Chester County, Pennsylvania
County of Chester
313 West Market Street
West Chester, PA 19380
610.344.6000

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What's New?

2015 Dog Licenses will not be up for sale until December 1st...
New applications will be available on December 1st which will include the 5 cent price increase. Please refrain from mailing in your application until after December 1st.

5C & 5D Doe Tags are SOLD OUT. 2B (Pittsburgh area) still available.

Changes for Small Games of Chance Licenses went into effect Jan 27th 2014:
New Laws regarding the Small Games of Chance license for 2014. Please read this Fiscal Note about House Bill 290 regarding the licenses. There were changes made to prize limits, elegible organizations, a new monthly license option, new types of games allowed, and more. State Police background checks are still required.

Chester County will now collect Real Estate Taxes for 9 Municipalities:
Starting in 2014, the Chester County Treasurer's Office will be the tax collector for these 9 municipalities: (06) Oxford Borough, (07) Atglen Borough, (09) South Coatesville Borough, (10) Modena Borough, (29) West Brandywine Twp, (35) Charlestown Twp, (51) East Bradford Twp, (60) New Garden Twp, and (63) Pocopson Twp. We will also be providing Tax Certifications for current year taxes on properties in those Municipalities.

2014 Revised Tax Payment Options.
Payment may be made four different ways: by postal mail; at the Treasurer’s Office at 313 W. Market Street in West Chester; online at www.chesco.org; or at any branch of DNB First bank. In an effort to streamline procedures and reduce costs associated with payment options, starting January 1, 2014 residents can no longer pay County taxes at any other local bank branch apart from DNB First.


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Contact
Ann Duke
Treasurer

313 West Market St. Suite 3202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA  19382

Ph: (610) 344-6370
Fx: (610) 344-6359

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Office of the Treasurer serves primarily to receive, record and deposit most County funds resulting from payment of taxes, payment due on the sale of various state and county licenses, funds collected in the performance of public services, other state-related revenues (as agent for the State of PA), and payment of judgments and fines.

Our mission is to provide collection, receipt, and deposit services for all funds due to and received by the County of Chester in a courteous, efficient, accurate, accountable and timely manner, and further to provide all other support services as required in a way that allows us to meet the combined needs of community, business and government while operating within the framework of the County's overall mission statement.
 
Other major functions (related to collection of tax payments) involve generating annual and interim real estate tax invoices, and the processing of resultant payments.  Additional areas of responsibility include:
  • Agent for the state regarding the issuance of licenses for hunting, fishing, pistol permits, and dog ownership
  • Selling licenses for small games of chance
  • Issuing certifications of tax payment
  • Management of the county hotel tax program, including an annual audit of all businesses meeting the legal definition of "hotel"
  • Providing an internal-control function within the county's accounting function, by performing a reconciliation of various bank statements
  • Filing liens for delinquent taxes
  • Distribution of Chester County payroll and accounts payable checks
  • Serving the public in all matters related to our mission and purpose

Revenues
Not all funds can be referred to purely as revenue for the county.  For example, only 4% of collected hotel tax money is retained as revenue.  Similarly, only a small portion of state license fees is retained as county revenue; the larger portion is state revenue.  Another source of revenue is the sale of tax payment certifications to those engaged in the business of providing this information to the public.

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