Office Information and Notices



It is extremely important that if you find any customers that have yet to report their outage, please have them follow the information below to get a no lights ticket created on their account. If customers contact you requesting information, please provide the 1-888 number below and this will allow us to document their account accordingly.

Customers who are without power are asked to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report an Outage” link on In the event of downed power lines, customers should immediately report downed wires to Penelec or 911. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer energized.

In addition, customers can use FirstEnergy’s text messaging service to report outages and receive updates on reported outages. Text REG to 544487 (LIGHTS) to register and get started. Customers who are already registered can text OUT to 544487 to report a power outage. Customers who report their outages can view their personal outage status information by logging in to their online account on the website or by texting STAT to 544487 (LIGHTS).

For updated information on the company’s current outages, FirstEnergy’s storm restoration process and tips for staying safe, visit the 24/7 Power Center at Penelec customers can find the latest information on Twitter@Penelec.


Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesdays (June - August only) – 8:00 a.m. – noon
**Closed for lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM**
Phone:  717-248-8151
Fax:       717-248-0063


Required Permits

Building Permits Required
Contact Bureau Veritas Office
75 Reserve Lane
Lewistown, PA 17044
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone:  717-242-0992
Fax:       717-242-4391


Required Permits

Zoning Permits Required
Contact Zoning Officer: Frances Varner
Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
(May vary due to scheduled Zoning Hearings)
Phone:  717-248-8151


Townships Today - Third Quarter 2019

Pennsylvania’s first-ever farm bill will invest $23.1 million to help farmers better cope with the challenges threatening their livelihoods while creating opportunities for future generations.

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Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given by the Mifflin County Planning and Development Department that the Mifflin County Commissioners will hold their first public hearing on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 3:30PM in the Mifflin County Courthouse, located at 20 North Wayne Street, Lewistown, PA 17044 on the second floor, in meeting room-B.

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Townships Today - Second Quarter 2019

Volunteer fire companies are on the verge of extinction, and now Pennsylvania is facing another public safety crisis.

This one involves emergency medical service agencies, whose numbers have shrunk dramatically from 2,000 in the late ’80s and early ’90s to between 900 and 1,000 today.

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Burning is permitted on Saturday mornings until noon; any other time requires a burn permit (obtained at the Township office). No burning on holidays or Sundays.

There is no charge for burn permits. Please call to activate permit with dates you intend to burn. Burn permits are good for 1 calendar year.

You may burn paper, cardboard, wood, and brush. No leaves, tires, plastic, or other debris.

Any questions, please contact the Township office.

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Fair Housing

Click Here for Fair Housing Information in Derry Township

Click Here for literature regarding illegal fair housing practices, predatory lending reverse redlining and contact information in the event a person or family believes they have been discriminated against. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is the state entity that reviews alleged fair housing and discriminatory lending practices.

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Kishacoquillas Park Tree Donation Program

Derry Township would like to offer individuals and businesses an opportunity to donate a tree for planting at Kishacoquillas Park. By donating a tree to this special program, you will be beautifying your Community Park while at the same time Celebrating Life ...

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