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PROCEDURE:An offender requesting travel permission must inform his/her assigned PO prior to any travel plans being made to gain preliminary permission and to obtain the Temporary International Travel Permit. The PO will review the case to ensure that the offender is in good standing, requesting travel for a legitimate purpose, and if the purpose of the trip is for vacation that all restitution is paid in full and the offender is incompliance with his/her payment plan for fines and costs. The defendant’s attorney is responsible for completing Temporary International Travel Permit and should first contact the Consulate General Office of the destination country to obtain permission to travel. If permission is granted the defendant’s attorney may proceed with seeking the approval and signatures from the DA’s office, the assigned PO and finally the Judge. The document must be filed with Chester County Clerk of Courts at least 10 business days prior to the scheduled date of departure with certified copies distributed to the PO and DA’s office. The offender will notify the PO within twenty-four (24) hours of his/her return to the United States.
Adult Probation and Parole 201 West Market Street, Suite 2100P.O. Box 2746West Chester, PA 19380
Include your case number on the check or money order. The Department also accepts credit cards (Visa, Discover and MasterCard) and debit cards. Do not send cash. Cash and credit card payments are to be made in person at the main office of the Adult Probation and Parole Department. The satellite office can not accept your payments.
Please follow these instructions once you have clicked the link above:
*Place you mouse on docket sheets and click Court of Common Pleas;
*Go to the drop down menu under search type and select participant name;
*Enter last name;
*Enter first name;
*Enter your date of Birth;
*Go to the down menu under county and select Chester County;
*Go to the Drop down menu under docket type and select criminal;
*Select the appropriate case(s) from the search results. Then scroll through the pages until you reach the financial information.
If at any time you have trouble accessing this data, please contact the Collections Enforcement Unit at 610-344-6290, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
Court of Common Pleas System (CPCMS)
Please select the following link: http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/.
*Click on the E-Pay icon in the middle of the page;
*Go to “I want to make a payment on my court case” and select name of person;
*Go to the drop down menu for court type and select Court of Common Pleas;
*Enter date of birth;
*Go to the court county and select Chester;
*Go to case type and select Criminal;
*Select the case you will be making a payment for and click add to cart;
*Enter the amount you wish to pay and click check out. You will then be promoted for your credit or debit card information.
All mailed payments should include your docket number and be made out to Chief Probation Officer.
201 W. Market St. P.O. Box 2746 West Chester, PA 19380 Walk in Payments: 8:00am-4:30pm
201 W. Market St. Suite 2100 West Chester, PA 19380
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Register of Wills
Pennsylvania State Archives Land Records
Be sure to check the Township – Land Record Clippings at that the Chester County Historical Society. You may find a full description of the buildings published with the announcement of the sale.
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Interim Appeal - Appeal of Increase in Assessment due to new construction. The interim assessment represents the value difference (increase) attributable to any assessable improvement to the land and the resulting increase in land value, if any. Assessable improvements include, but are not limited to; new construction of a primary structure (dwelling or other building type), the addition to any such structure and the construction of any ancillary, contributory improvements such as swimming pools, sheds, garages, barns, etc. A property owner filing an interim appeal also has the option to file an annual appeal by August 1. Appeal forms for an interim appeal must be filed within forty (40) days of the date of notification of the assessment change. The appeal date will be noted on the Assessment Change Notice. Any change in the assessment due to an interim appeal is effective commencing with the interim effective date. To file an interim appeal you may download and complete the appeal form or you may contact the Assessment Office at: 610-344-6105, or VISIT the office at: 313 W. Market St, Suite 4202, West Chester, PA 19382.
When the family phisician cannot reach a decision regarding the cause of death within a reasonable degree of medical certainty and thererfore cannot certify the death, the Coroner's Office assumes jurisdiction and begins further investigation.
More information about when a death is reported...
Determine identity of the deceased.
Notify next of kin.
