East Fallowfield Township - General Information

Township Biography


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.


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:   $275/year - 2019
Dumpster: Full load pick up $55.00
  Small load pick up $35.00
  Sofa $20.00
  Chair $15.00
  Carpet $25.00/each



$0.25/each page

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%
Total Millage: 3.00 - paid to the Chester County Treasurer
Township Millage: 2.00
Fire Tax Millage: 0.56
EMS Millage: 0.44
Earned Income tax: 1.0% - paid to Keystone Collections Group
Milage of Township roads: 53.57 miles


Township Tax Information

As of 1-1-18, the Township's real estate property tax was increased from 1.25 mills to 3.00 mills. The Township will receive 2.00 mills. The remainder 1.00 mills will be split as follows:  0.56 mills to the Fire Companies (Westwood and Modena) and 0.44 to EMS. To read about the 2018 real estate millage increase, please click here. 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 Coatesville Area School District.

If you have a question concerning your school tax bill please contact Berkheimer at 610-599-3140.

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.

Additional tax collector contact information can be found under the Township Treasury Department.


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 3.00 mills as of January 1, 2018. The 3.00 millage is made up of the following: 2.00 mills to East Fallowfield Township, 0.56 to the Fire Companies (Westwood and Modena) and 0.44 EMS.

B) If you would like a trash certification for a resident's trash bill, please send a trash certification letter with the name of the owner, the buyer, the tax parcel number and settlement date along your check to East Fallowfield Township located at 2264 Strasburg Road, East Fallowfield, PA 19320. The fees are as follows:

          Trash & recycling certification collection balance - $35

          Certification transmitted by facsimile - $35.00

          For each certification provided with less than 24 hours notice - $45

C) The 2019 Trash Fee is $275.00. 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.

Fire Companies

Listed below are the fire companies that provide service to East Fallowfield Township.


Modena Volunteer Fire Department & EMS:
5 N. Brandywine Ave.
Coatesville, PA 19320
(610) 384-1311
Westwood Fire Company:
1403 Valley Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
Fire Information:  (610) 383-0538
 EMS Office:  (610) 383-1453


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
610-384-7143 (fax)


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Note: The office lobby will be closed to the public on Fridays through Labor Day

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