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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Chester County Sheriff’s Office Reveals Names of New K-9s

Public suggest hundreds of names – Zeeke and Moose make the cut

The two young K-9s in training to become four-legged deputies in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office now have their names – selected from more than 600 suggestions sent in by Chester County residents of all ages.  Zeeke and Mo...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Chester County Announces Steps for November Election Support

Plans include secure drop-off locations for mail-in and absentee ballots
and two satellite election offices

The Chester County Board of Elections approved this week a number of measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the November 2020 Election. Those measures include the placement of 11 locations for secure drop-off of mail-i...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Commissioners Approve $1.8 Million to Prevent Evictions, Provide Rental Assistance

To combat an anticipated increase in evictions due to COVID-19, the Chester County Commissioners approved this week $1.8 million in CARES funding to help cover rental payments and additional services for those with job and income losses.

“Previous programs...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Chester County Statement Regarding COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Even before COVID-19 made its way to our region, Chester County’s Health Department enacted a public health plan that ensured our businesses, schools and universities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, non-profits, churches and citizens were...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Who Owned Your Property in 1777? Chester County Unveils Interactive Tool to Help You Trace It

Just in time for the anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine tomorrow, Chester County Archives and Records Services has released a new interactive tool that helps you discover who lived on your property in September 1777.

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Sheriff’s Office Expecting “Delivery” of Two Young K-9s, Seeking Names

Sheriff Fredda Maddox seeks help from Chester County’s young people to help name the four-legged recruits

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that it is expecting! Later this month, two young K-9s, destined to become Chester County Deputy Sheriffs, will be “delivered” to Chester County to begin their traini...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Health Department Confirms COVID-19 Outbreak in High School Cheerleading Team

Chester County Health Department (CCHD) Officials reported today an outbreak of COVID-19 within a Downingtown-based high school cheerleading team attending a private camp through the school.  Six members of the team, all female ranging in age fro...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Commissioners appoint David Stauffer as Director of Parks and Preservation

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of David Stauffer as Director of Chester County’s Department of Parks and Preservation.  Stauffer moves to this new role followin...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Commissioners Approve $2.3 Million in Community Revitalization Program Funding

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Five Chester County communities are now set to receive more than $2.3 million in grants from Chester County’s Community Revitalization Program (CRP) fund.

The boroughs of Atglen, Honey Brook, Oxford and Spring City and the City of Coatesville hav...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Sheriff's Office Teams up with CASA Youth Advocates to Bring School Supplies to Children in Nee

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Quarantine is hard for all of us, but for youth in the child welfare system, it requires new levels of resilience from those who are already coping with the trauma of abuse and neglect. The majority of the children CASA Youth Advocates serves are in place...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Commissioners Complete 2-Day Tour of Chester County Restaurants to Assist with Compliance

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The Chester County Commissioners just completed a two-day tour of restaurants in the county, to advise on preparedness for potential restaurant enforcement calls from state officials.  Key to the visits was guidance on demonstrating readiness for...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force Charts Plans for Next Phase of Economic Recovery

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Members of Chester County’s COVID-19 Business Task Force, selected as the Economic Cabinet, met this week with county industry leaders to begin addressing the county’s efforts for economic recovery necessitated by the impact of the COV...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Commissioners Recognize National Recovery Month and Donate $50k for Substance Abuse Treatment

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline opened their August public meeting last night by recognizing and supporting the County’s efforts to address substance abuse. 

The Commissioners presented a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Chester County to Participate in “International Overdose Awareness Day”

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As part of Chester County’s commitment to tackle the opioid and heroin epidemic, the County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services announces the County’s participation in “International Overdose Awareness Day&a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 22, 2020

Commissoners Schedule Virtual Public Meeting

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Meeting will take place on Wednesday Evening, August 26th at 7:00pm via Zoom

COVID-19 may have temporarily changed the way that Chester County government conducts its public meetings, but County residents are still encouraged to “attend” those meetings to find out, first hand, the role and responsibilities of c...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Commissioners Announce Seung Ah Byun, PhD, PE as new Executive Director of Water Resources Authority

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Seung Ah Byun, PhD, PE as Executive Director of the Chester County Water Resources Authority (CCWRA).

