Montgomery Township, Pennsylvania

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Important Information! Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Green Phase

On Friday, June 19, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Montgomery County, along with 11 other counties, will move into the Green Phase on Friday, June 26, at 12:01 a.m. Click here to view the official press release. 

Playgrounds & Bark Park

Playgrounds and Bark Park are now open! Please remember to enjoy them safely and practice social distancing. Playgrounds will not be regularly sanitized, and parents/guardians should pack hand sanitizer and follow all of the health guidelines offered to us from the CDC. Please also note that public restrooms will remain closed at this time.

The Township will continue to update residents with any news or changes here on the website, social media, and E-News email newsletter.

Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding.

Splash Pad

After careful consideration, Montgomery Township has made the difficult decision to not open the outdoor Splash Pad at the Community Recreation Center for the 2020 season. The health and safety of all visitors to the amenity is of utmost concern for the Township. The Splash pad has a very small footprint. We feel the logistics of limiting the number of participants at any one time to maintain social distancing requirements is virtually impossible. In addition, restrictions/guidelines on aquatic facilities with water features recommended by the PA Department of Health and the
Center for Disease Control are extremely difficult to attain. We understand the disappointment the closure will bring to many of our residents. Ultimately, we believe a sensible and prudent reopening of all our facilities is the proper methodology. The accessible playground area will be available for use as normal.

On a more positive note, as we transition to the “Green Phase” of the Commonwealth’s plan, the reopening of our Community Recreation Center is underway. We are excited to welcome you back and appreciate your patience as we look forward to “life after the Covid-19 Pandemic."

Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center

The Fitness Facility and Indoor Walking Track at the Community & Recreation Center will open on Monday, June 29. 

The Community & Recreation Center will be open for these amenities during the following hours:

Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All memberships active as of March 12, 2020 will receive a 4 month extension.

Visit their website at for important health guidelines and more information. 

Montgomery Township Building 

In order to protect our residents and community as much as possible as we continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Township has decided to use a phase-in approach for the reopening of the Township Building. 

PHASE 1: Beginning Monday, July 6, residents will be able to visit the Planning & Zoning Office and Business Tax Office by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling the main line at 215-393-6900. Face masks will be required for your appointment and you will need to see the receptionist upon entering the building.

PHASE 2: Beginning Monday, July 20, the Township Building will reopen to the public. Face masks will be required. Please note this could change, as we don’t know what COVID-19 will bring in the coming weeks. We are following the state, CDC, and county new sources closely and taking their recommendations very seriously. 

Please also be mindful of the new signage and traffic flow in the Township Building that have been put into place to encourage social distancing. Be sure to follow these guidelines to help protect yourselves and our staff. 

The Township will continue to update residents with any news or changes here on E-News, social media, and the website at

Thank you for your support, patience, and understanding.

The Yellow Phase

On Wednesday, June 4, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all remaining counties in red (including Montgomery County) will move to the Yellow Phase on Thursday, June 4 at 11:59 p.m. Click here to view the official press release. 

Governor Tom Wolf has provided guidance for businesses entering the Yellow Phase. Click here to view details and procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations. Montgomery County has also provided helpful information and resources on the Yellow Phase. Click here to be taken to Montgomery County's information. 

Yellow Phase

Tennis Courts Reopened

Montgomery Township tennis courts are now open. Please note that there are special social distancing requirements.

Only two people will be permitted on the court at a time (singles only). Proper signage will also be posted at the tennis courts. 

Playgrounds and other playing courts and fields remain closed at this time. The Spray Park & Accessible Playground is also closed. 

Pickleball Courts at Fellowship Park Now Open!

The Montgomery Township Public Works Department has installed two Pickleball Courts at Fellowship Park. Please be sure to follow the guidelines for our Pickleball Courts and Tennis Courts. 

Township Facilities Update

The Montgomery Township Building remains closed. Documents and payments may be dropped off via the lobby and outdoor drop-box (located outside of the Police Department). Staff is on-hand to take phone calls and assist residents and local businesses.

