Cumberland Franklin Joint Municipal Authority


OFFICE LOCATION: 204 W. King Street (Old Adams Electric Building across from Turkey Hill) 

CFJMA Monthly 2023 Board Meetings - 6:00 pm:

January 12           July 13
February 9            August 10
March 9                September 14
April 13                 October 12
May 11                  November 9
June 8                  December 14

CFJMA 2023 BUDGET - The board members of the Cumberland-Franklin Joint Municipal Authority passed the 2023 Authority Budget at their November 10, 2022 monthly meeting.  The budget is available to be viewed by the public at their office, located at 204 West King Street, Shippensburg, PA, during the business hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.  


Email billing available - To receive an emailed bill, simply submit your email address to the authority by using the line provided on the return portion of your bill.  Or, you can also call the office.  Once we receive your email address, we will send you a confirmation email that requires a reply.  Once we receive your reply, we will change you to a paperless billing.  You WILL NOT receive a bill in the mail if you choose this option.  Please be aware that you are responsible for prompt payment of the bill, and non-receipt of the bill is no excuse for non-payment or an extension past the due date to pay the bill.  **See the CFJMA resolution in the Rates/Fees section of our web site.

Water Services Act - CFJMA utilizes the Pennsylvania Water Services Act, 53 P.S. §§ 3102.101 et seq., to order the shut-off of water service to any property that becomes more than 30 days delinquent.  Pursuant to the Act, CFJMA has the right to order the shut-off “until all overdue rentals, rates, charges and associated penalties and interest are paid.”  Please be advised that we are very aggressive in collecting delinquent debt.

When any customer becomes 3 months delinquent by 30 days past due, CFJMA notifies the Shippensburg Borough Authority or the Guilford Water Authority to take appropriate steps in following procedure to shut off water service to your premises and water service will be terminated. Also, appropriate fees are added on the customer account for each step taken towards the shut-off.

Fees - Water Shut-Off procedure -

$25.00 - Certified letter - 30 days after due date of bill
$75.00 - Water Services Act, 53 collection fee
$10.00 - Water Services Act, 53 collection fee (Vacancies and already shut off w/Borough)
$50.00 - Hand delivery of certified letter
$50.00 - Posting at property
$50.00 - Tenant notification / Posting