A sewer and Stream Protection Fee certification is required for all real estate transactions, including refinancing, and all oustanding fees must be paid at the time of settlement.
Certifications are $50 each ($100 total for sewer and SPF) and must be paid at the time the request is made. Certifications will not be provided if payment has not been received. Certification fees should be paid with two, separate $50 checks, both payable to "Borough of West Chester", and mailed or dropped off at Borough Hall:
Borough of West Chester Attn: Finance Department 401 E. Gay Street West Chester, PA 19380
Certifications require three business days to be completed, and are provided electronically to the e-mail address submitted with the request, typically 4-5 days prior to settlement . Please allow for the proper lead-time, ideally 10 business days or more, and drop off/overnight payments if necessary.
Failure to request certifications, or pay oustanding fees, will result in an immediate property lien.