Chester County – Willistown Township

General Information

Type of Government:
2nd Class Township
Hours of Operation:
8:00am to 4:00pm, M-F Closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch

Contact Information

Hugh J. Murray, Sr, Township Manager

Administration Offices Greentree Office Plaza 40 Lloyd Avenue Suite 204/206

Malvern, PA 19355

Charles B. Guernsey

Tax Collector

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
Reinspection Fee:




Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • Pa UCC

Open House Directionals

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • Sign may not be in excess of 6 square feet with one per street frontage on the property for sale.

Rental Property Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
Reinspection Fee:
Rental Property Registration/License Required:
Cost of Registration/Licensure:
Registration Valid For:
1 year
Other Rental Property Inspection Required:




  • Ordinance 3-1991 requires annual tenant list registration with update at change of tenant.

Required Certifications

Elected Officials

  • Chairman of Supervisors – William R. Shoemaker
  • Vice-Chairman of Supervisors – Norman S. MacQueen
  • Member – Robert T. Lange

Find your elected state and federal legislators.

Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 3.965
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 0.28
Real Estate Mills School District: 19.03
Total Millage Rate: 23.275

Realty Transfer Percent

PA State Transfer Percent: 1
Realty Transfer Percent Municipal: 0.5
Realty Transfer Percent School District: 0.5
Total Realty Transfer Percent: 2

Other Information

School District Name: Great Valley School District

Other Tax Information

Per Capita Tax: $0.0000
Earned Income Municipal: (%) 1
Earned Income School District: (%) 0
Local Services Tax: 52

Uniform Construction Code

Many local governments have adopted use and occupancy ordinances. Increasingly, code officials are citing non-permitted uses and or structures during their inspections. The following lists the enforcement policies as they relate to a residential resale inspection. Please see link below for more information regarding Pennsylvania’s statewide building code, the Uniform Construction Code (UCC).
PA Labor and Industry Building Codes Homepage

  • Willistown Township does not require a residential resale certificate for the transfer of residential property
  • Our web address for building and/or zoning codes is:
  • We have not separately adopted NFPA standard 211, Chapters 13 &/or 14, which regulate fireplace and heater chimney maintenance.


(Municipal data last updated 7/08/2011)

The information contained in this profile is only intended to provide a general summary of real estate-related laws and regulations in this municipality. It is not intended to take the place of written law, ordinances, or regulations that can be obtained directly from the municipality.