Chester County – West Chester Borough

General Information

Type of Government:
Borough – Home Rule
Hours of Operation:
9am to 4:30pm Mon-Fri

Contact Information

Michael Perone, Building Official

401 East Gay Street

West Chester, PA 19380

Tax Collector

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
Reinspection Fee:




Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • 2003 ICC

Open House Directionals

  • Not Permitted

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • The size of the sign is not in excess of six (6) square feet.:::: Not more than one (1) sign shall be placed upon any property in a single and separate ownership; such signs to be removed within thirty-one (31) days after an agreement of sale have been executed.

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:


  • 2003 IPMC


  • 2003 IPMC


Required Certifications

Elected Officials

  • Mayor
  • Dick B. Yoder
  • Holly V. Brown, Council Member, First Ward
  • Cassandra L. Jones, Council Member, Second Ward
  • Charles A. Christy, Council Member, Third Ward
  • Susan L. Bayne, Council Member, Fourth Ward
  • Carolyn T Comitta, Council Member, Fifth Ward
  • James A. Jones, Council Member, Sixth Ward
  • Scott A. Smith, Council Member, Seventh Ward

Find your elected state and federal legislators.

Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 3.965
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 5.6
Real Estate Mills School District: 18.36
Total Millage Rate: 27.925

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: West Chester Area School District

Other Tax Information

Per Capita Tax: $0.0000
Earned Income Municipal: (%) 0.5
Earned Income School District: (%) 0.5
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


(Municipal data last updated 7/07/2010)

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.