Welcome to Adams Township

Located in southern Butler County. Adams offers a rural feeling and is one of the most attractive townships in the area. The township is near shopping locations, several dining and entertainment options, recreation opportunities and less than thirty minutes to downtown Pittsburgh. The Mars Area School District provides education and serves our community.

Township Information

Upcoming Meetings & Agendas

Planning Commission Work Session:  September 20, 2021 at 4:30 P.M. (Slopes) Agenda

Zoning Hearing Board:  September 21, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. (Non-Conforming Structure Addition) Agenda

Board of Supervisors:  September 27, 2021 at 7:00 P.M.

Proposed Ordinances

First Order Asphalt Trail Detail

First Order Concrete Trail Detail

Second Order Stone Trail Detail

Third Order Compacted Earth & Stone Trail Detail

Outdoor Developed Areas Accessibility Guidelines

Trail Ordinance

Slope Ordinance Draft

Slope Ordinance Version 2

All regular meetings and times are listed under “Government Services”.

Budgets, Future Hearings & Proposed Ordinances

Office Locations and Contact Numbers

Adams Township Municipal Building

690 Valencia Road
Mars, PA 16046
Main Phone Line:  724-625-2221

Hours – 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday.

Building, Planning & Permitting

690 Valencia Road
Mars, PA 16046
Main Phone Line:  724-625-1827

Hours – 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Monday through Friday.

Adams Township Public Works

170 Hutchman Road
Mars, PA 16046
Phone:  724-625-1826

Hours – 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. Monday through Friday.

RX Drug Drop Box

The Adams Township Police Department has obtained a Drug Drop Box designed to significantly reduce the prescription drugs in American homes that are either no longer needed or outdated. These same drugs have unfortunately become the target of theft and misuse, oftentimes by people who have access to the residence. More and more adults recognize the need to remove these substances from the home legally and safely turn them over to law enforcement for proper destruction.

The drop box is located in the lobby of the main floor of the municipal building located at 690 Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16046. Residents can drop off unwanted medications Monday through Friday 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Items that are permitted in the drug box are prescriptions, prescription patches, prescription medications, prescription ointments, over the counter medications, vitamins, samples, and medication for pets.

Items NOT permitted in the drop box are needles (sharps), thermometers, hydrogen peroxide, inhalers, aerosol cans, ointments, lotions, and liquids.

We recommend anyone dropping off medications scratch off or remove personal information on the bottles.

NEVER FLUSH medications. DO NOT POUR them down the sink or drain.

Right to Know Request & Additional Forms

To request a public record please complete the Right to Know Request Form. Download Form

In need of a Request Form for No Solicitation. Download Form

In need of a Complaint Form.  Download Form

Swift 911 Emergency Notification System

911 Notification The Swift 911 mass notification system is utilized to alert residents regarding emergencies such as fires, outages, floods, hurricanes, evacuations and road issues such as closures and paving. Swift 911 will also notify you of current Parks and Recreation events.

Township Highlights


Trick or Treat

Vampires & witches, and creatures of fright.

Don’t miss the call of Halloween night!

Adams Township Trick or Treat will be on October 31, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Now Hiring

Adams Township is seeking applications for a full-time employee for the Public Works Department. A CDL license is required within six months of employment. Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary basis as needed. Application can be found on the township website at www.adamstwp.org or by calling 724-625-2221.

Adams Township is an EOE.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must pass drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Ability to occasionally work various times during day, night, or weekend hours.
  • The applicant must have the ability to operate a variety of hand and power tools.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred but not required. A CDL license will be given special consideration.


Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance plus pension, vacation and sick pay.


Prevalence of Ticks in Pennsylvania Is High 

The state Department of Environmental Protection has collected twice the number of black-legged tick nymphs as compared to this time last year. This is especially concerning considering the extremely small, poppy seed-like size of the nymphs.  

Remember these simple ways to reduce your chances of being bitten by ticks.   

