Real Estate Taxes

  • PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS: The portion of your bill marked “REMITTANCE COPY” must accompany payment whether paid by mail or in person. Make checks payable to West Chester Area School District. Payment in person: At any branch of Fulton Bank during regular banking hours. For branch locations go to www.fultonbank.com.

    Mail payments to:

    West Chester Area School District
    PO Box 4787
    Lancaster, PA 17604

    Mailed payments – MUST HAVE U.S. POST OFFICE POSTMARK indicating mailing by due date. Postage meter stamps will be accepted ONLY IF CANCELLED BY U.S. POST OFFICE.

    Thornbury Township, Delaware County residents contact your tax collector, Mary Burgoyne at 484-266-1034.

    Beginning with the July 2012 real estate tax billing, the District has contracted with Berkheimer Associates to prepare the real estate tax bills for over 35,000 taxpayers in the West Chester Area School District.  Berkheimer is also contracted by the District for the collection of the taxes for the residents of Chester County. Thornbury Delaware County taxes are collected by Willard McMullin, tax collector. Berkheimer will track the payments throughout the year and will prepare the annual lien list to be sent to the county Tax Claim Office by January 15th for unpaid taxes for the prior year.  After the lien list is submitted to Tax Claim, taxpayers must pay their taxes to their county Tax Claim Bureau. Chester County taxpayers should contact Chester County Tax Claim Bureau (610-344-6360). Delaware County taxpayer should contact Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau (610-891-4284).

    Contact Information:

    (Tax billing information, duplicate bills, payment status, receipts and tax certifications)

    Chester County Residents

    Thornbury Township, Delaware County Residents

    Address:

    325 A North Pottstown Pike
    Exton, PA 19341

    Address:

    Willard McMullin, Tax Collector
    15 Longview Drive
    Thornton, PA 19373

    Phone:

    610-599-3143 or 866-300-1714

    Phone:

    Mary Burgoyne, 484-266-1034

    Tax Certification Requests:

    Mail:    

    Berkheimer
    RET Certification
    50 N. Seventh Street
    Bangor, PA 18013

    Tax Certification Requests:

    Mail:    

    Willard McMullin, Tax Collector
    15 Longview Drive
    Thornton, PA 19373

    E-Mail: RET@hab-inc.com

    Fax:        610-588-5765

     

    If you have received a school real estate tax bill for a property that you no longer own please contact Berkheimer Associates at 610-599-3143 or 866-300-1714.

     It is the taxpayer’s responsibility to make sure bills are received and paid. Please contact Berkheimer Associates if you have not received your bill by July 7th.

    A school real estate tax bill for each property is mailed to the last known postal address of the taxpayer. Tax bills are not mailed to any mortgage company. Berkheimer does work with several different tax service companies who may obtain tax billing information for your property. Contact your mortgage company to find out if you need to forward your bill to them for payment. Many mortgage companies do not pay interim/supplemental bills. Before you send an interim bill to your mortgage company contact them for their policy on payment of interim bills.

    School District Code:

    West Chester Area School District code for income tax purposes is 15900.