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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

 What's New

The Board of Supervisors approved the 2016 Program Budget at their meeting November 19th.  Provided is a link to the Program Budget.   
FY 2016 Draft Program Budget
If you are interested in serving on the Planning Commission please contact the Township Office.   The Planning Commission meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month. 
If you are interested in serving as the Recording Secretary for the Planning Commission please contact the Township Office.  Compensation is $50.00 per meeting.  Contact the office for more information. 
ABC Appointment

Penn State Extension would to make sure all of the municipal officials and our citizens are aware of the Avian Influenza that could impact our area.  The website below will provide information that you need to know in order to lessen the impacts.

If you have any questions please contact the Penn State Extension Office at the number below – Thanks.

Penn State Extension

Centre County Office

Room 322, Willowbank Building

420 Holmes Avenue

Bellefonte, PA.  16823


814-355-6983 Fax


Avian flu
The Tennis Court is closed for the season.   
Tennis Court
The Port Matilda Fire Company will be hosting a Children's Christmas party to be held December 13th from 2-4 p.m. at the fire hall.  Join Santa Claus and the firefighters for fire truck rides, picture time, milk and cookies and lot more fun!
Santa Claus and the firefighters will also be traveling around the area on December 12th to hand out candy canes and wish you and your family a Happy Holiday, listen for the sirens! 
Children's Christmas Party
The Port Matilda Fire Company will be hosting a free community Thanksgiving meal on November 21st from 4-6:30 p.m. 
Free Thanksgiving Meal
Halfmoon Township would like to remind citizens the speed limit on local Township roads is 35 mph.  ATV's and off road motorcycles are not permitted on any Local or State road (SR 550). 
Township Reminder
The Port Matilda EMS 2016 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. 
2016 PMEMS Membership Form
The Centre Region Bike Plan is available for public review and there is a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 10th.  Attached the public meeting flyer for your information. 

The Draft Plan and Executive Summary can be found at  

Public Meeting
2015 Dog Licenses are not available at the Halfmoon Township Office.  Lifetime Dog Licenses can only be purchased at the Treasurer's Office in the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.
We will not get 2016 dog licenses in until mid December.
Note:  Dog License fees have increased .05 per license. Prices below include that increase as well as the .50 fee for the convenience of purchasing them here at our office.
Regular Fee
Male - 9.00
Neutered Male - 7.00
Female - 9.00
Spayed Female - 7.00
Person with disability or senior citizen fee - must be 65 years or older
Male 7.00
Neutered Male - 5.00
Female - 7.00
Spayed Female - 5.00
Make checks payable to Halfmoon Township. 
Dog License
Master Park Plan Information
Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program
a new rebate program.
For more information, please visit:
or contact the Business Office
(814) 231-1021
131 West Nittany Avenue
State College, PA  16801
Supplemental Property Tax Rebate Program
ClearWater Conservancy created this video to showcase our restoration efforts in the Spruce Creek watershed in Central Pennsylvania. By bringing together businesses, landowners, anglers, partner agencies and our own base of supporters, ClearWater is working toward restoring streams in our backyard to benefit people and wildlife all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.
Clearwater Conservancy
The Board of Supervisors would like to initiate a Good Neighbor Recognition Program, so if you would like to thank a neighbor or citizen in the Township for a good deed please contact and the Board of Supervisors will mention this recognition at their next meeting. 
Good Deeds

ACT 13 (Natural Gas Impact Fee)


2014 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report

Act 13
Halfmoon Township is now contracting with Patton Township for the Zoning Officer position.  Mr. Ken Soder, can be reached at 814-234-0271 or by email at
Mr. Soder has office hours from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday, except on Wednesday when the office is closed from noon to 1:00 p.m.  Please identify that you are from Halfmoon Township when calling to inquire about a zoning question
Zoning Officer
Office Hours:

Municipal Building: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed for lunch noon to 1 p.m.
Maintenance Bldg: 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon

New Office Hours
Pension Plan Disclosure Statement

Port Matilda Emergency Medical Services is looking for EMTs and Emergency Responders who would like to volunteer their time at a rural Ambulance Service.


Port Matilda EMS is a smaller Ambulance Service that would allow you to utilize the skills you have learned on a regular basis.


All shifts are available, we are particularly in need of individuals who could fill evening or overnight shifts.


Our station offers monthly training, a bunk room, full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and physical fitness equipment.


If you have any questions, would like a tour of the station, or want to volunteer, please contact us at  You may also call the station directly at 814-692-1035.


PMEMS Volunteers
The Port Matilda EMS 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
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
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