Chester County – West Goshen Township

General Information

Type of Government:
2nd Class Township
Hours of Operation:
7am to 5pm Mon-Thurs

Contact Information

John Beswick & Edward Hunger – Building Officials

1025 Paoli Pike

West Chester, PA 19380

Bill Keenan

Tax Collector

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
Reinspection Fee:




Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • ICC 2003

Open House Directionals

  • One per property boundary facing each separate abutting street. A maximum of two off-site directional signs may be erected per change of direction or per 1.0 mile. Signs may contain any and all of the following information: development, name, name of real estate broker/agent or individual holding the open house, and telephone number. Signs may be erected no earlier than 8:00am on the day of the open house and must be removed by 6:00pm on the day of the open house.

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • House-for-sale: one per property boundary facing each separate abutting street. Off-site directional signs may be posted at the intersection closest to the listed property on which the house-for-sale sign is located and may be erected no earlier than 6:00pm on Friday and must be removed by 6:00pm on Sunday.:::: New Development Sign: one per street entrance. The sign may indicate that the tract is in the active process of securing or has received subdivision and/or land development approval for residential or nonresidential uses. Such signs may be posted no earlier than 6:00pm on Friday and must be removed by 6:00pm on Sunday.

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:


  • N/A for residential


  • N/A for residential


Required Certifications

Elected Officials

  • Chairperson of Supervisors – Patricia B. McIlvaine
  • Vice-Chairperson of Supervisors – Edward G. Meakim, Jr.
  • Member – Dr. Robert S. White
  • Township Manager – Casey LaLonde

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Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 3.965
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 1.5
Real Estate Mills School District: 18.36
Total Millage Rate: 23.825

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

  • West Goshen Township does not require a residential resale certificate for the transfer of residential property
  • 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 7/07/2010)

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.