Determine cause and manner of death.
Determine whether or not an autopsy or an inquest should be conducted.
A Coroner’s investigation will always include examination of the deceased, but may or may not include:
- Interviews with family members, doctors and/or witnesses; - Photography of the deceased and/or the scene where death occurred; - Autopsy of the body of the deceased; - Toxicology of the deceased; and, - Possibly collecting and holding any personal property from (or about) the deceased person that the Coroner feels may assist with the determinations.
- Sudden deaths where cause is not recognizable or cannot be certified by a physician based upon recent medical assistance
- Deaths occurring under suspiciaous circumstances (drugs, alcohol, or other toxins)
- Stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths
- Deaths of unidentified or unclaimed persons - Deaths in police custody - Deaths related to reportable contagious diseases
- Hospital inpatient deaths occurring from surgery that cannot be explained by prior disease that result from accidental trauma that involve a facture
- Any questionable deaths
- ALL cremations must be authorized by the Coroner's Office.
If the subpoena is from the District Justice Office then you must appear at the District Justice Office on the date and time stated. If you have any questions, you should contact the police department who arrested the defendant.
A woman who is in an abusive situation has several courses of action available to her. If there has been recent abuse, she should go to the local police department where the abuse has been occurring and speak with an officer. The officer can then make a decision whether any criminal action can be taken.
In addition, a victim can contact the Crime Victims Center of Chester County to learn about available counseling options and services. The telephone number is 610-692-7420.
The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County provides services including emergency and transitional shelter and legal representation at Protection From Abuse (PFA) Hearings.
Click PFAfor information on obtaining a Protection From Abuse Order.
Directory of Local Police Departments
Child Abuse Hotline: 800-932-0313 Chester County Detectives: 610-344-6866 Chester County Department of Children Youth & Families: 610-344-5800 Chester County District Attorney’s Office Child Abuse Unit: 610-344-6601 Crime Victim’s Center: 610-692-7273
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To receive basic information concerning the services available for victims of crime; To be notified of certain significant actions and proceedings within the criminal and juvenile justice systems pertaining to their case. This paragraph includes all of the following: Access to information regarding whether the juvenile was detained or released following arrest and whether a petition alleging delinquency has been filed. Immediate notification of a juvenile’s subsequent apprehension. Access to information regarding the grant or denial of bail to an adult. Immediate notification of an adult offender’s pretrial escape from a local correctional facility and of the offender’s subsequent apprehension. To be accompanied at all criminal and all juvenile proceedings in accordance with 42 Pa.C.S. §6336 (relating to conduct of hearings) by a family member, a victim advocate or other person providing assistance or support. In cases involving a personal injury crime or burglary, to submit prior comment to the prosecutor’s office or juvenile probation office, as appropriate to the circumstances of the case, on the potential reduction or dropping of any charge or changing of a plea in a criminal or delinquency proceeding or diversion of any case, including an informal adjustment or consent decree. To have opportunity to offer prior comment on the sentencing of a defendant or the disposition of a delinquent child, to include the submission of a written and oral victim impact statement detailing the physical, psychological and economic effects of the crime on the victim and the victim’s family. The written statement shall be included in any predisposition or pre-sentence report submitted to the court. Victim impact statements shall be considered by a court when determining the disposition of a juvenile or sentence of an adult. 5.1 To have notice and to provide prior comment on a judicial recommendation that the defendant participate in a motivational boot camp pursuant to the act of December 19, 1990 (P.L. 1391, No.215), known as the Motivational Boot Camp Act. 5.2 Upon request of the victim of a personal injury crime, to have the opportunity to submit written comment or present oral testimony at a disposition review hearing, which comment or testimony shall be considered by the court when reviewing the disposition of the juvenile.
