The Township Manager’s office will reply to your request. If approved, the Highway Department will drop off street barricades. Residents put them up at the beginning of the party and return them to the original drop-off site afterwards for Township pickup. However, the blocked off streets must remain accessible for emergency vehicles at all times.
No block party may extend beyond 10PM.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to create a noise disturbance or disorderly conduct within the borders of Cheltenham Township.
B. No person shall sound unnecessarily any horn or any signaling device on any vehicle, automobile, motorcycle, motor bicycle or other vehicle in any street or public place of the Township except as a danger warning signal. Doing so will constitute disorderly conduct.
C. No person shall operate any vehicle in the Township, licensed or unlicensed, on public or private premises, whether standing or moving, without an appropriate muffler on the exhaust system of said vehicle in order to prevent noise disturbance or disorderly conduct.
D. No person shall use, operate or permit to be played any radio receiving set, musical instrument, television, phonograph, public address system or other machine or device for producing or reproducing sound in such a manner as to cause a noise disturbance or disorderly conduct. The operation of any such instrument in such a manner as to be plainly audible at a distance of 150 feet from the noise source shall be a noise disturbance or disorderly conduct.
E. No person shall operate or cause to be operated any sound truck for any commercial purpose in the Township with sound-amplifying equipment in operation.
F. No person shall yell, shout, hoot, whistle or sing on the public streets nor at any time or place so as to cause a noise disturbance or disorderly conduct.
G. No person shall keep any animal or bird which causes excessive noise that disturbs the comfort or repose of any person in the vicinity.
H. The erection, including excavation, demolition, alteration, construction or repair, of any building prior to 7:30 a.m. is prohibited unless it involves emergency work.
I. No person shall create any noise disturbance or disorderly conduct on any street adjacent to any school, institution of learning, church, hospital or any public building, while the same are in use, which unreasonably interferes with the workings of such institution or which results in excessive noise for pupils, churchgoers, patients or others inside said building.
J. No peddler, hawker or vendor shall shout or otherwise cry his wares which results in a noise disturbance or a charge of disorderly conduct.
K. Loafing, loitering, lounging or congregating in such a manner as to interfere with the free passage of the traveling public or annoy the public by means of remarks or conduct of any improper nature will constitute disorderly conduct.
L. Permitting or giving one's consent to any person to violate the terms of this article as above set forth upon their property or elsewhere will constitute disorderly conduct.
Verizon Letter to the Residents of Cheltenham Township:
Verizon is in the process of upgrading its network servicing Cheltenham Township and our build out is ongoing. The leadership in Cheltenham Township has been very cooperative, a pleasure to work with, and by no means a roadblock.
On behalf of Verizon, I’d like to thank all residents of Cheltenham Township in advance for their interest and patience while we complete this transformational upgrade to an all-fiber-optic network directly to their homes.
Consumers in Cheltenham Township can check online at www.verizon.com/fiostv for more information or to request that Verizon contact them when FiOS TV and FiOS Internet Services become available. Customers can also call their local Verizon sales office or 1-888-GET-FiOS (888-438-3467).
Daniel J. ReavyDirector, External AffairsVerizon Pennsylvaniadaniel.firstname.lastname@example.org.Verizon.com/pa
Abandoned vehicles are an eyesore and a nuisance that detract from the overall appeal of our community. Our Patrol Offices regularly check their sectors for abandon vehicles. The sooner a vehicle is identified and posted as abandon, the sooner the process to remove the vehicle can begin.
According to the Pennsylvania’s Motor Vehicle Law, a vehicle is considered abandon under the following circumstances:
The vehicle is left on a highway or public property in an inoperable condition for 48 hours or longer.
The vehicle is left illegally on a highway.
The vehicle is left on a highway or public property for 48 hours or longer and does not have a valid inspection sticker, license plate, or VIN number.
If you have a complaint about an abandon vehicle, call Cheltenham Police at 215-885-1600.
A Police Officer will follow up on your complaint to determine if the vehicle meets the criteria to be considered an abandon auto. If the vehicle is local, Police will attempt to contact the owner and have the vehicle removed from the highway. If we are unable to contact the last listed owner of the vehicle, a Police report is made, and our Highway Safety Unit will post the vehicle with an orange abandon sticker.
If you have a question concerning an abandon vehicle, you can contact the Highway Safety Supervisor.
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Fingerprinting is completed by appointment only and completed on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
There is a $25.00 fee for this service, and a photo ID is required.
To schedule a fingerprinting appointment, please call the Cheltenham Police Operations at (215) 885-1600 ext. 460.
Gun Permit applications can be obtained from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. The Gun Permit Office is located on the 1st floor of the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown. If you have any questions about the application process you can contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office @ (610) 278-3331.
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office: http://sheriff.montcopa.org
ENTER GUN PERMITS IN THE SEARCH FIELD
Effective 02/01/2014, there will be a $10 fee for all local background checks for gun permits. ONLY checks or Money Orders will be accepted. Checks shall be made payable to "Cheltenham Township". CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Individuals with permanent, temporary, or severe disabilities, or disabled veterans may apply to the PA Department of Transportation for issuance of a Handicapped Parking Placard or Handicapped registration Plates.
If you would like to apply for either a handicapped parking placard or a plate, you can stop in at Cheltenham Police Headquarters and ask for the proper PENNDOT form. (MV-145A for a handicapped parking placard) or (MV-145 for a handicapped registration plate). These forms can also be obtained on-line from the PA Department of Transportation web site at: http://www.dot.state.pa.us/
For an application for a Handicapped Parking Placard go to:
For an application for a Handicapped Registration Plate go to:
For other PENNDOT related FAQ questions got to:
Follow the completion instructions on the form and mail the completed application and applicable fee to:
PA Department of Transportation
Bureau of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 68268
Harrisburg, PA 17106-8268
To file a Police report with the Cheltenham Township Police Department you may either, come to Police Headquarters in person and file a report, or you can contact the Cheltenham Police Communication Center at (215) 885-1600 and a Police Officer will be dispatched to your location within the Township.
If you are calling to report: an emergency, or in progress crime please use the 9-1-1 Emergency Line.
The Cheltenham Police Department is located at:
8230 Old York Road
Elkins Park PA 19027
Call (215) 885-1600 for Non-emergency calls
Call 9-1-1 for all emergencies and to report an in-progress crime
In the first two weeks of the loose-leaf collection in 2010, the Township vacuumed 1,680 cubic yards – or 84 truck loads – of leaves off the streets. Removing leaves quickly also prevents them from blocking storm drain inlets
After the scheduled collection is completed, Public Works officials evaluate neighborhoods to determine special third loose-leaves collections for the first few routes in the schedule. Notices are posted in the affected neighborhoods, as well as the Township website and cable access channel, to announce the third collections, which are weather dependent.
The Township rearranges the schedule every year so no routes are always first or last.
Collections begin in mid October to allow enough time for two loose-leaf collections before winter weather sets in. Leaf vacuums aren’t effective in ice or snow. The schedule is designed to complete the second loose-leaf collection before December 25.