Chester County – East Whiteland Township

General Information

Type of Government:
2nd Class Township
Hours of Operation:
8:30am to 4;30pm M-F

Contact Information

Jennifer Linder

209 Conestoga Road

Frazer, Pa 19355

Betsy Blackburn-Goslin

Tax Collector

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
Reinspection Fee:


  • Handrails
  • House numbers
  • PLEASE NOTE – If property is not connected to public sewer township requires proof of septic system being pumped within 6 months of inspection.


  • Smoke alarm /detectors- One on each floor including basement
  • Handrails
  • Carbon monoxide detectors – In hallway outside of bedrooms
  • GFCIs
  • Dryer & Bathroom vented to outside
  • Plates on outlets and switches
  • No exposed Wires


  • Will not inspect more than 30 days prior to settlement

Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • PA UCC
  • IBC 2009
  • IRC
  • IPMC

Open House Directionals

  • Permitted

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • Maximum 12 sq feet.

Rental Property Inspection Information

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




Required Certifications

Elected Officials

  • Bill Holmes Chair, Township Supervisors
  • John Mott Member, Township Supervisors
  • Virginia McMichael Member, Township Supervisors

Find your elected state and federal legislators.

Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 3.965
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 0.445
Real Estate Mills School District: 19.03
Total Millage Rate: 23.44

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: (%) 0.5
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

  • Non-permitted decks that have been installed: Owner must remove or get a permit and ensure structure is compliant with codes
  • Non-permitted finished basements: Owner must remove or get a permit and ensure structure is compliant with codes
  • Means of egress for finished basement is required when When finishing basement.
  • Non-permitted fences, sheds, or other structures: No enforcement
  • Unless shed is not within set backs, it needs to be removed.
  • Our web address for building and/or zoning codes is:
  • Our web address for use and occupancy inspection checklist and/or application is:
  • We have 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.