Dr. Byun brings to Chester County more than 20 years of extensive water resources experience in nonprofit, government, academia and private consulting.  She most recently served as a water resource engineer with the Delaware River Basin Commissio...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

COVID-19 Webinar Series Continues with “Municipal Insurance and Risk Trends"

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force continues its series of free webinars on Thursday August 13th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. This week’s webinar addresses how current events and societal shifts change the municipal insurance marketplace. Mor...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Chester County Provides Update on Support for North Coventry Fire Victims

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Specific donation requests continue, with community partners lending valuable help

Chester County’s Department of Community Development provided an update today on the most urgent needs of the 45 families displaced from their homes by the devastating fire at Ashwood Apartments that took place on Thursday, July 30th in North Co...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Commissioners Announce Key Administrative Leadership Appointments

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Chester County Commissioners approved today the appointment of new Chester County Solicitor Nicole Forzato at their public commissioners’ meeting. This approval is the third of three administrative leadership appointments made by the Commissione...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 25, 2020

COVID-19 Webinar: Business Shutdown Impact on Wage and Delinquent Tax Collection”

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Free webinar set for Thursday, July 30th at 3:30 p.m.

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force continues its series of free webinars on Thursday July 30th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. This week’s webinar addresses how the business shutdown in Pennsylvania impacts tax collection across municipalities. ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Department of Drug and Alcohol Services Announces New Prevention Services

New community partnerships increase drug and alcohol prevention services for community organizations, schools and all residents.

Chester County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services announces new partnerships with local agencies to ensure comprehensive Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention services are available to community organizations, schools, and all...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Justice Center Prepares for Return of Jury Trials

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This week the Chester County Justice Center prepared for the return of jury trials with a full scale exercise that tested plans to keep jurors safe while preserving the fairness of court proceedings. About 40 volunteers from various county depart...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 22, 2020

Chester County Resumes In-Person, First Responder Training

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Ensures first responders remain prepared for emergencies during Pandemic

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services (CCDES) has resumed in-person training for first responders, with escalated precautions, at the Public Safety Training Campus in Coatesville. 

“Having a comprehensive reopening plan all...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 17, 2020

RestoreChesco Webinar: Employment and Training Opportunities During COVID-19

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force continues its series of free webinars on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. This webinar covers the importance of seeking employment with helpful tools to do so during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 16, 2020

Chester County Launches Fascinating Digital Timeline of Local History

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Just when your summer needs a virtual boost, the Chester County Archives & Records Services is launching a digital timeline of Chester County history that’s informative, engaging and utterly absorbing.

Chester County Archives & Records Se...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

Point in Time Count Registers Number Experiencing Homelessness in Chester County

2020 official count reveals decline of 23% in homeless numbers
over past five years

A report compiled by the Chester County Department of Community Development (DCD) and the Decade to Doorways partnership has found that 522 people were identified as experiencing homelessness in  Chester County in the early hours of January 23, 2...

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2020 Point in Time Count Report Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 15, 2020

Chester County Commissioners' Statement re PA COVID-19 Increased Restrictions

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is now entering a new stage in the collective fight against COVID-19. With today’s announcement from Governor Wolf of increased restrictions, Chester County is committed to taking the next careful steps toward pr...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Planning Commission to Hold Virtual Public Meeting on Southern Chester County Trail Project

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Last year, the Chester County Commissioners accepted a grant award to perform a study that would examine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail to serve the communities in southern Chester County.

On Tuesday, July 14, the Chester County Planning C...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Chester County Farmers Rise to the COVID Challenge

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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our nation in so many profound ways, and agriculture, an essential business in every way, has been no exception.

From owner-operators of small, suburban produce farms to commodity crop farms on thousands of acres &n...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 6, 2020

PA CareerLink® Chester County Expands Virtual Services for Jobseekers and Businesses

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Selected on-site services now available by appointment only

PA CareerLink® Chester County is expanding the virtual services provided to jobseekers and employers and will offer limited on-site services by appointment only beginning Monday, July 6, 2020.

