Answers to Most Common Questions
Where do I pay my taxes?
Property/Real Estate Taxes: East Marlborough Township uses Berkheimer to collect the township Real Estate Tax. The tax rate for East Marlborough is 2.183. Bills are mailed in early March. Residents receive a 2% discount if taxes are paid before May 1st and are assessed a 10% penalty if they are paid after July 1st.
How do I contact the East Marlborough Police?
East Marlborough has a part-time police department so in an emergency call 911. Please call 610-444-5075 to reach the police department for non-emergency issues.
When do I need a permit from the Township?
East Marlborough Township requires building permits for most construction projects. Permits are required to ensure that all construction activities meet the requirements of the ICC Building Codes. Examples of projects that require permits include: Stand-by Generators, Decks, Alterations that require moving any plumbing drain or electrical. Downloadable permits can be found under the Permit & Forms Tab. Please contact Charlie Shock at 610-220-9294.
What does the Zoning Hearing Process Entail?
• Applications: can be submitted at any time, except for appeals from a zoning officer decision
which must be filed within 30 days.
• Property posted notice: at least one week prior to the hearing
• Hearing must occur within 60 days from the date of receipt of the application
• 45 days maximum between additional hearings
• 100 days for applicant to complete applicant’s case (at least seven hours of hearings; 100 days
for opponents also
• 45 days to render a written decision, or findings, after the last hearing
Is recycling required?
Residents must separate recyclable materials from other waste. Recyclables include: metal food and beverage containers and empty aerosol cans clear and colored glass plastics #1-3, 5 and 7, newspapers, cardboard, etc.
Who handles snow removal on roadways?
East Marlborough Township is responsible for the maintenance and clearing of snow on Township and State roads. In some communities, private contractors are hired to remove snow from common areas, sidewalks, etc. Please contact your Homeowners Association for more information. If you live in a new community in which the roads have not yet been dedicated, a private contractor will handle snow removal until such time as the Township accepts dedication of the roads.
Are public water and sewer available in East Marlborough Township?
Approximately half of the township is connected to the East Marlborough Township Sewer Company, the rest are serviced by on-site septic systems. Both Aqua PA and Chester Water have water lines that run through the township but only about half of the township is connected, the remainder have on-site wells.
Who provides utility services in East Marlborough Township?
Electric and natural gas services are provided by PECO: 1-800-494-4000. Comcast and Verizon have franchise agreements to provide cable and internet services in East Marlborough Township. Comcast: 1-800-XFINITY, Verizon: 1-800-VERIZON
Does the township provide trash removal service?
No, it is the responsibility of individual property owners to arrange for their own trash pickup. Residents must hire a private trash hauler who will pick up recyclables and trash at least once a week.
Are there recreation opportunities in East Marlborough Township?
The newly opened Unionville Community Park has a mile of paved walking trails as well as a picnic pavilion and tot lot. The Kennett Area YMCA offers a variety of sports leagues and exercise options. The Unionville Recreation Association (URA) youth sports programs include Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse (Boys and Girls), Field Hockey, and Basketball (Boys and Girls). KAU is a Little League program that is open to players who reside in both the Unionville-Chadds Ford and Kennett Consolidated School Districts. The Little League Program is designed for players of all skill levels and age groups. Kennett Area Parks and Recreation (KAPRB.com) offers recreational opportunities for youth in the area. Southern Chester County Soccer Association (SCCSA) holds Spring and Fall Recreation Soccer Leagues as well as competitive travel teams. Pets must remain confined to the owner’s property or under control of the owner at all times. The SPCA enforces township pet regulations. To contact the SPCA, call (610) 692-6113.
State vs. Township vs. Private Roads
STATE Roads in East Marlborough Township include:
- East & West Street Road (Rt. 926)
- Unionville-Wawaset Road (Rt. 842E)
- Upland Road (Rt. 842W)
- Lenape Road (Rt. 52)
- Baltimore Pike (Rt. 1)
To report an issue with a State road (please see list above), including potholes and other road problems, please contact the PennDOT maintenance hotline at: 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) or use this link to access PennDOT’s concern form.
Reporting potholes and other road problems on TOWNSHIP roads:
For problems with Township roads (any road not included in the list of State roads above), please call the Public Works Department at 610-444-1375 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting potholes and other road problems on PRIVATE roads within HOA developments, please contact your property management company and/or your elected Homeowners Association Board.
For dead deer removal:
Contact PennDOT at (484) 340-3200 for State roads only: Routes 926 (W. Street Rd.), 842 (Unionville-Wawaset Rd.), and 52 (Lenape Rd.), plus Pocopson, Lenape-Unionville, Wawaset, Red Lion and Northbrook Roads
Contact the PA Game Commission at (610) 926-3136 or (610) 926-1966 for Township roads only – i.e., any other road in the Township not identified above as a State road.
County Community Resource Guide
The County’s Community Resources Guide (available in English and Spanish) is a comprehensive document that lists 20 pages-worth of valuable information found through the County’s Human Services Departments: Food and housing assistance; resources for substance abuse and mental health treatment; transportation resources; services for seniors; legal and credit counseling; and education and employment resources. While you may not need any of these services now, there is a chance that you, or someone you know and love, may need them in the future.
- Berkheimer (Real Estate Tax Bill, including Sewer)
- Keystone (Local Services Tax only)
Please contact Berkheimer for any questions regarding Township Taxes:866-300-1714
County & School District Taxes
Please contact the County Tax office at 610-344-6105 or address them at 313 W. Market Street Suite 3602 West Chester, PA
Please contact either Unionville Chadds Ford School District 610-347-0970 for school taxes or Kennett Consolidated School District at 610-444-6600
School District Map
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
Kennett Consolidated School District
Sanitary Sewer System
Link to download above form: GrinderPumpInfo
How often should maintenance be performed on my on-site sewage system?
According to the Chester County Health Department, “… it is important to have regular maintenance performed on an on-lot sewage system to ensure that it will function properly. The frequency of pumping depends on the capacity of the septic tank, the amount of wastewater generated, and the volume of solids in the wastewater. The more people per household, the more frequently the tank will have to be pumped. Generally, the system should be pumped every two to three years.” For information regarding township sewer service fees, please contact the township: 610-444-0725.
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