Property Taxes & Assessments

East Brandywine Township Refuse / Recycling


Annual Tax Notices are mailed to property owners during the month of March and are included on the Annual Tax Notice and cover the calendar year (January through December). These fees are payable to "EBT Tax Account." Your Escrow Account should include both items if you receive the service(s). The cost of refuse removal for 2017 is $165.00 per year. The cost for recycling is $70.00 per year. If fees are are not paid by June 30 of each year, the process of filing a lien will begin within 10 days.

Chester County Real Estate Tax


Chester County Tax Bills are mailed to property owners mid January and cover the calendar year. This tax is payable to the County Treasurer and may be included in an escrow account. The tax rate for 2017 is 4.369 mills.


East Brandywine Township Real Estate Tax


Annual Tax Notices are mailed to property owners the first week in March and cover the calendar year.  This tax is payable to "EBT Tax Account," and may be included in an escrow account. The 2017 tax levy for general township general purposes remains 2.500 mills.  New in 2017, the Board of Supervisors has enacted an additional Fire Services Tax (0.415 mills) on all non-exempt properties in the Township.  This Fire Services Tax replaces the Fire Hydrant Tax assessed on properties near fire hydrants, which has been repealed.  The assessment is charged a total of 2.915 mills.


Downingtown Area School District Real Estate Tax


Original Notices are mailed to property owners mid-June and cover the fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).  This tax is payable to the school district and may be included in an escrow account. The current millage rate for 2016/2017 is 27.182 mills.

Interim Real Estate Tax


Interim Tax Notices can be generated at any time during the year as a result of County Assessment of new construction, an improvement to a property, the addition of a pool, deck or garage, etc. Each taxing authority (the School District, County and EBT) will send out an interim bill when a new assessment is completed by Chester County.  Payment of interim bills is the responsibility of the homeowner--There are no funds for this purpose in escrow accounts.


Earned Income Tax


A 1.125% earned income tax will be deducted from your earnings by your employer for 2017. This tax is collected by Keystone Collections Group. (0.625% of this amount is for the Township, and 0.500% is for the Downingtown Area School District).

Local Services Tax


A $52.00 fee for the calendar year 2017 is payable to "Keystone Collections Group" for anyone employed in East Brandywine Township.

Last revised: February 6, 2017