Schuylkill Township
Information for Residents


School District

Phoenixville Area School District
386 City Line Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
610-933-8861 - Office
484-927-5027 - Taxes
www.pasd.com

Tax Rates

CHESTER COUNTY:  Property Tax

4.163 mills
PHOENIXVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT:  
      Real Estate - 2013/2014 28.64 mills
      Real Estate Transfer 0.5%
      Occupational Tax 328.17 mills
      Earned Income (resident)           

0.5%
SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP:  
      Real Estate 2.700 mills
      Real Estate Transfer 0.5%
      Local Services Tax $52.00
      Earned Income (non-resident) 1.0%
      Earned Income (resident) 0.75%

Municipal tax links:

Data presented is considered informational. We strongly recommend that specific tax data be obtained directly from the taxing entity as it may change prior to updating this site.

Tax Collector
Kyle D. Shirkness (appointed - term expires 01/2018)
602 Pennypacker Avenue
Phoenixville PA 19460-2411
(215) 834-0700

All Schuylkill Township real estate tax payments should be made payable to "Schuylkill Township."

Please call Tax Collector for office hours.

Tax Certification Fee - $20.00. Made payable to "Schuylkill Township." Tax Cert requests must be submitted five (5) business days prior to settlement/closing. A Tax Cert request made less than five (5) business days in advance is not guaranteed to be completed and returned to the requestor before closing/settlement date.

Duplicate Bill Fee - $5.00. Made payable to "Kyle Shirkness, Tax Collector."

Other Tax Documents - $25.00. Made payable to “Kyle Shirkness, Tax Collector.”

Earned Income Tax
Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Road
Irwin, PA 15642
(724) 978-0300
http://www.keystonecollects.com

Chester County
Tax Assessment Office

610-344-6105 - Office
610-344-6022 - Fax

Local Services

Telecommunications:
Comcast Cable
www.comcast.com


Residential Service
(800) 266-2278
Business Service
(800) 316-1619

Verizon FIOS
www.verizon.com
Service - New/Change/Billing
M-F 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(800) 660-2215
Repair - 24 Hours
(800) 275-2355

Water:
Aqua America, Inc.
www.aquaamerica.com
Customer Service
Email custserv@aquaamerica.com
Aqua Pennsylvania
762 W. Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr PA 19010-3402
M-F 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS
During Business Hours
(877) 987-2782
After Business Hours
(877) 987-2782, press 3

Power:
PECO
https://www.peco.com
Customer Service Center
2301 Market Street
P.O. Box 8699
Philadelphia, PA 19101-1338
(800) 494-4000

Customer Service
M-F 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
(800) 494-4000

EMERGENCY CONTACT
Gas or Electric – 24 Hours
(800) 841-4141

Sewer:
Valley Forge Sewer Authority
333 Pawling Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: (610) 935-1553
Fax: (610) 983-9684
E-mail: info@vfsa.com

FIRE COMPANIES SERVING SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP

Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company, Valley Forge, PA

West End Fire Company, Phoenixville, PA -- EMS provider

Emergency Operations Center

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be activated when a Township emergency is declared, generally in the case of disasters and emergencies requiring a response beyond that provided by police, fire and roads personnel.  In the case of a natural or man-made disaster Township residents are encouraged to tune to FM stations WHYY (90.9) and WMGK (102.9) or watch local TV for current information.  If help is needed please phone 911.

Residents with special needs should maintain a current record. To update your information please call (610) 935-6054.

Limerick Generating Station schedule of siren testing

January, February, March, April, May, July, August, September, October, November:
On the first Monday of these months at 2 pm, the sirens will undergo a growl test. This growl test is a 20-30 second, reduced volume test.

June and December:
On the first Monday of these months at 2 pm, the sirens will undergo the three-minute, full volume test.

The attached 30 second video allows you to hear what the growl test will sound like. Additionally, the attached post card has been sent by Exelon to all residents in the Limerick EPZ.

Further information is available from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services.

Househould Hazardous Waste Collection

The Chester County Solid Waste Authority conducts collection programs for household hazardous waste products. The dates and locations of collections for 2013 are listed in this event schedule (PDF format).

