Information for Residents:
Sewer Provider – AQUA America 1-877-987-2782
Water Provider – Chester Water Authority
(610) 876-8181 or
Trash Collection – The township does not have a dedicated trash collector. The resident may choose at their discretion, although they must be sure to check with their HOA to see if guidelines require a certain company.
*Wells and septic systems are done through the Chester County Health Department
Penn Township Real Estate Tax –
Earned Income Tax & Local Services Tax –
Client Services, 1-888-539-1100
PSD Code: 150106
School Tax –
Avon Grove School District
(610) 869-2441 ex 1017
Chester County Real Estate Tax –
Chester County Office
Other Helpful Resources for Residents:
Chester County Health Department
601Westtown Road, Suite 290
West Chester, PA 19380-0990
East Penn Rail Road
505 South Broad Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Chester County Assessment Office
313 West Market Street, Suite 4202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380
Customer Service 1 (717) 787-2838
Roadway Concerns 1-800-FIX-ROAD
Chester County Game Commission
Chester County Human Services
24 hour emergency help
Elder Abuse – 800-564-7000
Child Abuse – (610) 344-5800
Mental Health Crisis – 877-918-2100
Visit www.chesco.org for more information on Chester County, PA
Information on Submitting Right to Know Requests in Penn Township
A Right to Know request form can be found under the ‘Applications, Forms and Codes’ tab at the top of our website. Please direct all Right to Know Requests to Penn Township’s Open Records Officer by email, fax, or US mail.
Open Records Officer:
Caitlin A. Ianni
260 Lewis Road
West Grove, PA 19390
Penn Township’s Right to Know Procedure
When requesting public records at Penn Township, you must first fill out the standard Pennsylvania Right to Know Request Form. You may find this either on our website or you may pick one up at the Penn Township office building during our open office hours. The RTK request form MUST be filled out completely and with as much detail as possible. The process can be easier and quicker if you list documents you are specifically asking for. Please note that this is a records request form; please do not use it to ask a question. Before turning in the completed request form, please retain a copy for your records. The request form may be turned in via the following: US mail, fax, email or by bringing it directly to our office.
Once the form is turned in to the officer of open records, our office has 5 business days to respond to your request. Typically, the request is filled within the 5 day deadline, but if the request cannot be fulfilled within that time we can extend to 30 business days from time of your request. Please be aware that most requests can NOT be fulfilled that same day, this is due to the office needing time to find the requested documents (some may be in storage), needing time to copy or scan the requested documents and needing to complete our regular office work.
If you require copies of letter size documents there is a 25¢ per sheet charge unless otherwise stated from the open record officer. If copies of plot plans are required prices will vary depending on size, they will range between $3 to $6 + per sheet, unless otherwise stated by open records officer. If copies are requested additional time may be required for the office to produce them. If you would like electronic copies of letter size documents in most cases there will be no charge for those files. If you would like electronic copies of large scale prints and plot plans there WILL be a charge, but please inquire about the cost as it varies by size. Postage fees will be charged for any documents that are mailed to the requestor; you will be charged that actual cost of mailing. If charges exceed $100 a pre-payment or a 50% deposit will be required before copies are made.
Penn Township and its open recorder’s officer will work hard to fulfill all requests but in some cases we will not have the information desired. We thank you for your cooperation.