Delaware County – Media Borough

General Information

Type of Government:
Hours of Operation:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri.

Contact Information

George McKim

301 N. Jackson St. 2nd fl.

Media, PA 19063

(610) 566-5210
(610) 566-0335
Robert Dimond

Tax Collector
(610) 566-5210

Residential Resale Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
$30.00 plus $10 per unit
Reinspection Fee:


  • Sidewalks and Curbs
  • Handrails
  • House numbers


  • Smoke alarm
  • Handrails
  • GFCIs


  • Entire ICC Property Maintenance Code 2006 is also required for Use & Occupancy.
  • Application must be mailed twenty (20) days prior to settlement.
  • Please call (610) 566-5210 when ready for inspection. Fifteen (15) working days notice for inspection is required.

Required Certifications

Building Codes and Sign Ordinances

Building Code Requirements

  • ICC Property Maintenance – 2006

Open House Directionals

For Sale/Sold Signs

  • Real estate rental or sale signs not exceeding six square feet provided they are removed within seven days after settlement or agreement for lease. Not more than one such sign may be erected per street frontage, except that real estate “open house” signs may be placed off the premises but shall be removed within 24 hours of such open house.

Rental Property Inspection Information

Inspection Fee:
$30.00, plus $10 per unit
Reinspection Fee:
Rental Property Registration/License Required:
Cost of Registration/Licensure:
Registration Valid For:
Other Rental Property Inspection Required:


  • Same criteria as Residential Resale Inspection


  • Same criteria as Residential Resale Inspection


  • Rental property inspection required at change of occupants. Fee is $30.00 for residential and $30.00 for commercial.

Required Certifications

Elected Officials

  • Borough Manager – Jeffrey A. Smith
  • Mayor – Robert A. McMahon
  • Council President – Frank Daly
  • Council Vice President – Brian C. Hall
  • Council Members – Monica G. Simpson, Ernest Derrickson Jr., Peter Alyanakian, Peter Williamson, James Cunningham

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Tax Information

Millage Rate

Millage Rate (County): 5.18
Real Estate Mills Municipal: 3
Real Estate Mills School District: 22.2522
Total Millage Rate: 30.4322

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: Rose Tree Media School District

Other Tax Information

Per Capita Tax: $0.0000
Earned Income Municipal: (%) 1
Earned Income School District: (%) 0
Local Services Tax: 42

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
  • 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 not separately adopted NFPA standard 211, Chapters 13 &/or 14, which regulate fireplace and heater chimney maintenance.
(Municipal data last updated 6/01/2011)

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.