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Schuylkill Township
is located along the Schuylkill River
on the eastern border of Chester County
in southeastern Pennsylvania.

The township covers 9.44 square miles.
Population at the 2010 census was 8,516.

The Schuylkill River forms the township's
northern boundary, and Mount Misery
(also known as Valley Forge Mountain)
is the southern boundary. To the east is
Valley Forge National Historical Park.
The Borough of Phoenixville lies to the north
and west.

Municipal Building:
111 Valley Park Road 
Mail address:
111 Valley Park Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460-5766
Telephone: 610-933-5843 
Fax: 610-933-4428

Emergencies, dial 911
Non-emergency calls, 24 hours a day - 610-935-2440
Police administrative issues - 610-933-5820
The Police Department is open from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, M-F

Township Office e-mail

Directions to Township Hall

Boards and Commissions
meeting schedule for 2015 (PDF)

Township Code

Township Directory (pdf)

Township Newsletter -- Fall 2015 (600 kb PDF)

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Treasurer's Report October 2015

Bills paid list approved
by Board of Supervisors
November 2015


Summary of 2015 budget.
Budget as approved by the Board of Supervisors on December 3, 2014.
The full detailed budget is available for review at the Township office.


2014 Audit and Financial Report
Annual audit and report prepared by Township's independent auditors, as of December 31, 2014.

Auditor Findings Letter
Letter of March 5, 2013, with auditors findings.

Fall 2006 Issue
File is approximately 1.8 mb
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Changes in the Collection of Earned Income Taxes
Act 32 of 2008 amends the Local Tax Enabling Act to require the county-wide consolidated collection of earned income tax (EIT). See the attached notice for details.
The Chester Tax Collection Committee (CTCC) recently appointed Keystone Collections Group to serve as the Earned Income Tax (EIT) and Local Services Tax (LST) collector for school and municipal taxing authorities within Chester County. More information >>>

Please note that taxes being filed by residents or businesses with Keystone Collections should contain the correct Political Subdivision (PSD) codes. For reference, use this listing from the PA Department of Community & Economic Development of codes for every school district in Pennsylvania.


Information for Residents

Board of Supervisors

Township Administration

Boards and Commissions

Building and Planning

Township Forms

Township Fee Schedule

Local Information and History

Maps and Regional Planning

Recycling Information

Stormwater Management

Government Links

Link to the BOS meeting videos

[Special Notice heading]

2015 Schedule of Township Meetings and Events (PDF)


The Schuylkill Township Board of Supervisors has prepared its budget for 2016. The budget is available for public inspection at the Township Hall, 111 Valley Park Rd, in said township during regular business hours, prevailing time, or at the links below. The Board proposes no tax increase for 2016. The Board will consider adoption of the 2016 budget at the December 2, 2015 Board of Supervisors meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Mary R. Bird, Township Manager
Summary - Budget
Summary - Revenue
Summary - Expenses

Planning Commission Meeting Cancelled
Due to a lack of agenda items, the November 18, 2015 Planning Commission meeting is cancelled.

The township’s Compost Yard will be open on the following Saturdays for RESIDENTS to drop off their leaves. 8:00 AM – 12:00 NOON Saturday November 7th, 14th and 21st, Saturday December 5th.
The township compost yard takes leaves only - no shrubs, branches or other yard waste will be accepted. Proof of residency may be required. All the leaves dropped off at the recycling yard are composted. This valuable garden resource is free to residents; loading and transporting are the responsibility of residents.

Tax Collector News
Township Real Estate Taxes are due by December 31st.
A lien may be placed upon any property on which taxes are not paid by this date. If you have any questions regarding your tax bill, contact Mr. Kyle Shirkness at or (215) 834-0700.
Tax Collector Holiday Hours: CLOSED:
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – Veterans Day;
Thursday, November 26 & Friday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Holiday;
Thursday, December 24 – Christmas Eve (closing at noon);
Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day (closed all day).

Call for Volunteers
Medal of Honor Grove

Friends of the Medal of Honor Grove are seeking volunteers for a pilot program to help maintain the pads and monuments at the Medal of Honor Grove. Details are in this flyer from the Friends.

West Nile Virus
The Chester County Health Department is informing residents that a mosquito sample collected in Phoenixville Borough on June 10, 2015, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. More information and precautions are available in the notice issued by the Department, posted here (pdf).

Township Freedom Trail Feasibility Study
A presentation was made to the Township on June 10 outlining the results of a study on a proposed Freedom Trail connecting the Greater Philadelphia area. The presentation materials with preliminary routing are available here in PDF format (8.3 mb).

Volunteer Opportunity
Open Space Commission

The township’s Open Space Commission (“OSC”) is seeking a member. The OSC’s mission is to maintain and enhance the quality of life and character of the Township. Please see the notice page for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities
To volunteer for a position in the Township, please use the Volunteer Application form.


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Emergency Preparedness

ReadyPA: PA website with disaster preparedness & emergency preparedness tips

ReadyAmerica: Printable plan for emergency preparedness

PEMA/FEMA: Flood preparation information

Chester County: Department of Emergency Services letter outlining resources.

FEMA: Online study programs, including courses on preparedness.

Red Cross: "Get Prepared" website.

Limerick Emergency Information: Download brochure from the Exelon Nuclear site.

Chester County Pipeline Information Center
Information from Chester County on pipeline easements and rights of way.

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