To be restored, to the extent possible, to the pre-crime economic status through he provision of restitution, compensation and the expeditious return of property which is seized as evidence in the case when in the judgment of the prosecutor the evidence is no longer needed for prosecution of the case. In personal injury crimes where the adult is sentenced to a State correctional facility, to be: given the opportunity to provide prior comment on and receive State post-sentencing release decision, including work release, furlough, parole, pardon or community treatment center placement; and provide immediate notice of an escape of the adult and of subsequent apprehension; and given the opportunity to receive notice of and to provide prior comment on a recommendation sought by the Department of Corrections that the offender participate in a motivational boot camp pursuant to the Motivational Boot Camp Act. In personal injury crimes where the adult is sentenced to a local correctional facility, to : receive notice of the date of the release of the adult, including work release, furlough, parole, release from a boot camp or community treatment center placement; and be provided with immediate notice of an escape of the adult and of subsequent apprehension. 8.1 If, upon the request of the victim of a personal injury crime committed by a juvenile, the juvenile is ordered to residential placement, a shelter facility or a detention center, to: receive prior notice of the date of the release of the juvenile, including temporary leave or home pass; be provided with: immediate notice of an escape of the juvenile, including failure to return from temporary leave or home pass; and immediate notice of re-apprehension of the juvenile. be provided with notice of transfer of a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent from a placement facility that is contrary to a previous court order or placement plan approved at a disposition review hearing and to have the opportunity to express a written objection prior to the release or transfer of the juvenile.
If the adult is subject to an order under 23 Ps.C.S. Ch 61 (relating to protection from abuse) and is committed to a local correctional facility for a violation of the order or for a personal injury crime against a victim protected by the order, to receive immediate notice of the release of the adult on bail. To receive notice if an adult is committed to a mental health facility from a State correctional institution and notice of the discharge, transfer or escape of the adult from the mental health facility. To have assistance in the preparation of, submission of and follow-up on financial assistance claims to the bureau. To be notified of the details of the final disposition of the case of a juvenile consistent with 42 Pa.C.S. § 6336(f) (relating to conduct of hearings) Upon the request of the victim of a personal injury crime, to be notified of the termination of the courts’ jurisdiction.
Please review the Bad Checks Statute before filing your complaint.
§4105 Bad Checks
There are times when these situations may rise to the level of criminal actions. If the individual took your money and never intended to perform any work of if the individual was deceptive in his business practices, criminal charges may be appropriate. If you believe your situation may rise to the level of criminal actions, you should report the event to your local police department for their review.
AFTER BUSINESS HOURS: To obtain a PFA after 4:30 p.m. on a business day, on the weekend, or on a day in which the Chester County Courthouse is closed, the victim must go to the on-call district justice for an Emergency PFA. The victim should call his or her local police department to find out who is the district justice on-call. The Emergency PFA is only valid through the close of the next business day. For example, if a victim obtains an Emergency PFA on a Friday evening, that PFA is only valid through Monday at 4:30 p.m.
ASSISTANCE: The Chester County Crime Victims’ Center and the Chester County Domestic Violence Center are available to assist victims filing a PFA Petition and for court accompaniment.
The Chester County Crime Victims’ Center may be reached twenty-four hours a day at 610-692-7420.
The Chester County Domestic Violence Center may be reached at 610-431-1431, Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
If criminal charges have already been filed in your case and you are concerned about the delay between arrest and court proceedings, call the District Attorney’s Office and ask to speak to the Assistant District Attorney who is assigned to your case.
If you are only seeking to file a criminal summary offense charge against someone, the District Justice Office may process your private criminal complaint and you do not need the approval of the District Attorney’s Office. The most common summary offense charges are Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.
The criminal statutes defining each of these crimes appear by clicking these buttons:
§5503 Disorderly Conduct §2709 Harassment & Stalking
§9122 Expungement If you were convicted of a crime as an adult (age 18 or over), under most circumstances, the record of your conviction may not be expunged.
