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Welcome to Halfmoon Township

Halfmoon Township is a rural area that has long been a major source of agricultural products. This rural atmosphere, with its low population density and proximity to the cultural attractions of Penn State University, has become appealing to people who have historically dwelled in or near a city; consequently, over the past twenty years, the population has increased dramatically, while the farming population has decreased. Still, Halfmoon Township has maintained its rural feeling, with all the associated pros and cons that come with country living.

If you would like to be added to our email list serve and receive email updates about what is happening in Halfmoon Township you may do so by emailing Amy Smith at

 Bench Dedication

July 24, 2014 - Bench Dedication and Appreciation Ceremony for Bob Eberhart (Wildlife Corridor, Halfmoon Township)

 What's New

The Board of Supervisors will a public hearing on November 20th at 7:00 p.m. to approve the 2015 Budget.
Meetings are open to the public and held at the Municipal Building located at 100 Municipal Lane. 
Budget Meetings
Port Matilda EMS Election Day Hoagie Sale
Port Matilda EMS will be selling their great tasting 12 inch hoagies to support the company. There are two varieties Italian and Turkey/Ham for $5.50 per hoagie. Both come with vegetables bagged separately and dressing. Please order by October 22, 2014 by calling the station at 814-692-1035 or email
Hoagie Sale
Scouting for Food is right around the corner and Troop 375, Stormstown, will be placing door hangers and picking up food, as usual.

Here are the dates:

Saturday, 11/1 -- door hangers distributed
Saturday, 11/8 -- food picked up sometime, before 10 am
Scouting for Food
Look for your Port Matilda EMS Membership Form in the mail very soon!  The membership forms have been mailed out. 
Please remember that the Port Matilda EMS is your service provider for ambulance service in Halfmoon Township.  Port Matilda EMS would appreciate your support. 
Port Matilda EMS
Absentee Ballots must be completed through the Centre County Elections Office.
To be in compliance with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), a copy of a photo ID is REQUIRED for all absentee voters who are voting for the first time or did not vote in the November 2002 election. Following are the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Pennsylvania license or ID card photo
  • Employee photo ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • ID issued by US Government
  • U.S. Military ID
  • Student ID

If applicable, please include a copy of one of the acceptable forms of photo ID listed above with your absentee application to ensure that we are in compliance with HAVA requirements.

In order to receive an absentee ballot for the 2014 General Election, you must complete a signed absentee ballot APPLICATION and return the application to the election office by 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 28, 2014.

An absentee application for a registered voter in Centre County can be mailed to you upon request by calling the Election Office at (814) 355-6703 or via
email. You can also download an Absentee Ballot Application. Mail the completed application to:

Voter Registration and Elections
Willowbank Office Building
420 Holmes St.
Bellefonte, PA 16823-1488

If you are registered in another county, you must request your application from that county.

An absentee ballot will then be mailed to you at the address designated on the application.

Last day that civilian absentee ballot applications can be accepted by the Election Office is 5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 28, 2014.
Last day that civilian ballots can be accepted by the Election Office is 5:00 pm, Friday, October 31, 2014. No exceptions.
Absentee Voter Information
Halfmoon Township Ordinances are now available on-line to view.  Just click on the link below and search the Ordinances by entering a keyword or phrase.
Halfmoon Township Code
Office Hours:

Municipal Building: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Maintenance Bldg: 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Zoning Officer Hours:  Monday & Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

New Office Hours
Halfmoon Township is seeking an interested resident to serve on the Open Space Preservation Board beginning in January 2015.  The Board meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in the position or would like to find out more information about the Board please contact Amy Smith at or by phone 814-692-9800.   
OSPB Member
Message from the Halfmoon Township Election Board:  Election Day is Tuesday, November 4th, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  If you have some time to help serve with us on that day we would like to have your help on the Election Board.  You can help for a half day or the entire day.  You will be paid for your time.  Thank you, Hilary Kleckner, Judge of Election, Halfmoon Precinct 55 at the Township Municipal Building.  Please call me at 814-571-6040. 
Election Day
2014 Dog Licenses are no longer available at the Halfmoon Township Office.  Lifetime Dog Licenses can only be purchased at the Treasurer's Office in the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.
Regular Fee
Male - 8.95
Neutered Male - 6.95
Female - 8.95
Spayed Female - 6.95
Person with disability or senior citizen fee - must be 65 years or older
Male 6.95
Neutered Male - 4.95
Female - 6.95
Spayed Female - 4.95
Make checks payable to Halfmoon Township. 
Office hours are Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
closed 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Dog License

Trick or treat night will take place on Thursday, October 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Trick or Treat
Autumn Newsletter
The Tennis Court is open. 
Tennis Court
Reminder:  There are no dogs permitted in Halfmoon Township Parks. 

ACT 13 (Natural Gas Impact Fee)


2013 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Useage Report

Act 13
A message from Port Matilda EMS to area residents --

This ambulance company serves the community, but without the support of the community, we may not be here much longer.  We are being bled dry financially by insurance companies who fail to fully reimburse us for service provided; by Medicare which reimburses us for 20% of the bill or less; by workers compensation insurance costs which escalate year after year.
We recently mailed out our Membership Drive Subscriptions.  Last year only 558 of the over 4000 memberships were returned.  That's a mere 13% of the community supporting us financially.  If only 50% of the community were to support us, that would account for over half of our budgeted expenses.
Purchasing a Membership not only ensures ambulance coverage for your family, it ensures ambulance coverage for your community.
For the same price of dinner out and a movie for you and your family, you could purchase a one-year Membership from this ambulance company.
Will you please support us now so we can be there for you?
Port Matilda EMS
The Halfmoon Township Board of Supervisors meetings air on C-NET, Channel 7 at the times listed below during the five days following the meeting:
Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
Monday at 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.
The meetings are also available to watch online at C-NET 
Halfmoon Township Board of Supervisors meetings on C-NET
Pension Plan Disclosure Statement