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For plumbing inspections, please call the Building & Housing Dept at 610-696-1773. For HVAC inspections, please call Paul Bonnes at 484-880-7342 ext. 110.
View the 2020 list of approved electrical underwriters (PDF).
You can print a Request for Information form here.
a. Do you have to live in the Borough to have the Borough Mayor perform the ceremony? No – as long as you live in the state of Pennsylvania and the wedding license is issued in the state of Pennsylvania, the West Chester Borough Mayor can perform the ceremony.b. Does it have to take place in the Borough? No – the ceremony does not have to take place in the Borough, as long as the Mayor is willing to travel to the wedding location. c. Does the Borough offer any options as far as ceremony locations? Yes - Within the Municipal building, the Mayor’s office (depending on the size of the wedding party) or Council Chambers can be reserved, depending upon availability. West Chester’s Historic Courthouse can be reserved, for a fee, again depending upon availability. There are also various Park locations within the Borough limits.d. If the West Chester Borough Mayor is NOT available, any District Justice, Common Pleas Judge, or Former Mayor can perform the ceremony.e. Is there a fee for the West Chester Borough Mayor to perform the wedding ceremony? No – there is no payment required; however, if the couple would like to make a donation to the West Chester Fire Department, it is appreciated.
The customer Service representative will request that you submit proof of payment, a receipt or if payment was made by check, a copy of the front and back of the cancelled check.
Yellow curbs are designed to create a safe distance from the intersection so vehicles can turn safely and without view obstructions created by vehicles parked on a yellow curb. There is no allowance for how much of the car is in the yellow before it’s ticketed. Any portion of the car in the yellow Is considered in violation.
Check out our Applications and Forms section for the Special Event Application. If you have any questions or concerns please call 610-436-9010.
Hoopes Park: 700 Hoopes Park Lane
Veterans Memorial Park: 315 Veit Alley
John O Green Park: S. Matlack & E. Miner Street
Coming March 2nd Borough Residents will be able to register online.
Please call 610-436-9010 if you have any questions or concerns.
The Halloween Parade occurs the Wednesday prior to Halloween. October 28, 2020
Contact the director by email or call the office at 610-436-9010.
The Parks and Recreation Department does not sell movie tickets.
We no longer sell discounted ski tickets.
Yes, we accept credit/debit, cash, check, or money order. We only accept payments in house, online registration is not available until March 2020.
No, the department must have a copy of your registration form and payment to reserve your spot. All of our registration forms are online under Applications and Forms.
Dumpster permits can be obtained at the Public Works Department. A fee of $35 per week applies. In addition to this, a fee of $21 per space, per day will apply for all metered spaces taken up by the dumpster.
Parking charges are waived at all surface parking lots and borough parking garages (Chestnut Street and Bicentennial) during the snow emergency.
For more information http://west-chester.com/164/Solid-Waste
For more information http://west-chester.com/160/Recycling
Please note that even the smallest leak such as a dripping faucet or running toilet can result in an abnormally high water and sewer bill.
You may pay your sewer bill through the Treasurer's Office (no cash accepted) at:401 E. Gay St.West Chester, PA 19380
Payment of Cash in Person: You may pay cash in person at the following local Western Union locations or call 877-987-2782 for other locations:
Giant Food Store 698 Downingtown Pike, West Chester, PA 19380
ShopRite1115 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
Giant Food Store 1375 East Boot Road, West Chester, PA 19380
A snow emergency is a declaration by the Mayor in concert with the Borough's Police and Public Works Departments and is supported by Section 104-79 of the Borough Code of Ordinances.
Snow Emergencies are declared when winter snow and ice conditions are severe enough to mandate that vehicles should not be parked on public streets. Occasionally, when the prediction is certain enough, the Borough will declare the snow emergency in advance.
Snow emergencies are declared due to substantial accumulation and/or icy conditions. The purpose of the snow emergency is to promote an environment where Borough snow removal crews can better remove snow and ice between the curbs and public streets (curb to curb). This opens the roads to better accommodate future on street parking as well as to facilitate proper access for emergency vehicles including ambulance and fire response vehicles, mail delivery, and trash pick-up.
Snow emergencies are normally announced by the Borough via ReadyChesco and our Notify Me service. Snow emergencies will also be announced on this website.
Under the code the declaration remains in effect for a period not to exceed 72 hours after cessation of the snowstorm event. Failure to comply with the Borough's declaration of the snow emergency does carry a fine. Also be advised that if necessary, the Borough will tow your car and assess all costs to the owner of the vehicle.
All borough parking garages are available for the duration of the snow emergency.
These free for use parking garages include the Chestnut Street Garage, Bicentennial Garage on High Street, New Street Garage, Sharpless Street Garage & Matlack Street Garage as well as Chester County's Justice Center Garage.
You can view a image of the Snow Emergency Routes here.
For more information http://west-chester.com/469/Stream-Protection-Fee