Due to Governor Wolf’s “Stay at Home” order to help slow the spread of coronavirus throughout the region, Chester County Government and Courts are currently operating on an essential services-only basis (, and our office is currently closed for in-person business).  Many of our staff are working from home to continue to provide some services and to answer questions emailed to us.  If you are not able to complete your business online or find answers to your questions, please send us an email using the following link, Questions  and someone will respond.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.  Please stay healthy, stay safe and stay home to help slow the spread of coronavirus.


Annual Assessment Appeal Filing

Pursuant to PA assessment law, the filing deadline for all annual assessment appeals, including exemption appeals is May 1st through the first business day in August.

New and updated forms are now available 

(click on "Forms" link)

Common Level Ratio

The Tax Equalization Division has officially set the Chester County Common Level Ratio (CLR) at 49.3% for all interim appeals with an effective date of 7/1/2019 through 6/30/2020.

The CLR for all annual appeals heard by the Board of Assessment Appeals during 2020 (effective for the 2021 tax year) will be announced by the PA Tax Equalization Division no later than 6/30/2020. This announcement board will be updated when the new CLR is communicated.

Clean and Green Program Enrollment

For 2020 only, the PA Department of Agriculture has extended the Act 319 application filing deadline from March 1 to October 15.  

Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion Enrollment

December 15th through the first business day in March.