Vacant House Check
If you are planning to be away from home for an extended period of time you can place your home on the Moon Township Police house check list. This does not replace other security measures that should take to protect your home. It does inform our officers that you are away and when possible they will check the exterior of your residence to ensure that it is secure. Vacant homes for sale or remodel can also be placed on the list.
To place your home on the house check, do the following:
Call our dispatch the day before or a short time before the house will be vacant.
Provide the date the house will become vacant and the date of your return to the house.
Provide an emergency contact person and phone number that we can contact if problems are found.
Provide us with any special circumstances such as vehicles that will be left in the driveway or persons who may be checking or working in residence periodically, etc.
Be sure to call and cancel your house from the list as soon as someone returns to the residence.
Leave blinds open in their usual position.
Have mail and packages picked up, forwarded or held by the post office.
Lower the sound of your telephone ringer and answering machine so they can't be heard outside.
Stop newspaper deliveries.
Arrange to have your lawn mowed in summer and your walk and driveway shoveled in winter.
Ask a friend to pick-up "throw-away" newspapers and circulars.
Use automatic timers to turn lights on and off in various parts of the house at appropriate times.
Consider connecting a radio to a timer.
Tell dependable neighbors when you plan to be away and join with your neighbors to keep a close watch on what's happening in your area working closely with them is a good way to prevent crime.
Except for those who are exempt, soliciting permits are required for all individuals going upon residential property within the Township of Moon to peddle/solicit.
Exempt individuals or organizations include children under 18 years of age soliciting or peddling on behalf of a non-profit, school or governmental organization; persons soliciting on behalf of a non-profit or neighborhood organization for either donations to, or membership in, such organization; persons peddling donated merchandise on behalf of a non-profit organization where the proceeds of the sale are used for a charitable purpose; and persons peddling on behalf of a religious organization where the proceeds of the sale are used to support such organization or for a charitable purpose.
Criminal Record Checks are required for all individuals going upon residential property within the Township of Moon to peddle/solicit. The record check can be obtained by accessing the following website: or by obtaining Pennsylvania State Police form SP-4-164 and sending it to Harrisburg. After you receive the criminal record check, an application must be filled out.
Fees for soliciting in Moon Township are:
$15.00/day per person, $30.00/week per person or $120.00/month per person.
For additional information please contact:
Residents interested in having their house added to the "No Soliciting" list should contact Michelle Shuey
Moon Township Ordinance Chapter 13 requires that any property owner, lessee of property or person otherwise occupying a premises within Moon Township obtain a permit before putting or allowing to be put into operation any Alarm Device on that premises. This is not restricted to alarms that notify a second party but also includes alarms that can be seen or heard by a member of the public. Non-compliance to this ordinance can result in a $500 fine per offense.
To obtain a permit for your alarm
Send the completed application and application fee made payable to "Township of Moon"
For additional information or answers to any alarm questions contact Michelle Shuey
To add additional alarm contact information or update existing contacts
PA Vehicle Code defines an Abandoned Vehicle as:
Any vehicle that is left physically inoperable and is left unattended on a highway or other public property for more than 48 hours.
The vehicle has remained illegally on a highway or other public property for more than 48 hours.
The vehicle is left unattended on or along a highway or other public property for more than 48 hours and does not bear ALL of the following:
(a) valid registration plate
(b) valid certificate of inspection
(c) an ascertainable VIN
The vehicle has been left on private property without permission for more than 24 hours.
If a vehicle meets the above listed criteria, and is reported to our department, we will leave an Abandoned Vehicle Notice Sticker on the window of the vehicle that gives the vehicle owner notice that the vehicle must be removed within 7 days.
If the vehicle owner fails to remove the vehicle within that 7 day period, the vehicle will be removed by the Moon Township Police Department at the cost of the vehicle owner.
Vehicles illegally parked on private property may be removed immediately at the property owner's request.
To report an abandoned vehicle call our dispatch center at 412-262-5000
Child Safety Seats
We are a NHTSA approved Child Safety Seat Inspection Station
To schedule an appointment for an inspection or installation:
Ask for Michelle Shuey or
Copies of Reports or Photos
Copies of police reports and incident related digital images can be obtained from our department
Monday - Thursday 7am to 3 pm
Friday 7am to 11 am
It is advised that you call in advance to ensure that the reports are complete and that the materials requested are available.
$15 per report including crash reports
Images copied to CD
$50 per CD including labeling and jewel case
$15 for up to 5 printed sheets
$3 each additional sheet
Images are printed on 8 1/2 x 11 color treated paper (not actual photo grade paper) and may be printed with 1, 2, or 4 images per sheet according to your request
The Moon Township Police Department provides fingerprint services to the public as follows:
The Moon Township Police Department will only process finger print cards for residents of the Township of Moon, employees of resident businesses at the request of that business and resident U.S. military reservations
It is suggested that you call to schedule fingerprinting
Allow sufficient time because fingerprinting is dependent on the availability of the officers on duty. Emergency and certain other calls will take priority over fingerprinting
We do not do fingerprinting for immigration and naturalization processing
Fingerprinting will not be done without valid photo identification
Please bring all necessary cards with you. We do not provide fingerprint cards
Fingerprint services are free to residents of Moon Township. Please bring proof of residence
Fingerprint services for qualifying non-Moon residents will be charged a $5 fee per fingerprint card.
To check on the availability of fingerprint services call our dispatch center 412-262-5000