Directions and information for serving and filing a
“Warning Against Trespass and Communications”
The “Warning Against Trespass and Communications” notice is a form that property owners may fill out against individuals that they wish not to have access to their property and do not wish for those individuals to communicate with them. Please download, print out the form, and follow the directions listed below.
· Fill out all lines on the “Warning Against Trespass and Communications”
· If you are a landlord, have your tenants also sign the notice.
· Serve the notice in the proper way (see below for options)
· Submit copies of the served notice and return receipt to the proper police agency and Communication Center
· Keep a copy for your records
The original Trespass Notice should be sent by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested. After the Postal Service returns the signed receipt, forward a copy of the Trespass Notice and a copy of the signed receipt to the police department whose area of jurisdiction includes the address for which the Trespass Notice is given.
In the event that a Trespass Notice cannot be sent by Certified Mail, the Trespass Notice can be served by a Constable. A local Office of District Magistrate may be able to provide the names of local Constables willing to serve the Trespass Notice. Granville Township and Juniata Terrace property owners can check with Magistrate Miller’s Office to see if they have any willing Constables at 103 West Market Street, Suite I, Lewistown, Pennsylvania 17044 or by calling 717-248-8408.
Keep a copy of the Trespass Notice and the signed receipt for your records. These documents may be needed in court.
This form is to be used only in Granville Township and the Borough of Juniata Terrace. You may return copies to the Granville Township Police Department by either mailing copies to the address listed on the notice or fax them to 717-242-0210 or scan and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may return copies to the Mifflin County Communications Center by mail at the address listed on the notice or by fax at 717-248-0300. Please remember to return copies to both the police department and the Mifflin County Communications Center.
It is very important that you keep the original copies, as they will be reviewed by responding officers and needed for court.
Any questions should be directed to the Granville Township Police Department by calling 717-953-9713.
WARNING AGAINST TRESPASS
To whom it may concern,
By receipt of this letter, you are hereby warned that you have no right, either expressed or implied in any form to enter upon or to remain in any place upon which this notice of trespass is given, at any time whatsoever, and for whatever purpose.
Should you not adhere to this notice in this matter, I will have no choice but to pursue remedies that are available to me, including criminal prosecution for Defiant Trespass according to Pennsylvania Crimes Code Section 3503.
You are specifically advised that you are not licensed or privileged to enter or remain upon property located at ________________________________________________________.
I also request no contact with you whatsoever by any type of communication including but not limited to telephone, cellphone, text messages, electronic mail, postal mail, letters, notes, mail, etc, or additional charges may be filed against you.
You have been warned; being so advised, govern yourself accordingly.
________________________(print name and address)
Certified Mail Receipt #_____________________
Send Copies to: Granville Township Police Department
100 Helen Street
Lewistown, Pennsylvania 17044
Mifflin County Communication Center
20 North Wayne Street
Lewistown, Pennsylvania 17044