This Web site has been established to provide information to the citizens of the Township and others who are interested in our community. The site will be updated as often as possible to reflect current information. However, the Supervisors of Benner Township do not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein. For the most up-to-date information, contact the Township office at 814-355-1419 or you may email us at BENNERTWP@aol.com    

The Benner Township Water Authority has recently launched their own website.  We encourage you to visit their site at  https://bennerwater.com

Upcoming Meetings: All meetings are held at the municipal building unless otherwise noted.

Benner Township Supervisors -  November 2, 2020 at 7 p.m.

Benner Township Planning Commission – November 12, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Benner Township Water Authority – Third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 

Trick or Treating 2020:  The Board of Supervisors has decided that the traditional Trick or Treating date and times to be held will follow the decision made by Bellefonte Borough. The date was changed at the Borough’s meeting on 10/5.  The date is now, THURSDAY, October 29TH from 6 to 8 with a rain date of November 1st.  (This is consistent with Walker Township, Spring Township, State College Borough, Harris Township, Ferguson Township, Patton Township and College Township.) If developments in the Township wish to hold their own events, PLEASE, by all means do so.   The only reason a date and time is suggested is so that everyone who wants to participate will know when to expect visitors and the traveling public can have a heightened sensitivity that children will be out and about.  If you wish to participate, please turn your outside light on.

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is scheduled for Friday, November 20th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and Saturday, November 21st from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call them at 238-7005 to schedule a drop off.  This is a new requirement this year.  For updates go to www.centrecountyrecycles.org and look under the News & Events tab.  

ZONING ORDINANCE:   The Township’s Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors have been working to revise the Township’s Zoning Ordinance for the last several years.  The March 2020 version of the Zoning Ordinance can be viewed by clicking Final Version.1.3-6-20 .  This draft will be submitted to the County Planning Commission as well as the Nittany Valley Planning Commission municipalities and our adjoining municipalities for their 45 day review period.  At this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Supervisors could take action on this draft at their May 4th meeting, but that could change.  The previous draft of the Ordinance has been removed from the website.  The major changes from the last version to this one are:  Updates to the Master Table of Uses: inclusion of a Spring Creek Canyon Conservation Overlay District in a new Article III; Inclusion of Environmental Protection Regulations in a new Article 19; Revisions to density tables and setback requirements in the R-2 and R-3 Zones; and Revisions to the Airport Regulations included in Article 20.   The Zoning Map is included in the above document.  Any comments may be mailed to Benner Township, 1224 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, PA  16823.  

Click the link below for the Updated Nittany Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan -  Nittany Valley Joint Comprehensive Plan

Septic Management Ordinance - Was adopted on May 19, 2014.  Below is the map indicating the various pumping/inspection schedule. Pamela Winter is the Administrator of this program.  She can be reached by calling (814) 470-0606   Her mailing address is P.O. Box 117, Millheim, PA  16854 .     A copy of the adopted ordinance is available by clicking here.  Ordinance 117 img002  

The Township’s trash hauler is Advanced Disposal.  They can be reached by calling (814) 237-3713.   Through a competitive bidding process, the seventh contract for the residential refuse and recycling services was awarded to Advanced Disposal for a 5 year term, January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2024. The COG continues to keep the monthly rate for the contracted Refuse and Recycling Program much lower than the average rate prior to the program’s inception; the current rate is about $2.00 per month below the average 1991 rate for refuse service.   Rates for 2020 are:


Monthly Rate

Quarterly Invoice

Regular (up to 8 bags) Service



Low-Use (1 bag/week) Service



Regular + At-Door Service



Low-Use + At-Door Service






Late fee



Special Pick-up



This contract will include the following changes for residents:

  • Service levels: The levels of service have been re-defined. Unlimited service will be replaced with a limit of 8 bags or containers of refuse per week. Low Usage service will remain 1 bag or container of refuse per week. 1 bag or container is defined as 35 gallons and no more than 40 pounds.  For the handful of customers who produce more than 8 bags every week, the cost will be negotiated with the contractor.  If an additional amount of refuse is needed to be disposed of, please contact Advanced Disposal at (814) 237-3713.

Below is the ordinance that was adopted by the Board of Supervisors meeting to be held on December 7, 2009. Ordinance 105

Benner Township 150 Years of Families, Forging, Farming, Fishing and Flying Looking for a unique gift?  There are still a number of  the Benner Township History Books available.  This hard bound book is now available at the cost of $15.00.   This book is filled with pictures and lots of stories about the families that settled here in Benner Township and the industries that followed.  Stop by the office during regular business hours or call 355-1419 for a list of evening hours for your copy.

Nittany Valley Comprehensive Plan

Need to file a complaint?

The Kepler pool study is available for viewing by clicking below:

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 1

Kepler Pool Study 2009 Part 2


Benner Township’s ABC ( Authorities, Boards, and Commissions) Bank is seeking interested people who reside in the Township and have a concern for the well-being of the community to be available to give service by volunteering for positions that become open on the various Boards, Authorities, and Commissions/Committees that are appointed by the Supervisors. The Township needs dedicated people who are willing to serve in many different capacities. If you have any particular talents, concerns or interests that you feel would be appropriate, please contact the Township Office at 355-1419 for more information.  Click here to download an application form.  ABC Application form

ACT 13 Report of Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage Report.

Click here to view Benner Township’s 2012 report.

Click 2013 ACT 13 Reports to view Benner Township’s 2013 report

Click  2014 Gas Usage Report  to view Benner Township’s 2014 report.

Click  2015 PUC Act 13 Usage Report  to view Benner Township’s 2015 report.

Click 2016 Act 13 Report to view Benner Township’s 2016 report.

Click  2017 Act 13 Report  to view Benner Township’s 2017 report.

Click  2018 Act 13 Report  to view Benner Township’s 2018 report.