Bedford Township is located in Bedford County, in south – central Pennsylvania, with a population of 5,395 (2010 Census). The Township is rural and historical in character, among its farms, covered bridges and small villages are quaint family homes and unique shops. Bedford County Business consist of three business parks with commercial industry such as: Wal-Mart Distribution Ctr., Rex Heat Treat, Smith Transport Warehousing, Kennametal Corp., JLG Industries, Defiance Metals, MDL Mfg. Industries Inc., Recreational Equip. Inc. (REI), LB Foster, Rockland Mfg., and Morton Metalcraft Co., with many small business entities providing a multitude of positions in the workforce. We are centrally located between major arteries such as Harrisburg (100 miles), Pittsburgh (100 miles), Philadelphia (204 miles), Baltimore-Washington (145 miles), Allentown (180 miles), with a small Airport located beside Business Park II.
LERTA and KOZ & KOEZ are available. Land development, building construction, commercial signs, communications towers and septic systems are regulated by Township ordinances and permits are required. Ordinances: Open burning, Floodplain, Airport, Subdivision and Land development. Permits: Land Development Application, Sewage, Road Occupancy, Junk Yard Fire and Rescue services are provided by Bedford Area Fire Department and Ambulance Service, located in Bedford Borough. Bedford Memorial Hospital, services our local needs for emergency treatment.