Conservation District

The Chester County Conservation District is open by appointment only due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Staff will be working remotely and available by phone and email.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Please stay healthy, stay safe.


we're hiring! Click to see details of our open position Civil-Stormwater Engineer Job Posting

MuniciPAY Online Payments

we have added an option for online payment to make submitting project fees more convenient for you! Please see our Applications/Forms/Payments page for more details, instructions, and the direct link to online payment page.

Our phone number has changed! 610-455-1360.

the list of new staff extensions is located on our Staff page.


Please see our recent press release for recently funded projects in Chester County: Three Pollution Control Projects Funded in Chester County

Senate Floor Comments on Conservation District Week:

Chapter 102 Permitting Update

Attention Engineers/Applicants: The Chester County Conservation District is accepting, and highly encouraging, DIGITAL application submissions for the Erosion & Sedimentation Program.  Submission of hard-copy applications to the office will experience delays in processing due to workflow disruptions due to the pandemic. See the External Process for Digital Submissions for specific instructions.   

Please note:

 when mailing checks and pages 1&2 of the District Application to our office, please send them via REGULAR mail. Additionally: we have installed a drop-box next to our office's entrance for convenient and secure in-person delivery of any project fees.

ADDED 04/27/2021: Visual Site Inspection Fillable Report

PCSM Spreadsheet Update:

An updated version of the PCSM Spreadsheet has been posted to DEP’s website (version 1.8).  This version includes two updates to the Volume tab: 1) all of the post-construction impervious land covers are available to select for pre-construction, and 2) “Soil Amendments” is no longer a BMP option in the drop-down Structural BMP Table, and per the Instructions should be calculated via the PA SW BMP Manual and reported in the Non-Structural - Other Credits field.  

It is recommended to check DEP’s website and utilize the latest version of the spreadsheet for each PAG-02/Individual Permit Application, and to carefully review the PCSM Spreadsheet Instructions prior to, and during the completion of, the spreadsheet. 

Other Chapter 102 Permitting Updates

Last Updated: 12/22/2020

 to forms, applications, guidance documents, the PCSM Spreadsheet, training, and other helpful resources are intermittently updated and can be found on DEP’s E&S Resources website. It is recommended to regularly check for the latest documents prior to application submissions. For example:

  • PA DEP’s PAG-02 General Permit and Individual NPDES Permit FAQ was updated in November 2020 and again in December 2020 to add FAQs related to artificial turf and relating to historic land cover and stormwater analysis.
  • PA DEP’s Common Plan of Development or Sale FAQ was updated in November 2020 to add clarification that DEP/CCD may require a permit anytime it is determined that a developer is intentionally phasing construction to avoid a permit.
  • PA DEP’s Managed Release Concept (MRC) for PCSM FAQ was updated in December 2020 to add FAQ #37, which presents options for utilizing MRC BMPs in high water table areas.
  • PA DEP’s Direct links to other helpful forms and resources, including the Ch. 102 Pre-Application Meeting Request Form, can be found using the Applications/Forms link to the left. It is recommended to schedule a pre-application meeting for all proposed projects needing NPDES permits with the Resource Conservationist assigned to the municipality the project is located in. Please contact Gordon Roscovich, Urban Team Leader, if you have any questions.

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