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How do I register to vote?
Voter Registration Forms may be picked up at any post office, state liquor store, Springfield Township Administration Building, or the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown. Once you have registered to vote, a Voter Registration Card will be mailed to your home address. The Montgomery County Voter Services offices may be contacted at 610-278-3280 for more information.
Can I pay my taxes at the Township Building?

No, Real Estate Tax bills are issued and collected by the elected Treasurer/Tax Collector. The current Treasurer/Tax Collector is Bonny Davis.  Office Hours are scheduled at the Free Library of Springfield Township at designated times of the year. Please call 215-233-4040 or visit Ms. Davis' website for more information about payment of your Real Estate Tax bill.

The Treasurer DOES NOT collect Business Privilige, Mercantile or Earned Income Taxes and CAN NOT answer questions regarding these taxes.

Business Privilege and Mercantile Taxes are collected by Tri-State Financial Group, 610-993-8609.

Earned Income Taxes are collected by Berkheimer Tax Administrators, 866-701-7206.

Do I need a permit to erect a fence, outdoor deck, shed or carport?
Permits are not required to erect a fence, however please be advised that fences erected along any street frontage must be located in accordance with local zoning regulations. Building permits are required for all new construction activities, structural alterations and building additions, storage sheds and carports, regardless of size. For more information, please contact the building department at 215-836-7600 or click here to access the Community Development page.
Does the Township have an Earned Income, Business Privilege or Mercantile Tax?
Yes, Springfield Township collects a 1.0% Earned Income Tax on wages, net income from self-employed individuals, and most other forms of compensation earned.

A Business Privilege/Mercantile Tax is levied on all businesses located or conducting business within the Township.  The Business Privilege Tax is imposed at a rate of 2 mills while the Mercantile Tax is levied at a rate of 1.5 mills for all retail sales and 1 mill for wholesale receipts.  A business license is required for both taxes.

For information regarding the Earned Income, Business Privilege or Mercantile Taxes, please contact the appointed tax collector, Keystone Tax Bureau, at 610-993-8609.   
How do I contact my utility companies (non-emergency)?
  • Electric/Natural Gas - PECO Energy Company 800-494-4000
  • Water - Aqua Pennsylvania 800-711-4779
  • Sewer - Bucks County Water & Sewer Authority 215-343-2538
  • Cable Television - Comcast Cable Montgomery 800-220-7920
                                    Verizon FiOS 877-243-0877 
Do I need a permit to conduct a garage or yard sale?
Yes, a permit is required to conduct a garage or yard sale. Permits can be obtained from the Township Receptionist during the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.  Property owners are limited to no more than two garage/yard sales per year.
How does one apply for a Block Party permit and how far in advance should one apply?
The block party permit application is available on the Documents section of the website and must be returned to the Police Department at least ten days before the scheduled event.
The fire company recently responded to my home and I would like to make a donation to them.  How can I do so?
Fire and rescue services in Springfield Township are provided by three volunteer fire companies.

Flourtown Fire Company
1526 Bethlehem Pike, PO Box 65
Flourtown, PA 19031

Oreland Volunteer Fire Company
1500 Bruce Road
Oreland, PA 19075

Wyndmoor Hose Company
1034 East Willow Grove Avenue
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

The Springfield Ambulance Association is the designated emergency medical services provider for Springfield Township. The Ambulance Association's mailing address is listed below:

Springfield Ambulance Association
PO Box 142
Flourtown, PA 19031
When are the Board of Commissioners meetings?

The Board of Commissioners conducts their monthly business meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.  A monthly Workshop meeting is conducted on the Monday preceding the second Wednesday at 7:00 PM.  All meetings are held at the Springfield Township Administration Building, 1510 Paper Mill Road, Wyndmoor.

Who is my Commissioner and where do I vote?
Springfield Township is governed by seven Commissioners, each elected to represent a geographical ward of the community. In order to find the Commissioner elected to serve your ward, refer to the Ward Map. Then visit the Board of Commissioners page to find out who your Commissioner is, how to contact him or her, and where you should vote.
How can I find out what is going on in the Township?

Sign up for e-mail alerts from the Township website.  As a subscriber to this free service, you can elect to receive the latest information about upcoming agendas of the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board, and special announcements about holidays, recreation programs and other important news and announcements.  You can also search the Documents section to review the minutes of the Board of Commissioners meetings, pending legislation, and official plans and studies.  If you cannot attend the Board of Commissioners meetings in person, a video of the preceding month's activities is broadcast on Comcast Cable channel # 28 and Verizon Fios channel #38.

How often should I replace my smoke detectors?
It is recommended that smoke detectors be replaced every ten years.  Batteries should be replaced every six months.
What are the Township's recycling regulations?
Recyclable materials must be separated from all residential and commercial waste. Residential recyclables are collected by Springfield Township on the same day as refuse collection. Businesses and institutions must arrange for private collection with a licensed hauling company. Click here to access the recycling regulations.
I am thinking of moving to Springfield Township.  What school district serves the Township?
Springfield Township is served by the School District of Springfield Township. Please contact the School District Administration offices at 215-233-6000 to enroll your child. You may access the Springfield Township School District at http://www.sdst.org/.
What is Springfield Township's Zip Code?

Springfield Township is serviced by seven (7) individual post offices. The following is a list of post offices and the corresponding zip codes:

Town Post Office
Wyndmoor/Laverock/Erdenheim/Northwoods/Glenside Glenside 19038
Oreland Oreland 19075
Flourtown Flourtown 19031
Fort Washington Ft. Washington 19034
Lafayette Hill/Miquon Lafayette Hill 19444
Philadelphia Philadelphia 19118, 19128
How do I become a member of the Flourtown Country Club?
Various membership plans are available for individuals and families. Please contact the membership offices at 215-233-1550. A representative from Flourtown Country Club will guide you through the application process. Click Here to access the Flourtown Country Club web page.
What Township regulations should I be aware of before listing my home for sale?

Springfield Township requires the owner of all Real Property in the Township to apply for a Statement of Certification prior to conveying their property to another individual. The process takes approximately two weeks to complete and may require an in-home inspection by a Township representative. 

Please be advised that any violations noted by the Township must be corrected prior to settlement. For this reason it is strongly recommended that you apply for your Statement of Certification at the time you list your property for sale.   

In addition, Springfield Township requires all new owners of real property to register their deed with the Township. Registration must be completed within two business days after the recording of any deed or conveyance with Montgomery County. Registration may be done in person, by registered or certified U.S. mail (return receipt requested), or overnight delivery with confirmation of receipt.  The registration fee is $10.00 per deed.

For more information regarding the sale of real property, contact the office of Community Development at 215-836-7600.

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Springfield Township
1510 Paper Mill Road
Wyndmoor, PA 19038

215-836-7600 (Telephone)
215-836-7180 (Fax)

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