  • Cover exposed skin with lightweight and light-colored clothing.  
  • Avoid tick-infested habitats such as areas dense with shrubbery or tall grass. (Editor’s Note: Tough in PA given all the “green!)  
  • Use an EPA-approved insect repellent.  
  • Once returning home, immediately check yourself, children, and pets for ticks;   
  • Take a shower immediately to remove ticks that may be crawling on your skin.  
  • When possible, dry clothing and gear in a dryer to kill any ticks.   

Click here for more information on ticks and tick-borne diseases in Pennsylvania.


COVID-19 Information

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Due to the Coronavirus, Adams Township will be taking all measures to keep the community safe.  The Adams Township Municipal Building and Public Works Maintenance Building is closed from any and all visitors.

Face masks will be required to enter the Municipal Building for upcoming and future meetings.

For building and/or zoning related questions, please call 724-625-1827.

All park facilities are open for use, including the new bathroom facility.  For residents engaging in outdoor activity, please maintain social distancing and do not congregate in large groups.

Our Tax Collector will not be collecting payments on site; residents have the option of paying online or mailing payment directly to Shirley Lawther.  If you have any tax-related questions, please contact 724-321-0400.

EOC has activated ESF #15 External Affairs/Public Inquiry.  This is a general information line for citizens to call regarding COVID-19.  You can call 724-431-0982 Monday’s through Friday’s during the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

COVID Testing Site (postponed until further notice)

Butler County Press Release

Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Symptoms Fact Sheet

Handwashing Tips

PA Health Guidance

Community Resources

Three Degree Road Project & PennDOT News

Three Degree Road/Valencia Road

Adams Township and Valencia Borough will be hosting and Open House to provide interested residents the opportunity to view proposed plans and ask questions in advance of the proposed upgrade to Three Degree Road from Valencia Borough to Valencia Road north to Union Church through Adams Township, currently called State Route 3007.

Preliminary Timeline

Project Tracker

PennDOT District 10 News

Prep Work to begin on State Route 228 from Route 8 to Officer Edward Brooks Drive, Middlesex Township, Butler County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will begin work March 15 on and around State Route 228 from Route 8 West to Officer Edward Brooks Drive in Middlesex Township, Butler County.

Crews will be completing a survey in the area and installing fences to delineate wetlands. No lane restrictions are anticipated at this time.

Future work will include major realignment of the roadway involving the addition of a travel lane in each direction and a center turn lane. It will also include the construction of four new structures and realigned local road connections on State Route 0228 in Middlesex Township, Butler County.

The purpose of the work is to improve the horizontal and vertical geometry of State Route 228 and eliminate the curve in “Balls Bend”.

Work is anticipated to continue through January 2025.  Independence Excavating Inc. is the contractor on this project and the overall cost of the project is $26.5 million dollars.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 950 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Parks & Recreation Events and Programs

Park Memorials

Applications for Tree Memorials received after August 1, 2021 will be pushed to the following spring season.

Bench Memorial  Application

Tree Memorial Application

4th Annual Benefit Car Cruise

Adams Township is thrilled to announce the Fourth Annual Benefit Car Cruise on Saturday, September 18, 2021, located at 690 Valencia Road, Mars, PA 16046.  The event will kick off at 11:00 A.M. and end at 4:00 P.M in the main parking lot of the Adams Township Municipal Building.

All proceeds and contributions from this event will benefit the new K-9 officer.

This event is open to all makes, models and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles.  You’re more than welcome to bring more than one vehicle!

What to expect the day of the event?  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 vehicles, various door prizes and more.  D’s Apple Dumplings and Zimmerman Family Farms will be present to offer concessions and refreshments.

Interested in a sponsorship or volunteering ?  Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more details at parksandrec@adamstwp.org

The rain date is scheduled for the next day on September 19, 2021 in case of inclement weather.

Trick or Treat

Vampires & witches, and creatures of fright.

Don’t miss the call of Halloween night!

Adams Township Trick or Treat will be on October 31, 2021 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Park Master Plan

Survey Results

Master Plan Map

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