Mont CRC

The Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center will remain closed during the Yellow Phase, and continue to follow the guidelines put in place by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit their website at for updates. 

Parks & Playgrounds

Montgomery Township park trails are opened. Please remember to practice social distancing. Montgomery Township playgrounds (including the Spray Park & Accessible Playground) remain closed at this time. 

Cocktails-to-go Bill

On Thursday, May 21, Governor Tom Wolf signed House Bill 327, now Act 21 of 2020, allowing the temporary sale of cocktails-to-go from bars, restaurants or hotels with a liquor license. The law takes effect immediately. Click here for the official press release and details. 

Real Estate Industry May Conduct Limited Business Transactions Statewide Beginning May 19 

On Tuesday, May 19, Governor Tom Wolf announced that starting May 19, businesses and employees in the real estate industry may conduct limited business-related activities statewide and provided guidance for this industry to operate in red phase and yellow phase counties. Click here for the official press release and details. 

Stay-at-Home Order Extended Through June 4

On Thursday, May 7, Governor Tom Wolf extended the stay-at-home order through June 4. Click here to view the official order. 

Golf Courses, Marinas, Guided Fishing Trips, Privately Owned Campgrounds, and Construction Operations Resuming May 1

On Monday, April 27, Governor Tom Wolf announced that starting Friday, May 1, golf courses, marinas, guided fishing trips and privately owned campgrounds may reopen statewide. They will be required to follow the updated life-sustaining business guidance and FAQ issued by the Wolf Administration to include specifics for how these outdoor recreational industries can resume activities while prioritizing public health and safety. Campgrounds in state parks will remain closed through Thursday, May 14.

If you choose to participate in any of these activities, Montgomery Township urges you to follow the social distancing and face mask guidelines. If the recreational area you are visiting appears to be crowded, please leave and try again at a different time. 

Click here for a helpful document on safe fishing practices during COVID-19. 

On April 23, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced that construction may resume on May 1, and issued guidance surrounding the resumption of in-person Construction Industry operations. 

Click here for details and for important information regarding residential construction. 

3 Phase Plan to Reopen Pennsylvania

On Wednesday, April 22, Governor Tom Wolf announced a 3 phase plan to slowly reopen Pennsylvania with a target May 8 start. 

The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow, green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region.

The administration will first study conditions in the north-central and northwest regions with a target of moving from red to yellow on May 8. Click here for the detailed plan and official press release. 

Online Vehicle Sale Process, Construction Restart Date, PLCB Curbside Pick Up

On Monday, April 20, Governor Tom Wolf announced three actions including online sales of vehicles, which will be enabled by the signing of SB 841, restart of construction projects statewide starting Friday, May 8, and curbside pickup of wine and spirits at select Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board locations. Click here to view the official press release. 

Masks Mandatory for Customers and New Requirements for Essential Businesses

On Wednesday, April 15, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Dr. Rachel Levine, under her authority as Secretary of the Department of Health to take any disease control measure appropriate to protect the public from the spread of infectious disease, signed an order directing protections for critical workers who are employed at businesses that are authorized to maintain in-person operations during the COVID-19 disaster emergency.

Click here to view the new protocols for businesses. 

Part of the new order states that businesses must require customers to wear a mask, and deny entry to those not wearing masks. 

Helpful information on masks is available below under "Universal Masking."

Universal Masking

On Friday, April 3, Governor Wolf recommended that all Pennsylvanians wear a mask if they must leave their homes.

Members of the general public don’t need a surgical mask – we need those for our health care workers and first responders. Instead, they are encouraged to wear homemade fabric or cloth masks.

Homemade masks limit the spread of infectious droplets in the air by containing coughs and sneezes. When a homemade mask can’t be acquired a scarf or bandana can be utilized. By implementing community use of these homemade fabric or cloth masks, everyone will have a higher degree of protection from this virus.

Click here for guidance on homemade masks from the PA Department of Health. 

Click here for more helpful information.

Declaration of Disaster

In response to the current COVID-19 Health Pandemic, the Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors has signed a Temporary Declaration of Disaster.

