Finance & Tax Office

Councilman Morgan

Councilman William Morgan

Tax Deadline Extended: May 31, 2020

The city of Chester will grant a 2% discount to anyone who pays their taxes by May 31, 2020. 

Residents who wish to pay their tax bill during this time can drop off payment at the drive-thru service window, located on the east side of the building Monday – Friday from 9am – 2pm. Payments can also be mailed. 

Taxes are determined by the City Assessor, who determines the fair market value on a property and then applies a ratio to the value, which determines the assessment. The assessment is then applied to millage for every 1000 of the assessed value to equal the tax amount.

City Property Tax

City Property Tax Bills for the year 2019 will be mailed out on or before March 1, 2020.

Last payment date of discount period: April 30, 2020.

Last payment date of face value for City Property Tax Bills: June 30, 2020.

Last Payment of City Property Taxes for 2020 (with penalty): February 15, 2021

Payment with penalty begins: July 1, 2020 and ends February 15, 2021

No payments are accepted by the City of Chester after February 15, 2021.

Payment arrangements must be made with the Delaware County Tax Claim Bureau following this date.

Mailing Address/Office Location:

Treasurer’s Office
City Hall
1 Fourth Street
Chester, PA 19013

Office Hours Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00pm.  City Hall is closed on holidays.

Make check or money order payable to the City Treasurer, no cash please. You can address any questions or concerns regarding your City Real Estate Taxes to the Treasurer’s office at 610-447-7801.

*Partial payments are accepted. (No set amount)

Earned Income Tax (EIT)

Resident rate 2.75% of gross wages.
Non-resident rate 2.00% of gross wages.
All residents are required to file a FINAL if the residents taxes are being withheld by the employer.
Residents who are not having the tax withheld MUST file quarterly estimates and a FINAL return.


  • EIT Resident                                                 2.75%
  • EIT Non-Resident                                         2.00%
  • BPT (Wholesale)                                            2 mils (.2%)
  • BPT (Retail)                                                   3 mlls (.3%)
  • Local Services Tax                                         $52.00
  • Real Estate                                                     32.7712 mils
  • Library Tax                                                    1.5 mils
  • Rubbish Fee                                                   $175

Questions about wage taxes? Please contact Keystone Collections at 1-866-539-1100