Township and Police Administration: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Building Permit Applications will not be taken after 4:00 p.m.) Public Works: 6:30 a.m. to 3:20 p.m.
How do I get to the Township Building?
The Tredyffrin Township Municipal Complex is located at 1100 DuPortail Road, Berwyn. Go to Directions.
Can I reserve a meeting room at the Township Building?
The Township offers two meeting rooms for public use, free of charge: Keene Hall, which seats about 100 and the Community Meeting Room, which seats about 35. These rooms are available to nonprofit and community groups in Tredyffrin Township on a first-come, first-serve basis, although Township events have priority. All equipment is to be provided by the group signing out the facility.
Meeting rooms are available weekdays only. In order to reserve a room, call the Township at 610-644-1400 to ensure the date and time are available for your meeting. No reservations will be accepted until Township meeting dates have been approved at the first Board of Supervisors meeting of the year.
Who are the supervisors and members of various Township boards?
Members of each of the Township boards and committees are listed on the Township website. Go to Boards & Authorities.
What are the meeting dates and times for the Township boards?
Meeting dates and times for each of the Townships boards and committees are listed on the Township website. Go to Boards & Authorities.
What is on the Board of Supervisors agenda?
Agendas for the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing Board, Historical Commission and Park & Recreation Board are available on the Township website. Minutes for each of these groups, except the Zoning Hearing Board, are also available online. Go to Boards & Authorities.
Where do I vote?
A voting map and list of precincts is located on the Township website. For more information, contact Chester County Voter Services at (610) 344-6410. Go to Voting.
You can determine your property’s zoning classification by conducting a search of your address or parcel number here. The regulations for each specific zoning district can be found in the Township’s Zoning Ordinance here. For additional questions, please call 610-644-1400 or email email@example.com.
I need a copy of my plot plan. Can I get it from the Township?
A Right-to-Know Request is required to obtain a copy of a plan. You can submit your request here. If available, we will pull the file for your review. We may not always have plot plans on file at the Township Building. You can also contact the Recorder of Deeds office at the County at 610-344-6000.
Is there a fee for a contractor to register in the Township?
A $75 annual fee is required for all commercial contractors, plumbers and new home builders.
How long does it take to get a permit?
The average turnaround for permit processing is 2-3 weeks.
I need to obtain a permit within a week. Can I do that?
An expedited review is available for an additional fee of 1.5% of the permit fee.
Does specific building/construction, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, etc. work require a permit?
Most projects do require a permit. Click here or contact the Township's Building Inspections Department to determine whether or not you need a permit for your project. Contact the Department at firstname.lastname@example.org, (610) 408-3610 or (610) 408-3615.
Do I need a permit for a fence?
If the fence is higher than 48"/4', then a permit is required. You need to complete the application for a zoning permit, which can be found here. For additional information, please refer to Zoning Ordinance 208-119.
Do I need a permit for a shed?
Yes. You will need to complete the application for a zoning permit, which can be found here. The permit requirements are attached to the application. For additional information, please refer to Zoning Ordinance 208-112.
Does siding require a permit?
Does stucco require a permit?
I'm finishing my basement. Do I need to put in an egress?
If there is going to be a bedroom/sleeping area, then a means of exit is required in the form of a properly sized window or door. Otherwise, the front door is sufficient as a means of exit.
How can I find out where the easement is on my property?
Information on easements is available at the Chester County Recorder of Deeds office. They can be reached at 610-344-6000.
Can I have livestock/poultry (chickens, etc.) on my property?
Only if the requirements under zoning ordinances 208-12B and 208-12G under Use Regulations are met.
*LIVESTOCK and/or POULTRY animals, excluding wild or dangerous animals, raised and/or maintained for sale, resale or breeding, including pigs and goats. Poultry includes fowl raised for meat or eggs; chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and the like. Livestock and poultry are not household pets.
There are diagrams showing location of sewer lines for most properties in the Township. Stop by the Township building and a staff member will pull your property card and show you where it is.
My sewer line is blocked, what do I do?
The line from the street to the building is the responsibility of the property owner and a plumber should be called to clear any blockages. If there is a blockage in the sewer main, the Township will have it cleared.
I did not own my property for all of the previous year. Why did I receive a sewer bill for the entire year?