In signing this Declaration, the Township is enabled to take advantage of any State or Federal funding opportunities should they become available. It allows the officials of Montgomery Township to act as necessary to meet the current demands of this emergency response including: employment of temporary workers, rental of equipment, purchase of supplies and materials and by entering into such contract and agreements for the performance of public work as may be required to meet the emergency.

This will allow for officials of Montgomery Township to take these actions without regard to those time-consuming procedures and formalities normally prescribed by law, mandatory constitution requirements excepted.

The official declaration is available in the Helpful Links section at the bottom of this page. 

Montgomery County COVID-19 Website

To stay updated on data pertaining to the amount of positive COVID-19 cases in Montgomery County and the most recent press releases, visit their website at


Effective Thursday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m., Governor Tom Wolf ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations. 

Those businesses requesting clarification on whether they are defined as life-sustaining should check this list, email the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) customer service resource account at, or call 1-877-PA-HEALTH and select option 1 to reach DCED staff. For businesses that determine from the list that they are non-life sustaining, but would like to seek a waiver, there is an online waiver application.

Effective Thursday, March 12, Governor Tom Wolf announced that in an effort to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), all schools, gyms, and entertainment centers in Montgomery County will be closed for two weeks. 

Therefore, the Montgomery Township Community & Recreation Center will be closed through March 30, and all activities have been cancelled through the end of the month.  

Effective Friday, March 13, The Montgomery Township Building will be closed to the public, as we continue to monitor the situation. 

Effective 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 16, ALL bars and restaurants in Montgomery County were ordered to cease dine-in service by order of the Governor. Take-out and delivery service is still permitted and encouraged. 

Effective 12 p.m. on Monday, March 16, Montgomery Township Bark Park and the following Montgomery Township park amenities will be closed until further notice:

• Playgrounds
• Courts (tennis, basketball, street hockey, etc)
• Soccer fields
• Baseball fields

Bark Park is the only park closed to the public at this time, as it often serves as a popular gathering place for residents.

Montgomery Township park trails and open space will remain open to the public. If you do choose to use the trails and open space within our parks, please make sure you are maintaining a 6-foot distance from others and wearing a proper face mask. 

Montgomery Township has made this decision in an effort to protect our residents, and encourage the social distancing recommendations made by the CDC.

The more we encourage social distancing, the faster we can see our residents and community members enjoying our playgrounds, courts, fields, and Bark Park.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Business Information & Resources

NEW GRANT COMING SOON! Click here for details. 

Prepare Now for the Green Phase

On Friday, June 19, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Montgomery County, along with 11 other counties, will move into the Green Phase on Friday, June 26, at 12:01 a.m. Montgomery Township encourages our businesses to prepare now for the Green Phase. Governor Tom Wolf has provided guidance for businesses entering the Green Phase. Click here to view details and procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations. 

Prepare Now for the Yellow Phase

On Friday, May 22, Governor Tom Wolf announced that all remaining counties in red (including Montgomery County) are expected to move to yellow by June 5 at 12:01 a.m. Click here to view the official press release. Montgomery Township encourages our businesses to prepare now for the yellow phase. Governor Tom Wolf has provided guidance for businesses entering the Yellow Phase. Click here to view details and procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations. 

Mask Up Montco

Are you a "life-sustaining" business in Montgomery County? Businesses must require customers to wear a mask, and deny entry to those not wearing masks.

Montgomery County has provided businesses with a flyer you may print and post to remind customers that they must be wearing a mask. 

Click here to download the flyer, 

Important Message Regarding Flushing for Restaurant Owners, Schools, Places of Worship, and Other Businesses

The following message is from the North Wales Water Authority

In light of the Commonwealth’s announced plans for phased reopening of the state, the North Wales Water Authority encourages building owners and operators to adopt a proactive approach that includes flushing stagnant water from facility plumbing systems.

As buildings reopen, businesses, school districts, houses of worship and property management teams will begin the process of restarting building systems that have been dormant for a significant amount of time.