Different rules apply if you were convicted (adjudicated) in the juvenile justice system:
§9123 Juvenile Records However, you may apply for a pardon with the Board of Pardons, their website explains how to apply for a pardon http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/BOP/.
If a person lives in another county or state, similar help should be available there. You can call the Information and Referral Line at 866-286-3767 or 610-363-6164 to find out where to call in their area. You can also utilize the following website to locate services: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/about.htm
If the person has private (commercial) insurance:
• To obtain an assessment you can either: -Call the toll free number for substance abuse services on the back of the insurance card (it may also be called “Behavioral Health” services). They will tell you where you can go for an assessment.
-You can also call a drug and alcohol treatment program directly – If you do ask:
-Do you accept my insurance?
-What does the program need from the insured in order to begin the referral process?
If the person has Veteran’s benefits:
Call the Veteran’s Administration and asks where someone can go to get an assessment and help for a drug and/or alcohol problem.Coatesville VA (610) 384-7711 Lebanon VA (717) 272-6621Philadelphia VA (800) 949-1001 Wilkes Barre VA (570) 824-3521
If the person does not have insurance orIf the person is covered by the Medical Assistance Managed Care Program (Healthchoices):
Call one of the following agencies for an assessment. People usually pick the one closest to where they live but can go to any one. The first session will be free. A fee for ongoing services may be determined using a sliding fee scale, based upon an individual’s income.
• Holcomb Associates, Inc., Kennett Square (610) 388-9225• Gaudenzia, Inc., Outpatient West Chester (610) 429-1414• Chester Counseling Center, Phoenixville (610) 933-8880• Gaudenzia, Inc., Coatesville (610) 383-9600• Center for Addictive Diseases (CAD), Exton (484) 565-1130
Depending on what the counselor recommends, the person might start treatment at that agency or be referred to another agency that has the type of treatment that is needed.
If you have access to a computer with an internet connection you can also find information at Chester County ReferWeb. This website has information about drug and alcohol and many other services.
For information on all licensed treatment providers in Chester County you can utilize the following website: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/about.htm
Lawyer Referral Service Phone:610-429-1500 Legal Aid/Access to Justice Phone: 1-877-429-5994 (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
Human Services, Inc.330 West Market StreetWest Chester, PA 19380610-429-3033
La Comunidad Hispana731 West Cypress StreetKennett Square, PA 19348610-444-4545
Maternal and Child Health Consortium (MCHC)1001 East Lincoln HighwayCoatesville, PA 19320484-378-4030
Oxford Area Neighborhood Services35 North Third StreetOxford, PA 19363610-932-8557
Phoenixville Area Community Services257 Church StreetPhoenixville, PA 19460610-933-1105
You may also go to http://www.referweb.net/chesco/. Use the category “Clothing/Food/Personal Goods/Services” and the subcategory “Food” to search for programs in your area.
Chester County Information and Referral Providers
La Comunidad Hispana731 Cypress StreetKennett Square, PA 19348610-444-4545
You may also go to http://www.referweb.net/chesco and use the Refer Web Information and Referral Database. Use the category “Family/Community Services” and the subcategory “Donor Services” to search for programs in your area.
This list is not all-inclusive. You can go to http://www.referweb.net/chesco/ and use the Refer Web Information and Referral Database if you cannot find the hotline number you are looking for.
http://www.state.pa.us : Pennsylvania Power Port gives information and links to various online Government services and programs. Driver’s license and registration services, requesting copies of birth and death certificates, and submitting applications for hunting and fishing licenses are some of the more commonly used services on this website.
www.referweb.net : Chester County Health and Human Services online Resource Directory
www.govbenefits.gov : Gives information about Government benefit eligibility and application.
www.dpw.state.pa.us : Gives information about the PA Department of Public Welfare.
www.humanservices.state.pa.us/compass : Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Access to Social Services. Allows individuals and community based organizations to screen, to apply, and to renew a broad range of social services provided through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
promise.dpw.state.pa.us : A new claims processing and management information system for the PA Department of Public Welfare.
