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

Tax Rates


4.163 mills
      Real Estate - 2015/2016 28.89 mills
      Real Estate Transfer 0.5%
      Occupational Tax 346.55 mills
      Earned Income (resident)           

      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 (elected -- 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

Chester County
Tax Assessment Office

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

Local Services

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

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


Outage map


Click on the Outage Map
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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

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

Valley Forge Sewer Authority
333 Pawling Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: (610) 935-1553
Fax: (610) 983-9684


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.

Chester County Department of Emergency Services newsletter.

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 2015 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.
3719 Garrett Road, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Analytical Laboratory Services, Inc.
10 Riverside Drive, Spring City, PA

Brandywine Science Center, Inc.
204A Line Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348

Cedar Grove Environmental Labs Inc.
100 Gallagherville Road, Downingtown, PA 19335-3698

H.O. Thompson Testing Lab
104 Valley View Drive, Parkesburg, PA 19365

Lionville Laboratory
264 Welsh Pool Road, Exton, PA 19341

Additional information on wells is available on the Chester County Website 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.


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.)

Call Police Station (610) 933-5820

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

(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,