Mark your House
To assist the Police/Fire and EMS agencies, please make sure your house number is clearly visible from the street. You may want to put your house number on your mailbox, by the front door, or have the numbers painted on your curb. This will make it easier to locate your house in cases of emergencies.
The Police Department provides fingerprinting services for those who live or work in the Township. This might be required for an adoption, employment application, licensing or immigration. This service is free to residents. There is a fee for fingerprinting for those that work in the township. The cost is $25 per person for up to three cards and then $5 per card for each additional card. Payments must be made in exact amount. This service will be provided on an appointment basis.
Protection from Abuse Orders
Protection From Abuse ("PFA") orders are handled by the Montgomery County Prothonatary's Office, which is located on the first floor of the Montgomery County Court House. The Prothonotary's Office will provide you with the appropriate paperwork and provide further directions. They can be reached at 610-278-3660. For more information, view Montgomery County Prothonatary's Office.
Additional resources for victims of Domestic Violence include:
- Women's Center of Montgomery County
- Laurel House Shelter and Domestic Violence Services
24 hour hotline - 610-277-1860
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
- PA Coalition Against Rape
Handicapped Parking Permit
Individuals with permanent or temporary disabilities or severely disabled veterans may apply for Handicapped Parking Placards or Handicapped Registration Plates. Applications from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation may be obtained by visiting PA Department of Transportation.
Upon completion, forms will need to be signed by a physician (or, in some limited cases) a police officer.
Completed forms should be mailed with applicable fee to:
PA Department of Transportation
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 68268
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8268
The Police Department enforces animal control regulations. The department offers programs to educate residents regarding responsible pet ownership, provides for the sanitary, safe, and humane housing for impounded animals and enforces animal control ordinances relating to the leash law, scoop law, nuisance-barking, vicious animals, and cruelty to animals.
Pennsylvania Dog Law Act 225 states that all dogs must be under the direct control of its owner or handler. The best way to control your dog is with a leash. Remember, dogs are personal property. The owner or owners are responsible for any damage caused by their dog while it is running-at-large. Violations could result in a maximum fine of $300.00. Third and subsequent offenses are misdemeanor violations.
Dogs are permitted in Whitpain Township parks, open space, and trails except Wentz Run Park, Stony Creek Sports Park, and West Side Park. When in Township parks, all dogs must be on leashes no longer than 10 feet and under the control of the owner or individual in charge at all times; View Ordinance 329.
Owners of barking dogs that are causing a nuisance can be fined for violating the township’s ordinance on Disturbing the Peace; View Ordinance 126.
Please contact the Police Department at 610-279-9033 with questions on animal control or concerns about possible violations.