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Supervisors Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney.
Planning Commission Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney.
The Historical Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney.
The Environmental Advisory Commission meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney
The Parks & Recreation Board meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney.
The Sewer Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm, as needed, in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney
The Zoning Hearing Board meets at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month on an as-needed basis in the Township Meeting Room, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney.
The Public is welcome at all meetings.
Various Parks & Rec Events are held throught the year including an Easter Egg Hunt, Memorial Day Ceremony, Founders Day Celebration, Fourth of July Parade, Movies in the Park, Crabfest, Fishing Derby, Fall Festival, Holiday Express Train Ride, and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Most events are held at Thornbury Park. Events are publicized in our quarterly Newsletter, on our website, Facebook page and Twitter.
Various Senior Events are held throughout the year and are listed on the Homepage, Township Events Calendar and on our Senior Events page.
6 Township Drive
Cheyney, PA 19319
Questions? Contact Geoff at (610) 399-8383, Ext. 107
6 Township Drive
Cheyney, PA 19319
Question? Contact Geoff at (610) 399-8383, Ext. 107
Remit payments to:
Thornbury Township Delaware County
6 Township Drive
Cheyney, PA 19319
Quarterly Loan Payment: $228.83 for Brinton Lea District; $242.05 for Fox Lair District
Remit payments to:
Thornbury Township Delaware County, 6 Township Drive, Cheyney, PA 19319
Please include your account number on your check (WL or FL plus property address)
The Township currently does not accept credit cards.
This option is currently not available.
Contact Deb Zitarelli @ 610-399-8383, Ext. 520 or email Deb@thornbury.org for sewer certs.
Recycling is picked up every Wednesday
Clear glass, green glass, brown glass, all plastic (except #3 - PVC & #6 - styrofoam), bimetal cans, aluminum cans, newspaper print, junk mail, office paper, cardboard (not corrugated), telephone books, soft cover books, magazines, and cereal & pizza boxes with plastic paper removed.
No, the Township uses the single-stream method of recycling so all materials can be placed in one container. DO NOT PLACE IN PLASTIC BAGS AS THE CONTRACTOR DOES NOT ACCEPT PLASTIC BAGS AND WILL NOT PICK UP.
Our recycling contractor, Opdenaker Hauling, has partnered with RecycleBank to further enhance our existing recycling program. Opdenaker's newest program rewards you for recycling.
You are not required to participate in the RecycleBank program, but by ordinance you are required to recycle. Residents who are interested must contact Opdenaker at 610-459-3515 (not the Township) to make arrangements to participate. You can also visit the RecycleBank website at www.recyclebank.com for more information.
In Pennsylvania, the General Assembly has empowered political subdivisions of the Commonwealth, at the local level, to levy, assess, and collect certain types of taxes for general revenue purposes. The authority for levying these non-realty taxes was granted to local school districts and municipalities in 1965 through the passage of the Local Tax Enabling Act (LTEA), commonly referred to as “Act 511”. The rate of earned income tax for Thornbury Township (Delaware County) and West Chester Area School District is one percent (1%), and is levied on gross wages and/or net profits from a business or profession.
Keystone Collections Group is the appointed Earned Income Tax Officer for Thornbury Township (Delaware County) and West Chester Area School District. As the appointed Earned Income Tax Collector, Keystone is charged with the duty of administering the Township’s and School District’s taxes. This includes collecting the tax, establishing rules and regulations to fairly enforce such tax and creating accurate tax records and accounts for each taxpayer. Click below for contact information:
The Earned income Tax, commonly called a “Wage Tax”, is usually a tax of one percent (1%) on gross wages and/or net profits from a business or profession. In Home Rule communities, the tax rate may vary and can even be higher than 1%. Typically, individuals who receive “earned income”, including salaries, wages, commissions, bonuses, incentive payments, fees, tips and/or other compensation for services rendered, whether in cash or property, are subject to the tax. In addition, those who conduct businesses, professions and other activities for profit must pay tax on the net profit derived from their operation after deductions have been made of all costs and expenses incurred in conducting said businesses.
Unearned income such as dividends, interest, income from trusts, bonds, insurance and stocks is exempt. Also exempt are payments for third party sick or disability benefits, old age benefits, retirement pay, pensions – including social security payments, public assistance or unemployment compensation payments made by any governmental agency, and any wages or compensation paid by the United States for active service in the forces of the United States, including bonuses or additional compensation for such service. In addition, net profits of corporations are exempt under state law.
No, the tax withheld by your employer will be remitted to your resident taxing jurisdiction. It is still required that our Registration Form be answered by ALL residents.
Any individual working in a jurisdiction that levies the tax on residents and non-residents will have the tax withheld by their employer. If you work in a jurisdiction that does NOT tax non-residents, your employer is only required to withhold for those individuals who live in that jurisdiction. Occasionally, employers located in a jurisdiction where the tax is not levied will volunteer to withhold if your resident jurisdiction levies the tax.
The Earned Income Tax will be collected directly from those who are: 1) self-employed; 2) salaried but self-employed in a side business; or 3) work in a municipality where the tax is not in place. Those persons must file a declaration of the total of such estimated net profits or income, together with the total estimated tax due, with the Earned Income Tax Collector. Proper forms for reporting the quarterly payments will be sent to each person so liable.
Yes. Even if all tax is withheld, or quarterly payments are made, a Local Earned Income Tax Return must be filed by April 15 each year.
State law, as well as the local tax resolutions and/or ordinances, make it a summary criminal offense if a taxpayer fails to file a tax return as required, and subjects the taxpayer to a fine not to exceed $500.00 per offense, plus the cost of prosecution; in default of payment of said fine and costs, the taxpayer may be imprisoned for a period not exceeding thirty (30) days per offense. In addition, distress sale, wage attachment and/or civil suit proceedings may be used to collect any unpaid tax found to be due, and penalties and interest may also be assessed.
West Chester Area School District taxes are due August 31st of each year. Bills for school taxes are sent to your residence.
Delaware County collects current year real estate taxes at the Self Tax Collection Office on the ground floor of the Government Center Building. Taxes can be paid over the counter, via mail, or electronically via E-Zpay.
The County collects current year real estate taxes at the Self Tax Collection Office on the ground floor of the Government Center Building. Taxes can be paid over the counter, via mail, or electronically via E-Zpay.
TD Bank and Wells Fargo Bank (formerly Wachovia) will also accept tax payments. Treasurer's Office hours are from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.
Tax certification claiming that taxes are Paid/Unpaid (County only) for the current year plus a three-year look back is available from this office. There is a service fee of $25.00. Send request with a self addressed, stamped envelope, check and property identification to the address above.
Taxes are for the current calendar year. Tax bills are mailed February 1st.
Taxes are payable:
Unpaid tax bills at year-end are turned over to the county's Tax Claim Bureau for collection starting March 1st.Tax Claim is also the authorized agent for collecting delinquent Municipal and School District taxes.
The formula for taxes due at full amount is: $ of Assessment (times) the County millage rate.
Communicating with the County on Paid/Unpaid taxes is expedited by identifying the digit property parcel number included in all billing and correspondence.
Example: *34-00-05432-01 aka / folio number; aka / property identification number
In this example:
*34 represents the Township/Borough, i.e. Nether Providence
00 subdivision of the larger municipalities
05432 local property ID
01 a subdivision
Of the 200,000 billable properties, 35 % of county taxes are paid via mortgage companies / banks. 65 % via direct mail-in by property owners.
Delinquent tax information can be obtained at Public Access.
The Tax Claim Bureau phone number is (610) 891-4285.