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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

National Rideshare Week, October 5 - 9, 2015
Find out more information: National Rideshare Week Flyer
National Rideshare Week
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
Halfmoon Township will hold Trick or Treat night on Thursday, October 29th, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Trick or Treat Night 
Trick or Treat Night
Master Park Plan Information

The Port Matilda Fire Company is selling green 911 street signs, these signs can help emergency personnel find your home faster in an emergency.  The custom signs are $20 each and must be paid at the time of order.  Orders will be accepted until October 26th and the signs will arrive in November.  Contact us with any questions at 814-441-8208. 

Please specify whether you would like the address number vertical or horizontal. 

Sign Order Form

911 Signs
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
The Tennis Court is open. Lighting is available for evening use.   
Tennis Court
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