Serving & Supporting
The Community
Serving & Supporting
The Community
Serving & Supporting
The Community
Serving & Supporting
The Community
Serving & Supporting
The Community
Serving & Supporting
The Community
Serving & Supporting
The Community


The Board of Supervisors would like to welcome you to

West Cocalico Township’s official website.

Your comments, questions and suggestions are appreciated!




The following roads will be widened and paved starting

September 30 through October 7, 2020.

 Please plan accordingly, as there may be limited to no access during a short period of time.

 Whitehall Road

 Lane Road

 Shenks Mill Road




    TRICK OR TREAT – 2020

West Cocalico Township will continue to follow the Lancaster Inter-Municipal Commission’s stated policy specifying that Trick or Treat night be held on Friday, October 30th from 6pm – 8pm.

The recommended date and time for Trick or Treat is done for the safety of those participating and does not prohibit or prevent residents from conducting Trick or Treat activities on other dates or times.

This recommended date and time WILL NOT be changed, altered or be cancelled for any reason.

Participation in Trick or Treat is voluntary and as such participants should make decisions based on their personal comfort level after considering all factors, including the possibility of inclement weather.

The Township does not enforce compliance with COVID-19 guidelines and will not as they relate to trick or treat events.




In an effort to provide service to the residents of West Cocalico Township and protect them from possible contagion form the coronavirus, we are asking that you not come to the Township office if you are not feeling well, particularly if you have a dry cough and/or a fever.
We are also asking residents to consider the following which will allow us to serve you while practicing social distancing:
Call 717-336-8720 with questions or emailing
Water, sewer, street light payments, septic system inspection reports and permits can be dropped in the drop box on the right outside the front doors of the building or mailing them in to the office at PO Box 244, Reinholds, PA 17569. The drop box will be checked multiple times a day on normal business days by office staff.
Call or email to reserve the pavilion and mail in payment after we let you know that the date you want is available at the park of your choice.
Building Permits and Zoning Hearing Board Applications are available to be printed out online at www. or can be found on the table in the lobby of the Township building.
Recycle bins and battery bags are available in the lobby of the Township building.
If you need a burn permit, please call ahead to the Township office. We will prepare it for you and have it ready for you to pick up.
For zoning related questions, call Matthew Mack at 717-990-8449 or email Permits can also be emailed directly to this email address.
For septic related questions, call Len Spencer at 717-989-8439 or email


Stop the Spread

When you travel in and out of the quarantine zone, check your car and outdoor equipment (grills, outdoor furniture, landscaping supplies, mowers, etc.). Check for SLF egg masses from late fall to early spring. Remember that egg masses may be underneath your car or in your wheel well. During all other times of the year, check for nymphs and adults, and keep your windows rolled up when you park. Don’t store things or park under infested trees, and don’t move firewood.

Steps of Spotted Lanternfly Management

  1. Scrape eggs
  2. Band trees to catch nymphs
  3. Remove tree-of-heaven
  4. Apply insecticides


Spotted Lanternfly: Tips for Handling Yard Waste in Quarantined Areas


Spotted Lanternfly Control – Spraying





West Cocalico Township ranked #90 in the LendEDU Top 250 Safest Small Towns in the United States Report.  In short, West Cocalico Township is one of the safest towns in the United States according to the FBI. The ranking is determined by using FBI crime statistic data.  The FBI data was used to calculate the ranking metric: the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.



Stormwater Lesson For Kids 


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Contact Us

West Cocalico Township/West Cocalico
Township Authority
W.C.T. - PO Box 244/W.C.T.A - PO Box 95,
156B W. Main Street
Reinholds, PA 17569
W.C.T. - 717-336-8720
W.C.T.A. - 717-336-6265
Fax - 717-336-8725
Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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