East Fallowfield Township - General Information

Township Biography

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Pennsylvania was established as a colony in 1681 when the territory was granted to William Penn by King Charles II, of England. Penn, a Quaker with a strong sense of justice, then purchased the land from the native indians. Chester County was founded in 1682, as one of the three original counties in Pennsylvania, along with Philadelphia and Bucks Counties. The name Chester probably suggested by friend of Penn's, Robert Pearson, because it had been the city in England where Pearson resided. Before European settlement, Indians of the Lenni Lenapes tribe were found in the County, but were rapidly displaced by the influx of settlers.

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One of the first purchasers of land from Penn was Lancelot Fallowfield. In 1718, a preacher named John Salkield brought a tract of land from Fallowfield. The land extended west from what is now West Bradford Township to the Octorara Creek, and included the area between Upper Oxford and West Caln Townships. Salkield decided to call his land Fallowfield, in honor of its former landowner. Land boundaries were redefined in 1728, when Sadsbury was taken out of the original tract. The courts were unsuccessfully petitioned in 1731 and 1738 to further redefine the tract, but the matter was not accomplished until 1743. The division was along the North Brand of Doe Run, now known as Buck Run, with land west of the creek eventually forming Highland and West Fallowfield Townships. A portion of West Marlborough was subsequently added to the area that had become known as East Fallowfield.

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Miscellaneous Fees

Trash/Recycle:   $210/year - 2017
Dumpster: Full load pick up $55.00
  Small load pick up $35.00
  Sofa $20.00
  Chair $15.00
  Carpet $25.00/each
     

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Zoning Map   $5.00
Zoning Ordinance book   $50.00
Subdivision Ordinance Book   $50.00
Comprehensive Plan   $30.00
Sewage Facilities Act   $30.00
Postage & Handling on Books   $5.00 min

 

Census Information

Population: 7028 persons as of September 2006.
Population projection: (2000-2020) +24.9%
Median Income: $60,902
Average Home Value: $138,495 (as of December 2002)
Education of Residents: (Age 25+) HS Graduate or higher = 86.1%
Mils: 1.25 - paid to the Chester County Treasurer
Earned Income tax: 1.0% - paid to Keystone Collections Group
Milage of Township roads: 49.29miles

Township Tax Information

As of 1/1/16, the Township’s real estate property tax was increased from zero mills to 1.25 mills. Property owners in the Township currently pay real estate property taxes only to Chester County and to the Coatesville Area School District (“CASD”). Our office does not keep tax information of any kind on any resident in our Township.

If you have questions concerning your local income tax please contact Keystone Collections Group at (724) 978-0300. Your local 1% tax is divided evenly between East Fallowfield Township and CASD.

If you have a question concerning your school tax bill please contact Berkheimer at 610-599-3143.

If you have a question concerning your current year Chester County property taxes or Township real estate tax, you should call (610) 344-6370, ext. 0.

Miscellaneous Tax/Trash Q&A

A) If you have questions concerning your local income tax please contact Keystone Collections Group at (724) 978-0300. Your local 1% tax is divided evenly between both East Fallowfield Township and the school district. East Fallowfield Township is imposing a real estate tax of 1.25 mills as of January 1, 2016.

B) If you would like a trash cert. for a resident's trash bill, please send a trash cert. letter with the name of the owner, the buyer, the tax parcel number and settlement date along your check to 2264 Strasburg Road, E. Fallowfield. PA 19320. Click here to view the Township Ordinance which determines the amount of the check you need to send. (This bill is lienable)

C) The 2017 Trash Fee is $210.00. You may also pay quarterly payments of $52.50 due February 28, 2017, May 31, 2017, August 31, 2017, and November 30, 2017. Late fees will be assessed on late payments. Please refer to the “Trash and Recycling” area of the website for more information

Use and Occupancy Certificate

You do NOT need a Use and Occupancy Certificate for the resale of a home or for a rental in East Fallowfield Township. They are only required for new construction.

Public Water & Sewer

If you would like to find out if you can hook up to Public Water & Sewer please call Pennsylvania American Water Customer Service Department at 1-800-565-7292 for information or for setting up your account.

Animal Control

Please remember that it is unlawful in East Fallowfield Township to allow your dogs to run at large off of your property at any time either upon any of the roads in our Township or upon the property of another. Also, the Township contracts with the Chester County SPCA for animal control and enforcement. Please contact them directly at 610-692-6113 extenstion 1 and an officer will call you back.

Parking Cars on Roads

If you are having cars parked on the road please call the police station at 610-384-9163. Do not call the Twp. Office after hours and leave a message.

EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP

2264 Strasburg Road
East Fallowfield, PA  19320
610-384-7144
610-384-7143 (fax)
Monday - Friday, 8am - 4pm

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