Welcome to Forward Township!

Forward Township was established in 1854 out of territory embraced in the original townships of Connoquenessing and Middlesex. The Township is named after the Honorable Walter Forward who was a judge in Allegheny County, PA., a member of the 17th U.S. Congress and also the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from 1841 to 1843.


Township Updates

Clean Up Day

Clean Up Day/Recycling Day May 13, 20238:00 AM -  1:00 PMThis year in addition to having dumpsters on site for unwanted items, the Township will have the following participating companies: Out of Sight ShreddingNoble Environmental Website  Noble Price Sheet...

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PennEnergy UpdatesPennEnergy will be starting to install temporary waterlines January 16, 2023 for the McElhinny Well Pad. Roads that may be effected by this are: Nursery Road Spithaler School Road Blackberry Lane In approximately 6 weeks some major equipment will be...

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No On-Street ParkingChapter 15-409 Section 2 prohibits parking of vehicles on Township roads or rights-of-way at any time.  This includes vehicles, trailers, house trailers, mobile homes, or equipment. The Township Public Works Department requests your cooperation in...

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Forward Township does not have zoning however, all changes to properties in Forward Township which may include such things as building, fences, driveways, etc., please contact the Township office to determine if a permit is needed.