Sewer rent is pro-rated at settlement by your title company. Because we back bill, the seller should give the buyer their portion of the sewer rent due for the year and the new owner will receive and pay the full year's bill. You should check your settlement sheet to make sure this did happen. If you have questions or concerns, you should call the title company for assistance.
I sold my property, what should I do with the sewer bill?
Because we do not always get title transfers before the sewer utility billing is made, we do not always have the proper names and mailing addresses for our sewer notices. Please return the notice to the Township Sewer Revenue Office stating you are no longer the property owner, and include the new owner's name, if you know it.
My name and/or mailing address have changed and I did not get a bill. What should I do?
Call or email the Sewer Revenue Office and ask for a reprint of your bill. Failure to receive a bill does not forgive your sewer rental due. It is the responsibility of the property owner to notify the sewer revenue office of any change of address. The notices are mailed to the last known address for each property. For change of address please submit this form to the Sewer Revenue Office.
How long do I have to pay my bill?
Sewer utility bills are due 30 days after the billing date. This date will be printed on the notice.
What happens if my sewer bill payment is late?
A 10 percent penalty will be added to the amount due if your payment is late. Payments must be received in the Township Sewer Revenue Office within 30 days of the billing date. After 60 days, interest will be added to the amount due at a rate of 0.5% per month or fraction thereof until paid.
What if I do not pay my sewer utility bill?
If sewer utility bills become one year past due, the property owner will be sent a reminder letter. If payment is not received, a lien will be filed against the property with an additional charge of $125 in penalty and filing fees. This lien will stay in place until the lien amount is paid in full.
How much will my sewer bill be?
The sewer utility fee is a flat rate and has nothing to do with water usage. Each single family dwelling is billed at 1 EDU. Commercial buildings are billed by calculating EDUs. (see Chapter 163-7 of the Township Codified Ordinance: "Sewers, Utilities, and Sewage Disposal" - Schedule A and B).
Why does my bill say it is for the previous year?
The Township back bills for sewage usage.
Does my mortgage company pay my sewer utility bill?
Most mortgage companies do not pay sewer utility bills from your escrow account. This is a utility, not a tax.
When do I receive my sewer bill?
Sewer utility bills are mailed out on or about April 1st of each year.
May I receive a tax or sewer certification for closing, refinancing, etc.?
Where can I find information about crime in Tredyffrin Township?
The Tredyffrin Township Police Department provides this information to the Pennsylvania State Police for dissemination to the public via their uniform crime reporting website.
Where can I find information about criminal arrest records?
The Pennsylvania State Police are the central repository for criminal history information in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Police website details the steps for obtaining criminal history information.
Where can I find answers regarding my Pennsylvania Drivers' License or vehicle registration?
How do I obtain a copy of an accident report or incident report?
You can mail your request to:
Tredyffrin Township Police Department
1100 DuPortail Road
Berwyn, PA 19312
In your request, include a self-addressed stamped envelop and a check or money order for $15 made payable to Tredyffrin Township. Also include the date of the accident or incident, location, incident number and/or name of the complainant or operator of the vehicle.
Processing time is generally three to five working days. You may also stop at the Tredyffrin Township Police Department to pick up your report Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please call (610) 644-3221 with your request so the report is available upon arrival.
What should I do about a dead animal (deer, fox, squirrel, bird, etc.) in my yard?
Contact either the Tredyffrin Township Police Department at 610-644-3221 or the Chester County Department of Health at 610-344-6452. Go to the Animal Control page for additional information.
Where are the District Courts?
District Court 15-4-01
Judge Analisa Sondergaard
West Valley Business Center
950 W. Valley Road, Suite 3100
Wayne, PA 19087
No. The Township asks property owners, where possible, to compost leaves on their property. Your trash hauler will typically designate specific dates that they will pick up leaves. Tredyffrin Township does have a compost site for residents to drop off leaves. It is open for specified period of time in the spring and fall. Go to compost site; go to trash hauler page.
Does the Township require residents and businesses to recycle?
Yes. The Township requires residents to recycle newspaper, glass, aluminum, and leaves. Businesses are required to recycle office paper, cardboard, aluminum and leaves. Haulers may collect additional recyclable materials or may substitute one item for another, if there is not much demand. Go to Trash & Recycling.
Does the Township provide trash hauling?
No. The Township licenses private haulers to pick up trash and recyclables in the Township. A resident may choose any hauler licensed by the Township. Go to Trash Haulers.