; The State of Pennsylvania requires that pet owner's keep the animal confined on their property or on a leash at all times and under reasonable control of some person.
    5. Deceased dog on Roads; Please contact PennDOT or Manheim Township depending on who maintains the road.
    6. Dog under Control; All dogs must be under control. This means that when your dog is not on your property, it must be under reasonable control of you or a handler. The best way to control your dog is with a leash. Remember, dogs are personal property. You are responsible for any damage caused by your dog.
    7. Age of Dog; No dog under seven (7) weeks old may not be bartered, traded, sold or transferred.
    8. Kennel license; You must have a current kennel license if you operate a kennel that keeps, harbors, boards, shelters, sells, gives away or transfers a total of 26 or more dogs of any age in one calendar year.
    9. Rabies Certification; State licensed kennel owners may administer rabies vaccine to animals they own if they are certified as qualified to do so by the PA Department of Agriculture (A written request must be mailed in to the Harrisburg Office). Until they are certified, kennel owners must have their animals inoculated by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
    10. Dog licensing age; All dogs three (3) months of age or older must be licensed. Licenses are issued by the County Treasurer.
    11. Humane Issues/Cruelty to Animals; Contact your Humane Society or SPCA in your area for complaints.
    12. Puppy Lemon Law; In an effort to ensure that consumers buying a dog in Pennsylvania know their new pet has a clean bill of health, Pennsylvania's dog sellers and breeders must now post a visible notice that informs consumers of their rights under the state's Dog Purchaser Protection Act, also known as the "Puppy Lemon Law". Sellers and breeders must also provide a written copy of the consumer's rights at the time of the sale. For more information on Pennsylvania's "Puppy Lemon Law" or to file a complaint, visit the Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection web site at: www.attorneygeneral.gov/pei/dog/index/claim

Q: Where can I get a dog license?

A: You can get a dog license at the York County Treasurer's office or click on York County Dog License

Q: If I find a lost dog with dog tags, how do I determine it's owner?

A: If the dog has dog tags, call the York County Treasurer at 771-9603, and read the dog tag number to an employee.