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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

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Please tell us what YOU think about Bicycling in the Centre Region 

What are your priorities for bicycling? Where do you want to go? What would help you get there by bike? What would help you make more bike trips or go further?  The Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) is in the process of developing a “Regional Bike Plan” to identify and evaluate bicycle needs in the Region. 

Residents are encouraged to provide input on bicycling in the Centre Region by visiting .


Centre Region Planners have also scheduled the first of two public meetings for residents to learn more about the Regional Bike Plan.  The meeting will be an open house format where you can review maps, talk to planners, and provide input.  A presentation on the Plan is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. 

WHAT:           Regional Bike Plan Public Meeting

WHEN:          Wednesday, April 15, 2015

                        Open House from 5 to 8 p.m.

            Presentation at 7 p.m.

WHERE:        Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) Building

            2643 Gateway Drive

            State College, PA

WHO:             Everyone who wants to provide input on bicycle facilities

To find out more about the plan and tell us what YOU think about bicycling in the Centre Region visit or contact Trish Meek, Transportation Planner, at or (814) 231-3050. 


See newsletter for more information on the Port Matilda EMS Hoagie Sale & Rabies Clinic - Easter Party - Riff Raff Days - Community Yard Sale - Election Day and other information. 
2015 Spring Newsletter
The Park & Recreation Board invites you to the:
Halfmoon Township Easter Party
Sunday March 29th (2-4 p.m.)
Easter Bunny
Dennie Huber - Magician/Balloon Artist
Snacks, Hot Dogs, Cookies
Punch, Water, Coffee
and of course..........
Easter Egg Hunt at 3 p.m.
Easter Party
The Port Matilda EMS will host a rabies clinic on Saturday, April 18th from 9 a.m. to noon
First animal is $10.00 and each one after that is $9.00 with the same owner.
Please be mindful and make sure all animals are on a leash or in a pet carrier/cage. 
Rabies Clinic
The Halfmoon Township Community Yard Sale
May 15 & May 16, 2015
You pick your own times!
Community Yard Sale
Riff Raff days will be Friday, May 15th from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. & Saturday, May 16th from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This event is open to Halfmoon Township residents. 
Bring your riff raff to the Maintenance Building located off of Autumn Circle behind Autumn Meadow Park. 
Riff Raff Days
The Ice Rink is closed. 
Ice Rink
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
The Centre Bulldog's will hold Registration on:
Thursday, March 26th from 5-8 p.m. at the State College YMCA
Monday, April 20th from 5-8 p.m. at Grays Woods Elementary School Rotunda
Monday, April 20th from 5-8 p.m. at the Park Forest Middle School cafeteria
Centre Bulldog's Registration Events

ACT 13 (Natural Gas Impact Fee)


2014 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report

Act 13
For Local EIT tax forms please see link below. 
Centre Tax Agency
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
NEW!  Please take a moment to answer a few questions.
Ira Lane Recycling Center Survey
Ebola Information
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
2015 Dog Licenses are now available at the Halfmoon Township Office.  Lifetime Dog Licenses can only be purchased at the Treasurer's Office in the Willowbank Building in Bellefonte.
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

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