- Tax Certification
The Tax Certification service is offered to provide a legal document, certified by the County Treasurer, that serves as proof of payment of a tax bill on a particular parcel. Only current year real estate taxes will be considered for certification. We have a two week processing period for all tax certifications. Tax certification requests must be accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope. Duplicate Bill Fee's for all non-owner entities will be a flat $25.
Prices PER parcel are as follows:
Chester County Tax Certification request - $25
Local Municipal Tax Certifications - $15*
Both County and a Municipality certifications - $40
*Certification for current year Municipal taxes only for the 27 participating municipalities.
We do not offer email or fax-back service for mailed in requests.
Tax Certification Request Form
To request a Tax Certification, either submit a completed form in person at the office, or send via postal mail with a check or money order made out to the Treasurer of Chester County. You must include a return envelope with postage along with your request.
Chester County Treasurer
313 W Market Street, Ste. 3202
PO Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380
Online Tax Certification Request
As part of County Treasurer Patricia Maisano's commitment to provide citizens with efficient & convenient service, Chester County has partnered with MuniciPAY (Nationwide Payment Solutions) to offer an online request option for County of Chester Tax Certifications using credit cards.
The cost of the Online Tax Certifications is $25 plus a $2 convenience fee charged separately and not retained by the County of Chester. These fees are non-refundable. The cost to certify Municipal Taxes is an additional $15 ($40 total), and cannot be purchased separate from the County Certification.
You are required to enter the property’s 13 digit parcel number as well as the owner of record for that parcel. Please note that the fifth digit in the parcel number must be either an underscore or a letter. You can search by either parcel number or the last name of the owner that is listed first on the deed/bill.
You can contact the County of Chester Assessment Office at 610-344-6105 if you do not have the parcel number.
Once the form is completed a confirmation email will be provided. The charge will appear on your credit card or bank statement: the certification on one line, the convenience fee on a separate line.
The Treasurer’s Office will receive the request within three business days, process the request, and email out the certification at that time.