PA CareerLink® Chester County has provided esse...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: July 5, 2020

Restore Chester County Webinar Features Mortgage and Rent Relief Program Update

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The next in a series of webinars hosted by the Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force, focusing on mortgage and rent relief for county residents, is scheduled for Thursday July 9, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. 

The webinar covers the CARES Rent Relief pr...

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Posted on: June 27, 2020

Chester County Webinar Series: “COVID-19: Avoiding Liability in the Workplace”

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host the sixth in a series of free webinars on Thursday July 2nd, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. The webinar will feature Brian D. Boreman, head of Employment Law practice and co-chair of the litigation department a...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 26, 2020

County Adds Call Center for Questions on Reopening

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Call center number 610-344-6225; open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

As Chester County begins its green phase of operation during the COVID-19 pandemic, County officials have added a call center service for business and resident questions on reopening guidelines and practices.  Part of the “Restore Chest...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Commissioners approve $1.77 Million for Affordable Housing Developments

New developments will be located in in West Chester and Kennett Square

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved this week two contracts that award more than $1.7 million in funds to support two affordable housing projects in Chester County. The two developments are the Melton...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board Announces Funding Opportunities

Applications invited for Agricultural Conservation Easement Programs by August 7, 2020

The Chester County Agricultural Land Preservation Board is accepting applications for two competitive programs funded by the Chester County Commissioners – the Commonwealth/County Program and the Chester County Challenge Grant Program.  ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 19, 2020

RestoreChesCo Webinar: Forecasting COVID-19 Cases in SEPA: a Unique County-Level Model Project

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host the fourth in a series of free webinars on Thursday June 25th, 2020 at 11 a.m. This webinar will feature Dr. David Rubin of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and professor of pediat...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Commissioners Confirm Chester County Ready for Green on June 26th

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Responding to Governor Wolf’s announcement today that Chester County will move to green on June 26th, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline confirm that the county is fully prepared to further relax re...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 14, 2020

‘Restore Chester County’ Webinar: Energizing Businesses During COVID-19

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will host the third in a series of free webinars on Thursday June 18th, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. This webinar will feature business coaching group SCORE and will explore the services and resources that are availabl...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Commissioners Award $5 Million in Grants for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Grants of up to $25,000 awarded to 248 Chester County small businesses and ag enterprises through County’s Main Street Preservation program

Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announced today the award of $5 million in grants to 248 Chester County small businesses and agricultural enterprises.  The individual grants, made available throug...

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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Opioid Epidemic and Substance use Disorders Remain During COVID-19 Pandemic

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County continues support with virtual naloxone training, treatment and recovery support services

Recognizing the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have on the Chester County community, the County’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Services reminds residents that the opioid and overdose crisis, along with other substance use disor...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 10, 2020

Chesco Health Officials Permit Practices for Organized Sports During Yellow Phase

The Chester County Commissioners and Chester County Health Department are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our County as it transitions through Governor Wolf’s phased reopening. Both recognize that minimizing the impact of COVID-19...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 9, 2020

“Restore Chester County” Building Consumer Confidence Webinar

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The webinar will take place on Thursday, June 11 at 3:30 PM

The second in a series of free webinars presented by the Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force will be held Thursday, June 11th at 3:30 p.m. The webinar, which was rescheduled after severe weather caused countywide power outages, is designed to help...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 4, 2020

Chester County’s move to the yellow phase, from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5th.

At 3:30 p.m. today, Thursday, June 4th, Governor Wolf will make an announcement confirming Chester County’s move to the yellow phase, from 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 5th.  During the Yellow phase, restrictions will be relaxed so that Ch...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

POSTPONED! Restore Chester County webinar series with building consumer confidence

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POSTPONED: This event has been postponed due to significant power outages in portions of Chester County, and due to the fact that two of the presenters are without power. A new date and time for this webinar will be announced soon.

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The next webinar, scheduled for Thursday, June 4th at 3:30 p.m., focuses on how businesses can build consumer confidence as they increase public interaction during the re-opening process. Led by speakers Brian Myers, Chief Technology Officer at C...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 2, 2020

Chester County Primary Election Results

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Chester County Primary Election results will be available at https://pennsylvania.totalvote.com/Chester. Results will be posted throughout the evening, beginning after 9:00 pm.

