Chester County – West Pikeland Township

General Information

Type of Government:
2nd Class Township
Hours of Operation:
M-F 8:30AM-4:00PM

Contact Information

Tom Cooke – Building & Zoning Officer OR Vince Visoskas, Interim Manager

1645 Art School Road

Chester Springs, PA. 19425

(610) 827-7660
(610) 827-9141
Berkheimer Associates

Tax Collector

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
None Required
Reinspection Fee:
None Required




Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • UCC
  • 2006 ICC

Open House Directionals

  • Not permitted.

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • Temporary signs not requiring a permit if erected in compliance with the following regulations: Real estate signs shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area in residential districts and twenty four (24) square feet in all other districts. Corner lots may have one (1) such sign for each street frontage. Such signs shall be located on the property for which they are advertising. Such signs shall be removed within five (5) days after a final settlement or rental agreement has been reached. Please refer to West Pikeland Township Zoning Ordinance for more information.

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

  • Chairman – Robert R. Shemonsky
  • Vice-Chairperson – Richard R. Bright, Jr.
  • Members – William Cracas, Robert R. Barker, Jr. , Harold M. Hallman III

Find your elected state and federal legislators.

Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 3.965
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 0.125
Real Estate Mills School District: 26.728
Total Millage Rate: 30.818

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: Downingtown Area School District

Other Tax Information

Per Capita Tax: $0.0000
Earned Income Municipal: (%) 0.75
Earned Income School District: (%) 0.5
Local Services Tax: 10

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

  • 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.