Governor Rendell signed Special Session Act 1 of 2006
(PDF), the Taxpayer Relief Act, on June 27, 2006. This law will ease the financial burden of home ownership by providing school districts the means to lower property taxes to homeowners, especially senior citizens
, via the funding provided by gaming revenue. It is anticipated that, ultimately, gaming will generate $1 billion each year for local property tax relief.
In order to be eligible for a property tax reduction, you must have applied for and been approved by the county assessment office for the homestead or farmstead exclusion by March 1st. If you are a new resident or have not previously applied for the Homestead/Farmstead Exclusion, please contact the Chester County Department of Assessment at 610-344-6105.
• Chester County Application for Homestead & Farmstead Exclusion
• Status of Homestead/Farmstead Applications
• Homestead/Farmstead FAQ from Chester County Assessment Office