Mail-in and Absentee Ballot Drop-off Sites

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Statement from the Chester County Commissioners regarding the tragic death of George Floyd

As individuals, and together, we are saddened by the injustice of  George Floyd’s death.  We express our deepest condolences to Mr. Floyd’s family, his friends and to everyone who has wept at the unnecessary, painful ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Additional Secure Drop-off Locations for Mail-in and Absentee Ballots

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Total of six secure ballot drop-off locations available throughout the county on
Monday, June 1st and Tuesday, June 2nd

The Chester County Board of Elections approved today the addition of five secure drop-off locations for mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 Primary Election.These  additional sites have been created to accommodate voters who are concerned t...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Mail-In Ballot Information

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Chester County Voter Services is working every day, including weekends, to process mail-in ballot applications and return them to applicants. If you have applied for a mail-in ballot and have not yet received the ballot, click here and Voter Services will...

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Posted on: May 30, 2020

Government Offices & Court Plans for Re-opening During Yellow Phase

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Courts and court-related services start back on June 2nd
County programs and services return with some restrictions on June 5th

Twelve weeks after moving to essential services-only, Chester County Government and Courts are preparing to open the doors once again of County facilities on Market Street and Westtown Road, as well as the Magisterial District Courts throughout the County...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 27, 2020

“Restore Chester County” Releases Online Toolkit

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Toolkit for Businesses and Residents as County Prepares for Yellow Phase

The Chester County Commissioners announced today the launch of RestoreChesterCounty,org, a comprehensive online toolkit that offers guidelines specifically designed for Chester County’s 15,000+ businesses and 525,000 residents as they move from ...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Webinar to Prepare Chester County Businesses to re-Open

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The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force hosted the first in a series of webinars for county businesses and organizations preparing to reopen, revise or even expand operations due to the impact of the coronavirus. The first webinar, led by Lucia Mu...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Statement from the Chester County Commissioners on moving to yellow on June 5th

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We are pleased that the Governor has responded to our appeal to relax restrictions in Chester County, and on June 5th, Chester County can begin to move forward in a safe and cautious way. 

Our “Restore Chester County” program i...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 22, 2020

County holds first in series of “Restore Chester County” webinars to prepare businesses to re-open

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Free managing risk webinar scheduled for Tuesday, May 26th, 3:30 p.m.

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force is hosting the first in a series of webinars for county businesses and organizations looking to reopen, revise or even expand operations due to the impact of the coronavirus.  

This first webinar, sc...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

A message from Chester County Commissioners...

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Chester County ready for yellow on June 4th. Governor Wolf, let us prove it.

How and when do we relax restrictions in Chester County in light of COVID-19? This is a question that drives us constantly, and that is the foundation for our daily (and often nightly) meetings and conversations. We continue to seek the answer to this que...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Voter Services Receives Donation of 1,500 Face Shields

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Thanks to two separate donations of face shields, Chester County voters and poll workers will have even greater protection from the threat of the spread of coronavirus on primary election day, June 2nd. 

The offer of 1,000 face shields made by Boo...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Chester County Polling Places for June 2, 2020 Primary Election

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Chester County Voter Services has published the list of polling places for the June 2, 2020 election.

Chester County is providing the maximum level of personal protection equipment for every precinct, to ensure the safety of both poll workers and the membe...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Getting Chester County’s Businesses Prepped to Open

County’s COVID-19 Business Task Force leverages countywide partnerships to determine needs of all businesses, and ensure readiness for reopening

In less than two weeks of announcing the formation of a business task force to help re-open, repair and restore Chester County’s economy affected by COVID-19, the Commissioners have brought together a team to focus on the county’s futu...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Chester County Government Extends Essential Services-only to June 4

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Commissioners’ planning phased re-opening with input from COVID-19 Business Task Force and County Health Department

Chester County Government officials announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only operation to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).   The extended period runs to Thursday, June 4th.