Private Well Water Testing

Private well owners are responsible for ensuring that their well water is safe to drink. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) safeguards the public water supply with the United States. However, the EPA does not monitor or treat private well drinking water.

Chester County Health Department no longer provides well water testing. Following is a list of laboratories in Chester County which provide this service. Each lab may have different protocols for testing; call if you need to drop off samples.

Advise Laboratories Inc.
610-624-1775
3719 Garrett Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026
http://www.adviselabs.com/

Analytical Laboratory Services, Inc.
610-948-4903
10 Riverside Drive, Spring City, PA
http://www.analyticallab.com/

Brandywine Science Center, Inc.
610-444-9850
204A Line Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
http://www.bsclab.com/

Cedar Grove Environmental Labs Inc.
610-269-6977
100 Gallagherville Road, Downingtown, PA 19335-3698
http://www.cgelab.com/

H.O. Thompson Testing Lab
610-593-5030
104 Valley View Drive, Parkesburg, PA 19365
http://www.cgelab.com/

Lionville Laboratory
610-280-3000
264 Welsh Pool Road, Exton, PA 19341

Additional information on wells is available on the Chester County Website www.chesco.org/health under the Sewage and Water Tab. You may also visit the Centers for Disease Control website at CDC Private Wells to learn more about well water safety.

Leaf Disposal

Leaves and debris should not be placed in the stormwater drainage area of township streets as clogged catch basins can impede the normal flow of stormwater drainage. Residents can assist in the care of catch basins with the following steps:

  • Do not sweep leaves and other lawn debris into the street as they will eventually wash into the catch basin;
  • Remove fallen leaves and other debris from the street whenever you find them there;
  • Ask neighbors to patrol their areas of the street for leaves.
  • Recycle leaves and limbs at the yard waste recycling center.

Animals

It is unlawful for any person to permit any animal to run at large upon any public thoroughfare, any public ground, or on any private property other than that of the owner. Owners are responsible for immediately removing and properly disposing of all animal excreta from any public property or any private property other than that of the animal's owner. Persons experiencing problems with animals should contact the Police Department. Additional information on Pennsylvania law regarding dogs is available here. (Requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

For information on animal bites, click here for the Chester County Health Department warning released April 4, 2002.(Requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

ANIMAL CONTROL
Call Police Station (610) 933-5820

CHESTER COUNTY SPCA

www.ccspca.org
Email: office@ccspca.org
1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 194380
Main -- (610) 692-6113
Fax -- (610) 692-7234
Animal Abuse Reporting -- (610) 692-6113 x213
Stray/Animal Control Reporting -- (610) 692-6113 x212

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT - PA GAME COMMISSION
(610) 926-3136

Snow Removal

Schuylkill Township endeavors to remove snow and ice produced by winter storms as quickly and safely as possible from Township maintained roads. In an effort to do so, please be advised that per an ordinance by Schuylkill Township adopted in 1975 it is unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or road during the course of any snow storm, ice storm or snow fall, during the course of which or following which any salting, cindering, plowing or other snow or ice removal operation are undertaken by the Township. Further, it is unlawful to park any vehicle on any public street or road following such storm for a period of twelve (12) hours or until the completion of any salting, cindering, plowing or snow removal operation whichever is greater. This includes but not limited to any storm during which there is an accumulation of at least one (1) inch of snow as measured at Philadelphia International Airport, by the National Weather Service or other official governmental body authorized to make such measurement.

The Township Chief of Police has the authority to remove and impound any vehicle parked on any of the streets or roads or sidewalks of Schuylkill Township. The owner/operator of the vehicle will pay all towing, impoundment charges and fines.

Additionally, residents are not permitted to deposit, throw or shovel or remove snow from private roads, driveways and sidewalks either by private contractor or homeowner onto any Township or State road.

Golf at the Phoenixville Country Club

The Phoenixville Country Club has opened its course to residents of Schuylkill Township two Mondays a month. This benefit is part of the conservation easement agreement executed with the PCC by Schuylkill Township and is the result of a great deal of hard work and dedication by many very talented people.

Details on days the course is open to township residents, regulations for use of the club, etc., are available on the attached information sheet.

Additional information on the country club is available on the their website, www.phoenixvillecc.com.