pacareerlink.state.pa.us : Pennsylvania Career Link is a cooperative effort to provide one-stop delivery of career services to job seekers, employers and other interested individuals. These services are also available at the following Chester County locations:
Coatesville CareerLink Office250 East Harmony Street Coatesville, PA, 19320610-384-9393
1003 East Lincoln HighwayCoatesville, PA 19320 www.connectpoints.org
Legal Aid of Chester County222 North Walnut Street, 2nd FloorWest Chester, PA 193801-877-429-5994
Legal Aid of Southeast PennsylvaniaHelpline: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Monday-Friday1-877-429-5994
La Comunidad Hispana314-316 East State StreetKennett Square, PA, 19348610-444-4545
You may also go to http://www.referweb.net/chesco/ and use the Refer Web Information and Referral Database. Use the category “Legal Services/Immigration” and the subcategory “Tenant/Landlord Services”.
Please refer to the following section for further information on call-in procedures.
Reminder: If you leave the garage during the day you cannot get back into it. The County will pay for your parking in the above-mentioned Parking Garage ONLY. There are two entrances to the garage one from Market Street and the other from Wollerton Alley. If there is an inclement weather delay the time to check into the parking garage will be adjusted accordingly.For example:One Hour Delay 9:00 am – 9:30 amTwo Hour Delay 10:00 am – 10:30 am Parking Garage Map
Selection of a Jury Opening Statements Plaintiff’s attorney (or prosecuting/Commonwealth’s attorney for a criminal case) Defendant’s attorney Testimony of Witnesses and Presentation of Evidence Plaintiff’s attorney (or prosecuting/Commonwealth’s attorney for a criminal case) Direct examination of plaintiff’s witnesses by plaintiff’s attorney Cross-examination of plaintiff’s witnesses by defendant’s attorney Redirect examination of plaintiff’s witnesses by plaintiff’s attorney Defendant’s attorney Direct examination of defendant’s witnesses by defendant’s attorney Cross-examination of defendant’s witnesses by plaintiff’s attorney Redirect examination of defendant’s witnesses by defendant’s attorney Selection and Preparation of Jury Instructions Jury Instructions Presented to the Jury Closing Arguments Plaintiff’s attorney (or prosecuting/Commonwealth’s attorney for a criminal case)Defendant’s attorney Plaintiff’s attorney (or prosecuting/Commonwealth’s attorney) to close the case Jury Deliberations Verdict of the Jury
Do NOT wear: shorts; tank tops; tight or revealing clothing; pants that hang down and expose your underwear; clothing with drug, gun, or gang references; or ripped or torn clothing.
You can find additional tips at California Registry.
Diamond Rock Wildlife Rehabilitation, Malvern, 610-240-0883, www.diamondrockwildlife.org
AARK Wildlife Rehabilitation, Chalfont, 215-249-1938, www.aark.org
Main Line Wildlife Rehabilitation, Ardmore, 610-649-0117
Schuylkill Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, Roxborough, 215-482-8217, www.schuylkillcenter.org/departments/wildlife
Tri-State Bird Rescue, Newark, 302-737-9543, www.tristatebird.org
White Flicker Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Ambler, 215-643-1263, www.whiteflicker.org
Pennsylvania Game Commission, 610-926-3136
General Hunting permits are also issued to licensed hunters at undeveloped open space that includes the Linfield and Sanatoga Basins, the McGrail Property and Hatfield Property. Contact Warwick Park at 610-469-1916 for information on the Basins, and Hibernia Park at 610-383-3812 for information on the other two open space sites. Hunting Information
Equestrian use is presently permitted on the Schuylkill River Trail (SRT), because it is unpaved, and does not have the high degree of pedestrian and bicycle use that Struble and Chester Valley Trails have. In general, the County’s regional trails are off-limits to equestrian use due to the potential conflicts associated with large numbers of users (joggers and cyclists) and the excessive wear and damage that regular horseshoes can cause to paved, macadam trail surfaces.