The Commissioners will cont...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Chester County Precincts on Primary Election Day

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The current directive by Governor Wolf, for Chester County to remain in the red “stay at home” phase related to COVID-19, will not alter the process of voting at Chester County precincts on Primary Election Day, scheduled for June 2, 2...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 8, 2020

Chester County secures permission for COVID-19 antibody testing

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Full scale antibody testing of priority healthcare, first responder and long-term care facility individuals to begin at two locations – Longwood Gardens and County’s Public Safety Training Campus

After nearly a month of intensive efforts by Chester County Government to overcome restrictions imposed for antibody testing, the County confirms it is now able to begin point-of-contact testing for essential function individuals who are on the front line...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Grant Program Established for Small Businesses and Ag Enterprises Affected by COVID-19

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Webinar to explain grant eligibility and the application process scheduled for Thursday, May 7 at 10 AM

A grant program created at the request of the Chester County Commissioners provides funding for small businesses and agricultural enterprises in the county that were unable to take advantage of any federal and commonwealth existing COVID-19 response progr...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Payment of Chester County Property Tax Deadline Extended

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The Chester County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at this week’s public Commissioners’ Meeting to extend the deadline for payment of County property taxes, due to the economic impact of the coronavirus.  

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 30, 2020

County Commissioners Announce Formation of COVID-19 Business Task Force

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Task force to provide local input into re-opening, repairing and restoring Chester County’s economy

Even as Pennsylvania remains under a stay at home order by Governor Wolf, the Chester County Commissioners have been meeting – virtually – with business and economic leaders and health officials, to formulate plans to get Chester Count...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Commissioners Extend Essential Services-only to May 15, Plan to re-open County-Owned Parks

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After consultation with County health officials, the Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County government’s essential services-only operation through to Friday, May 15, 2020 at all county buildings.  

In addition,...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Chester County Bottles 825 Gallons of Hand Sanitizer for Front Line COVID-19 Workers

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Hand sanitizer donated by Eight Oaks Farm Distillery and bottles donated by Wawa

Chester County’s Department of Emergency Services took delivery this week of three 275-gallon containers of specially made hand sanitizer, and quickly proceeded to bottle, label and begin distributing the solution to the County’s healt...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 21, 2020

Health Department adds COVID-19 Data for Long Term Care Facilities

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In its effort to continue providing comprehensive public information regarding coronaviruses cases in Chester County, the Chester County Health Department has added new data to its COVID-19 webpages, focused on long term care facilities and personal care ...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Stay at Home Ordered Extended to May 8, 2020

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Governor Wolf and the Secretary of Health have extended the statewide Stay-at-Home Order until May 8th.

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Recording Available: Telephone Community Briefing - Mental Health & Wellness, and Support

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The recording of the telephone community briefing, hosted by the Chester County Commissioners and leaders from the Chester County Department of Human Services is available available for playback. The recording of the briefing offersvguidance for individua...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

All Commonwealth Building Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Victims of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Commonwealth and County flags at Chester County Governing buildings have been lowered to half-staff, until further notice, as ordered by Governor Tom Wolf, to honor the victims of the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic.

All Chester County residents are encour...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 6, 2020

Chester County to Initiate COVID-19 Antibody Testing for Essential Service Individuals

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The Chester County Commissioners and County health and emergency services officials announced today the County’s plan to undertake antibody testing of priority individuals who are currently performing essential functions in the fight against COV...

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Posted on: April 5, 2020

Chester County Officials COVID-19 Briefing and Update

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, along with Health Department Director Jeanne Casner, will provide an update on Chester County coronavirus case facts, actions being taken, and support being given to variou...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Chester County reports two more COVID-19 related deaths

Chester County health officials and the Chester County Coroner report two more coronavirus (COVID-19)-related deaths.

 A 79-year-old male from Honey Brook, died on April 1, 2020.  He had been hospitalized and had a number of underlying co...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Commissioners extend essential services-only for Chester County Government to April 30

In line with Governor Wolf’s extension of the Stay at Home order to April 30th, and to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only oper...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Chester County

Chester County health officials and the Chester County Coroner today reported the first coronavirus (COVID-19)-related death in the county. The 89-year-old male who resided in Willistown Township, died on Sunday, March 29, 2020.  He had been hosp...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

Commissioners extend essential services-only for Chester County Government

The Chester County Commissioners announce the extension of the County’s essential services-only operation to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The extended period runs to Monday morning, April 13th. The Commissioners’ dec...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Wolf Announces STAY AT HOME Order for seven counties, including Chester County

This afternoon Governor Wolf announced a “Stay at Home” order for seven counties, including Chester County.  The order begins at 8pm tonight and continues until April 6th.  
What does this mean? 
 