Extended periods of inactivity can cause lead leaching or bacterial growth in a building’s water system and taking proper steps can help minimize potential exposure to both of these contaminants.

Proper reopening procedures will help in making sure water systems and equipment are in working order and in achieving and maintaining water quality.

Click here for a detailed letter explaining how to properly flush your pipes to maintain water quality.

U.S. Small Business Administration Low-interest Loan

Small business owners in PA are eligible to to apply for a low-interest loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration. 

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Click here for more information. 

MontcoStrong Small Business Gift Card Network

Montgomery County is helping small businesses through this special gift card program. If you are a small business in Montgomery Township, or anywhere in Montgomery County, be sure to get signed up for this program.

Click here to get started. 

Support Local Business

You can support your favorite restaurant or small businesses by buying gift cards during the COVID-19 shutdown through the MontcoStrong Small Business Gift Card Network. You'll help them get the cash they need now, so you can enjoy their business later. Click here to start shopping!

Township Businesses Open for Takeout

Here in Montgomery Township, we have a lot of great restaurants who are still open and happy to provide you with delivery/take-out/drive-through options!

Please keep this in mind as we all work together to get through the impacts of COVID-19. 

Share with us your favorite take-out/delivery/drive-through options here in the Township on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using #engagemontgomery. 

  • Bertucci's Italian Restaurant
  • Chick-fil-A
  • DiNic's Pork & Beef
  • Eastern Dragon Chinese & Japanese Restaurant
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • Five Points Pizza
  • Gran Rodeo
  • Lindinger's Deli & Catering
  • McDonald's
  • Metropolitan American Diner and Bar
  • Miller's Ale House
  • Montgomery Pizza
  • Mystic Restaurant
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pumpernick's Restaurant
  • The Green Turtle
  • Wawa
  • Wendy’s

Unemployment Information

Montgomery Township residents whose jobs have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for unemployment or workers compensation benefits. 

You may be eligible if:

  • Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19.
  • Your employer reduces your hours because of COVID-19
  • You have been told not to work because your employer feels you might get or spread COVID-19
  • You have been told to quarantine or self-isolate, or live/work in a county under government-recommended mitigation efforts

Follow the link below for application and more information.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

If you are affected by COVID-19 and don't qualify for traditional unemployment benefits, you may quality for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.

Click here to learn more. 

Stay at Home Orders

On Thursday, May 7, Governor Tom Wolf extended the stay-at-home order through June 4. Click here to view the official order. 

On Monday, April 20, Governor Tom Wold extended the stay-at-home order through May 8. Click here to view the official order. 

On Monday, March 30, Governor Tom Wolf extended the stay-at-home order through April 30. Additionally, the closure of Pennsylvania's schools and non-essential businesses are closed indefinitely, and will only reopen when it is deemed safe. Click here to view the official order. 

On Monday, March 23, Governor Tom Wolf issued a stay-at-home order for Montgomery County, along with Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Monroe counties to go into effect at 8:00 p.m. on March 23 through April 6.

In his announcement, the Governor noted that the goal is to prevent a big strain on the state's health care system and prevent COVID-19 from expanding in other parts of the state.

Based on this order, certain non-essential Township employees will be working from home but will be monitoring and responding to Township voicemail and emails. All emergency services (Police and Fire) remain in place.  The Township will continue to inform you on information regarding COVID-19 on the following channels:

Montgomery Township urges residents to follow Governor Tom Wolf's stay-at-home order. 

Click here to view the official announcement from Governor Tom Wolf's office. 

Township Operations & Mitigation Efforts

In response to the Governor’s directive on Thursday, March 12, 2020, Montgomery Township began mitigation practices to help slow and prevent the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19. Effective Friday, March 13, The Montgomery Township Building closed to the public. The Township will continue to provide essential services, such as Police and Fire. 

Township Staff will be available to serve the public in all non-essential services such as business tax collection and permits, but residents will be directed to communicate with the Township via email and telephone rather than in person.

Below is a breakdown of the mitigation efforts and department services. 