The following are prohibited uses: Motorized vehicles including motor vehicles, segueways, motorcycles and mopeds, powered scooters and snowmobiles (excluding authorized vehicles). Skateboards; equestrian use, including horseback riding, horse with carriage, pony carts, etc.
You do not need to include the resident's room number.
Medicaid is a joint Federal and State program that will pay for care in a long-term care setting if the resident does not have the financial means to be able to cover the cost of care. The Medicaid applicant must be medically eligible and meet financial criteria.
Attempting to, intentionally or recklessly causing bodily injury, rape, spousal sexual assault or unconsentual intercourse with or without a deadly weapon. Placing another, by physical threat, in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. False imprisonment. Physically or sexually abusing minor children. Stalking a person and placing that person in reasonable fear of bodily injury.* The Act does not cover emotional, verbal or mental abuse.
is or was your spouse is or was living with you in a common-law marriage is the parent of your child is your child is your parent is your sexual intimate partner is directly related to you by blood
* If the abused person is a minor, then a parent, adult household member or guardian can file on behalf of the child.
names (all persons and parties) date of birth (all persons and parties) social security numbers (all persons and parties) address where the person may be found (including places that they frequent) any documentation relating to the case (ie. medical reports, police reports, or photographs) photograph of alleged assailant vehicle make, model, style, and license plate number of alleged assailant photograph of alleged injury from the assault
* Because the Justice Center does not have a day care program available, unless your minor child is the victim of the alleged abuse, please make appropriate child care arrangements to leave the child at home. If that is not possible, please bring someone to watch them while you are being assisted.
direct the alleged assailant not to abuse, threaten, harass or stalk you. direct the alleged assailant to stay away from the house or apartment where you live, even if that is also the alleged assailant’s home. direct the alleged assailant to stay away from your school or where you work. direct the alleged assailant to refrain from harassing you or your relatives. prohibit the alleged assailant from having any guns or gun permits. direct the alleged assailant to pay you for losses resulting from the abuse. These could include medical bills and lost wages. direct the alleged assailant to attend a batterer’s counseling program (depending on jurisdiction). award you temporary custody of your children and may grant you temporary support for yourself and/or the children of the alleged assailant (THIS MAY NOT APPLY IN ALL CASES).
Terms of order may vary depending on each specific circumstance.
If you are awarded custody/support you must follow-up by filing the appropriate custody/support actions in a timely manner. Do not wait until your order expires. Speak to an attorney prior to taking these actions for legal advice.
The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County(610) 692-7420
Rape Crisis Council(610) 692-7273
The Domestic Violence Center of Chester County Toll Free 1(888) 711-6270
If the document was recorded prior to 1994, you can come to our Search Library to lookup and print your document OR you can submit a written request to have a copy mailed to you. Using the Library and printing the document yourself is $0.50 per page for copies, $1.50 for certification if needed. If sending a written request, you must include the owner's name, the book and page number of the document, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check covering the fee. The current fee for this service is $5.00 per page, and $1.50 to certify the document, if needed.You can have a copy faxed to you if you provide us with the book and page number. The fee for this service is $5.00 per page, plus a $1.00 fax charge. We are not able to certify copies sent by fax machine.
Chester County State Senators Domenic Pileggi, 9th District:280 N. Providence Rd., Media, PA 19065; Phone: 610-565-9100
Andrew E. Dinniman, 19th District:Senate Box 203019, Rm. 183, Main Capitol Bldg., Harrisburg PA 17120; Phone: (717) 787-5709, Fax: (717) 787-4384One North Church Street, West Chester PA 19380; Phone: (610) 692-2112, Fax: (610) 436-1721
John C. Rafferty, 44th District:Senate Box 203044, Room 460 Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120-3044Phone: (717) 787-1398, Fax: (717) 787-4587The Shoppes at Pughtown, 2325 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, PA 19465Phone: (610) 469-8390, Fax: (610) 469-8394Collegeville Professional Center, 3770 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426-3170Phone: (610) 831-8830, Fax: (610) 831-8837
Bid prices, also called the upset price, are set by the plaintiff or their legal representative. These prices can be obtained through the attorney listed the day before the sale. The Office of the Sheriff does not set the bid upset price.
