Finance

The Finance Department is responsible for the management of the Township’s money, from accounts payable/receivable and payroll to contributing to the Township’s strategic decision-making. Functions include budgeting, financial reporting, billing for sewer and trash/recycling fees, tax collection, and ensuring audits are conducted. 

Taxes


Township real estate tax bills are mailed to property owners in February. Keystone Collections Group collects the Township's real estate, earned income and local services taxes. Chester County collects the Township real estate transfer tax.

Other tax bills, such as county or school district real estate taxes are levied by organizations other than West Whiteland Township. 

NOTE: Keystone Collections, the appointed tax collector for all Chester County municipalities and school districts, has extended the filing deadline for 2019 local earned income tax returns and first quarter 2020 estimate payments to align with the federal filing deadline of July 15. Keystone will not apply penalty and interest on tax year 2019 final return payments nor first quarter 2020 estimates until after July 15, 2020. For more information or to file your 2019 local earned income tax returns, visit https://www.keystonecollects.com/.


More information about taxes


Sewer, Trash & Recycling Billing



Homeowners have several options to pay your annual bill for sewer service and/or trash and recycling collection. You can pay your bill online with no additional fees or opt into an installment plan of three separate payments. You may also sign up for recurring payment via ACH. 

More information about sewer and trash/recycling billing

Moody's Aaa Bond Rating


West Whiteland Township has a Aaa (Stable Outlook) bond rating. This is Moody’s highest possible rating. The Township has maintained this rating since 2016.

In determining its rationale for the rating upgrade, Moody’s pointed to West Whiteland’s strong and growing tax base, healthy reserves, sound financial policies and strong management. Conservative budgeting, low debt levels, long-term planning and a commitment to maintaining strong reserves all contributed to Moody’s confidence in West Whiteland’s ability to sustain a strong financial position.