Cancellation of Events and Public Meetings

The Montgomery Township Board of Supervisors hosted their first live, remote meeting on Monday, April 13, and will continue to do so until further notice. Live meeting links and participation information becomes available on the Township’s website by the Friday before the scheduled Board Meeting. The Board of Supervisors meet the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. (with some holiday exceptions).

The following events have been cancelled:

  • Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-off scheduled for March 21
  • Networking After Hours scheduled for March 26
  • Public Safety Celebration scheduled for March 28
  • Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 3
  • Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-off and Pick-Up scheduled for April 18
  • Electronic Recycling Event scheduled for April 18
  • Arbor Day Tree Giveaway scheduled for April 25
  • Kids University Summer Program scheduled to begin June 22

Front Desk/Administration Department

The front desk is closed to the public. Please call 215-393-6900 to reach the receptionist and Township staff. You may also email

Planning & Zoning Department - Permits and Code Enforcement

All new zoning, building or other applications will be processed via mail and online. You may also drop your application off to the Police Department. Inspections will still be taking place on a limited basis. The public will still be able to interact with township personnel via phone and email. Residents are encouraged to call 215-393-6920 to discuss their applications.

Finance & Business Tax

The due date for Business Tax has been extended until further notice. You may drop-off Business Tax payments to the locked drop-box located outside the Police Department or mail them to 1001 Stump Road, Montgomeryville, PA 19454. Please, no cash payments. 

Earned Income Tax

Berkheimer has determined that it would be in the best interest of their clients, taxpayers and tax professionals, to extend the local filing due date to July 15, 2020, matching the State Federal requirement. More information is available on Berkheimer's website at

Real Estate Tax

Click here for the most up to date information. 

Fire Services

Fire Services personnel can be reached via phone through the Township's main line at 215-393-6900. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

Police Department

The Police Department will be open and providing services as usual with some provisions below.

Officers responding to private residences and businesses for a non-emergency call for service may request the caller to meet them at the entrance or outside to reduce the possibility for any cross-contamination of the COVID-19 virus.

In some non-emergency situations, you may receive a return phone call from a police officer who will take the report over the phone to reduce the possibility of any COVID-19 virus cross-contamination between the police and people contacting the police department for non-emergency police services.

Police Services Personnel can be reached 215-362-2301. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1. 

Click here for more information from the Chief of Police. 

Public Works

The Public Works staff is available by phone for any questions at 215-855-0510. You may also request for service on the Township's website by clicking here. 


Montgomery Township continues to encourage our residents and community members to follow the guidelines offered to us through the Montgomery County Department of Public Health, PA Department of Health, and the CDC. Links to these sites are available below.

Please wash your hands often, clean surfaces frequently, and if you are sick, stay home.

Montgomery Township will continue to share information on COVID-19 on the Township's website and social media pages.

Follow Montgomery Township on the following social media pages:

We also strongly encourage residents to follow Montgomery County's social media pages:

Please visit the helpful websites below to stay updated on COVID-19. 

Information for Seniors

Montgomery Township values the active senior community we have here, and we want to make sure our seniors are well informed as we all work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is a list of helpful links and information for our senior community, and for the children of our senior community. 

Grocery Store Special Hours: Many grocery stores are beginning to implement special shopping hours for seniors. If you'd rather not go to the grocery store, most grocery stores offer home delivery as well. Click here for a recent news article on grocery stores who have implemented special shopping hours for seniors. 

Local News: While the most timely news is posted here on the website and the Township's social media channels (listed above), we understand that some of our seniors may not have access to a computer. In this case, we recommend viewing the Township's cable channels (Comcast 22 and Verizon 34), and tuning into Montgomery County's Ready Radio. The frequency's are available on the County's website at 

Montgomery County Community Connections: Montgomery County's Community Connections Department provides compassionate assistance, by highly skilled staff who navigate and advocate for those in need of human services and to foster partnerships with the community and providers to improve access to service. Their main Community Connections telephone number will direct you to the Navicate in your region who is an expert in all services closest to you. The phone number is 610-278-3522.