Public Works Department

News Alert

On October 18th, 2023, the Borough of West Chester Council passed an amendment updating Ordinance 104-32 “Vehicles and Traffic: Parking prohibited during certain hours”, which included either an addition or change to the street that you reside on. These changes were made based on the request for additional street sweeping, concerns over warehousing of vehicles, or the need to update the timing to better match the schedule in the surrounding areas. 

We do understand that parking in the Borough is never an easy task, and we are going to roll out the enforcement of these changes over the next few weeks. The signs are currently being installed by Public Works. Parking Services will begin printing “warning” tickets to give notice to residents beginning March 18th. Full enforcement will begin on April 1st.  

A full copy of the updated ordinance is available on the Borough website under “Ordinances: 10432”. You may also find the amended ordinance on either the Public Works or Parking Department sites. 

We ask that you take extra care when parking and pay attention to signs on your block. 

About Public Works

The Borough of West Chester Public Works Department is structured specifically to be responsive to “todays” needs of its residents and also to provide adequate management and maintenance to the Borough’s infrastructure and other assets. Listed below are some of the primary responsibilities of the Public Works Department:

  • Traffic Signals
  • Borough roads and some state highways
  • Ordinance Compliance
  • Parks and Playgrounds
  • Sanitary Sewer Systems
  • Storm Water Systems
  • Street Lights
  • Fleet and equipment
  • Solid Waste Collection
  • Yard Waste Collection
  • Big Belly/Litter Collection
  • Recycle Collection
  • Snow Removal
  • Street Sweeping
  • Street Signs
  • Tree planting and pruning
  • Pavement Markings
  • Curb Painting
  • Buildings and Grounds
  • Parking lots and garages
  • Capital Improvements Administration and Management
  • Permit Issuance

Any queries regarding the above listed items, please contact the Public Works Department at 610-696-5282.