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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chesco Authorized by State to take the lead in Delco's Health Response to COVID-19

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Intergovernmental cooperation agreement moves responsibility from PA Department of State to Chester County for duration of the coronavirus pandemic

Noting the longstanding emergency response partnership between Delaware County and Chester County, Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Marian Moskowitz led a joint press conference today, alongside Delaware County officials, to announce approval...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Chester County and Delaware County Press Conference

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March 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Press Conference will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

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Posted on: March 15, 2020

Restaurants/Bars Ordered by Governor to Close Dine-in Service

Under the guidance of the Department of Health, using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration order, Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities at 12:01 AM on Monday, March 16...

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Posted on: March 14, 2020

Commissioners support Governor Wolf’s aggressive coronavirus mitigation plan for Chester County

Governor’s announcement today follows yesterday’s decision by Commissioners to scale County Government services to essential functions only for two weeks

second presumed positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed

 

The Chester County Commissioners and the County’s health and emergency services officials confirm their support for Governor Wolf’s aggressive mitigation plan for Chester County, announced this afternoon. 

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Second presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Chester County

 Chester County Health Department officials announce a second presumptive positive COVID-19 case in Chester County. The Health Department is conducting contact tracing and is reaching out to individuals who may have been in contact with this indi...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Chester County and West Goshen Law Enforcement Individuals Quarantined Due to Possible Coronavirus E

All six individuals showing no symptoms of coronavirus

The Chester County Commissioners and County Health officials announced today the possible exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19) of a small number of county-based law enforcement officials who were responding to an incident in West Chester on Sunday, March 8,...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 2, 2020

Information on Coronavirus

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Learn the facts, share the facts, stop the fear

Coronavirus COVID-19 Chester County Government News
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Decade-Long Effort to Conserve One of the Largest Blocks of Open Space in Mid-Atlantic Completed

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Acquisition of nearly 1,000 acres in southeastern Pennsylvania completes the initiative, protecting open space for diverse species and public recreation

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Commissioners Establish Transition Team

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As they enter the sixth week of their term as the Chester County Board of Commissioners, Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline this week formally established a county transition team, with the purpose of taking a fresh look at the way Chest...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: February 12, 2020

Commissioners Approve Environmental and Energy Advisory Board Appointments

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The Chester County Commissioners voted today to appoint 15 individuals to the County’s new Environmental and Energy Advisory Board. The members of the Board include Chester County residents along with representatives of businesses, energy initia...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Chester County Earns National Award for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Chester County Controller’s Office received notification this week of an award bestowed upon them by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA).  A Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 23, 2020

Commissioners Invite Applications for Chester Water Authority Board Position

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The Chester County Commissioners are accepting applications from qualified residents for one of three positions representing Chester County on the Chester Water Authority (CWA) Board.  

Chester County residents who qualify for the CWA Board must b...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Commissioners File Injunction Against Sunoco to Prevent Construction on County Property

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Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline approved today the filing of a Petition for Injunctive Relief to prevent Sunoco Pipeline LP from proceeding with construction of the Mariner 2 pipeline on County property. &...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 15, 2020

County Offers Fresh Start for Diversion Program for Juveniles at Age 18

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Thanks to a new service offered through the Chester County Court system, any juveniles that successfully complete a diversion program, and are qualified to have their record expunged, will have their record expunged upon turning 18 years old.  Th...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 6, 2020

Commissioners Announce 2020 Organizational Leadership

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Chester County Commissioner Marian Moskowitz was elected Chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners during this morning’s Board of Commissioners organizational meeting. 

Commissioner Josh Maxwell was elected Vice Chair. The votes...

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Chester County Commissioners Take Official Oath of Office

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New Board of Commissioners notes transition plans

The three incoming members of Chester County’s Board of Commissioners, Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline, took their official oath of office today, administered by President Judge Jacqueline C. Cody.   