Listings can also be found in following publications:Chester County Law ReporterDaily Local NewspaperAd Pro Newspaper
Sheriff's Sales are held in room 3300 on the third floor of the Chester County Justice Center located at 201 West Market Street, West Chester, PA.
The balance of your bid is due before 2 PM on the 21st day from the date of the sale. The balance must be paid in cash or by certified check. Certified checks must be made payable to the "Office of the Sheriff."
PLEASE NOTE: The 10% hand money deposit will be forfeit if the balance is not paid in full within the 21 day period.
Pay online at: Departments - Tax Claim Bureau - Credit Card & E-Check Payments
FedEx / UPS
Chester County Treasurer 313 West Market Street- Suite 3202 West Chester PA 19382
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Regular Mail (USPS)
Chester County TreasurerPO Box 2748West Chester PA 19380 Inclusion of the P.O. Box allows the Post Office to identify us by the box number. If only the street address is given, mail will still be delivered to the office.
PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: CHESTER COUNTY TREASURER
Case 1 (Electronically Billed):
If the property owner has a mortgage, and the mortgage company (or a tax service company working on behalf of the mortgage company) has arranged for electronic billing, then the bank/mortgage company/service company receives the bill electronically. The property owner's payment is normally through escrowed funds withheld during the mortgage payment process. The property owner does not receive a copy of the bill.
Case 2 (tax bill is mailed directly to the property owner):
The tax bill is sent to the property owner, who is then responsible for sending the bill to the mortgage company for payment.
Remember, the ultimate responsibility for payment of the real estate tax in Chester County rests with the property owner even though they may not have received their tax bill.
Note: If there has been a change of address, and this is causing your tax bill to be mailed to an incorrect address, the property owner must contact the County Assessment Office to complete the required forms to change the mailing address. Also, it is the responsibility of the property owner to contact the Treasurer's Office in order to notify us of this change so that the tax bill can then be mailed to the correct address.
Municipalities Collected By Chester County Treasurer:(District # : Name)
06: Oxford Borough07: Atglen Borough09: South Coatesville Twp10: Modena Borough29: West Brandywine Twp35: Charlestown Twp (Started in 2013)51: East Bradford Twp60: New Garden Twp63: Pocopson Twp (Startied in 2013)
Depending on the size or class of the county and the intended use of the collected revenue, some counties may apply a higher tax rate. In Chester County all but 4% of collected hotel tax dollars is paid over to the Chester County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (see link below). The intended purpose is to provide the CCCVB with enough funding to allow them to market Chester County in a highly competitive tourism market. The process is cyclical in nature. That is, we generate revenue through taxes from transients in order to successfully promote our community to those we hope will return again.
One half of all proceeds are used to fund a grant program administered by the CCCVB. For information about the grant program (how it is used and who qualifies) contact the CCCVB. Chester County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Treasurer - License Applications and Forms
Senior Citizens: Those 65 or older (at the time of application) qualify for a discount rate; be sure to include your complete birth date on the application. Proof of age is not required with a signed application.
Disabled Citizens: Those who provide proof of a disability are eligible for a discount rate. Acceptable forms of disability include a copy of a "letter of award" of Social Security benefits, a copy of a "wallet card" for a parking placard, or a letter from a physician.
Also, please check www.palostdogs.com to see if the dog is listed as missing. This is a free site where you can list lost dogs to help reunite with an owner, or post as the owner if your dog is missing. Chester County SPCA