Welcome to West Donegal Township

Settled in 1719 and incorporated in 1838, West Donegal Township is named after County Donegal in Ireland. Located west and south of Elizabethtown, in Lancaster County, West Donegal Township comprises an area of 15.6 square miles in land size. For more information about the Township click here.


Access to the township office may be difficult at times today, June 2nd.
We are hosting 2 polling stations (Masonic Village in addition to our normal one) so parking may be difficult from time to time. Additionally, with the social distancing required as a result of COVID-19, access to our lobby window may also take more time and you may be required to wait in a line, depending on how busy the polls are when you arrive. Please plan your visit accordingly.


As a result of the State's continued restrictions on public gatherings in response to COVID-19, May's Board of Supervisor's Meeting scheduled for May 11th at 7:00 pm, will occur via YouTube Livestream only.
Please click here to jump to YouTube to access the Livestream.
The general public will not be permitted to attend in person. Residents viewing the Livestream may submit questions via the YouTube chat feature or via email at info@wdtwp.com. Questions will be answered within 48 hours of the meeting. Please click here to download a copy of the meeting agenda.


Please continue to heed the PA Department of Health's guidance for staying safe and stopping the spread.
West Donegal Township is open to the public from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Monday-Friday. All visitors should wear a face mask, unless there is a medical reason. Four visitors will be permitted in the lobby at any given time. While in the building, please be considerate and maintain a 6 foot distance between you and others.Township staff will continue to be available via telephone (717) 367-7178 or email info@wdtwp.com. For non-essential township business, we ask that you continue to do business with the Township via electronic means. The township's drop box, which is normally reserved for trash bill payments, may be utilized for other items such as zoning or building permit applications.

Yard Waste Bags are available in packs of 5 for $1.00 with a maximum purchase of 2 packs (10 bags) for $2.00. To minimize the handling of money, only exact payment in cash or check will be accepted. Additionally, each property may make only one purchase of bags per week. Extra trash bag tags are also available in a strip of four for $5.00.

Normal bulk item collection (2 items per week) has resumed as of June 1, 2020. Red tags can be purchased at the township office for $4.00. Please contact the office at least 24 hours in advance with the type of item and the date when you plan to place it curbside. This information is required as bulk items are collected by a separate truck whose route is determined by those addresses where bulk item collection is expected.

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we adjust how we do business during this difficult time.