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Chester County Government News
Posted on: January 2, 2020

Chester County Library Named as a Top-Rated Library in America

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On the heels of being awarded numerous other accolades for 2019 including Pennsylvania Library Association’s State Library of the Year Award, the Chester County Library was named as one of America’s Top-Rated Libraries – earn...

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Chester County Government News

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

District Attorney Deb Ryan Announces New Administration

District Attorney Deb Ryan recently announced her appointment of Michael R. Barry as First Assistant District Attorney, Andrea Cardamone as Chief of Staff, and David M. Sassa as Chief of the Chester County Detectives.

“This is an outstanding team...

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District Attorney Press Releases

News Flash

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Posted on: May 23, 2020

Park Programs are Back!

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We are excited to announce the return of our educational programs for October, November, and December - AND the launch of a new reservations system! Take a look at our new, exciting program choices, and set up your new account and REGISTER HERE.

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Parks + Preservation News
Posted on: May 23, 2020

Goose Hunting at Chambers Lake (Hibernia Park)

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Goose hunting permits will be available for issuance on a first-come, first served basis beginning on Wednesday, September 30, by E-Mail to parkspres@chesco.org or, by appointment 610-344-6415, at Hibernia County Park in the park office and will continue ...

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Parks + Preservation News

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2020

Chesco History

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Chester County Archives & Records Services have created a digital timeline reflecting nearly 340 years of Chester County history. Accompanied by richly produced photos and fascinating descriptions, the digital timeline features more than 40 historic e...

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Spotlight on Chester County
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Open Land Preservation

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The Open Lands division of Parks + Preservation offers a variety of grant programs that provide funding to municipalities and non-profit land conservation organizations to permanently preserve significant natural, recreational, agricultural, historic, and...

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Spotlight on Chester County
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Restore Chester County

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The Chester County Commissioners have brought together business, economic, education and government leaders to form the core team of the COVID-19 Business Task Force. The team is focusing on best practices for reopening and restoring Chester County&rs...

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Spotlight on Chester County

News Flash

Posted on: March 4, 2020

Agriculture

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We work to preserve agricultural lands to support local farmers, protect natural and historic resources through prime farmland preservation, and strengthen the agricultural economy.

Spotlight on Parks + Preservation
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Open Lands

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We partner with land trusts and municipalities to permanently preserve open lands, protect natural resources, and provide public access to nature.

Spotlight on Parks + Preservation
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Parks + Trails

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We engage the community to be out in nature through a variety of programs and events that promote health and wellness while educating and preserving natural, cultural, historic, and recreational resources.

Spotlight on Parks + Preservation

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2020

COVID-19

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Due to the restrictions being upheld during the green phase, Chester County Government and Courts are operating on limited services with many of our staff continuing to provide services and programs while working from home.  If you are not able t...

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Treasurer's Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Doe Licences

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Over the Counter Doe Licenses will be available for all WMU's starting October 5th. $6.90 for resident. $26.90 for non-resident

Treasurer's Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Dog License Renewal

License your dog

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Treasurer's Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

2020 Reminder Bills

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2020 Reminder Bills are being mailed to those with a remaining balance. If you have any questions please contact the Treasurer's Office.

Treasurer's Department
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Tax Certification Pricing

Important Notice

Effective September 1, 2020, in order to maintain a consistent pricing schedule between departments offering tax certification services, the price of county tax certifications will now be set at $25.00 and municipal tax certifications at $10.00.

Treasurer's Department

News Flash

Posted on: September 28, 2020

Tax Payments

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Tax bills from the Treasurer’s Office can be paid in person at any Chester County branch of DNB First **Now S&T Bank**.

Online Tax Payments - If you are using your bank’s online bill pay system to send a tax payment, you MUST change your account number to match this year’s invoice number. The invoice number is unique to each bill and must be updated eac...

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Treasurers Tax News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

2020 Reminder Bills

Taxes

2020 Reminder Bills are being mailed to those with a remaining balance. If you have any questions please contact the Treasurer's Office.

Treasurers Tax News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Tax Certification Pricing

Important Notice

Effective September 1, 2020, in order to maintain a consistent pricing schedule between departments offering tax certification services, the price of county tax certifications will now be set at $25.00 and municipal tax certifications at $10.00.

Treasurers Tax News