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County Commissioners


County Commissioners’ Office
The three-member Board of Commissioners constitutes the chief governing body of the county. The board, together with its executive staff, manages a large and diverse organization whose mission is to provide quality government services in an efficient, cost effective manner. Elected every four years, the commissioners are responsible for policy making, fiscal management, and the administration of county affairs.

313 West Market Street
Suite 6202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380-0991

Phone: (610) 344-6100
Fax: (610) 344-5995




Terence Farrell and Michelle Kichline

serve as two of our three

County Commissioners.



Mission Statement
To function as the legal custodian of all civil instruments filed with the Court of Common Pleas, in accordance with the laws of civil procedure of the Commonwealth and the Chester County Rules of Court, by maintaining accurate indices and dockets, providing security for the documents, and making them available to the public.

To provide civil case filing services to litigants and the court and provide access to filed documents in a timely and secure manner.

Chester County Prothonotary
201 W. Market Street
Suite 1425
P.O. Box 2746
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

Prothonotary:       8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport Office:    8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




Matt Holliday was elected as Chester County’s Prothonotary in 2015. 



The department has 70 sworn deputies and is led by Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, the county’s first female sheriff — an elected position. The department enforces court orders from common pleas court, holds sheriff property sales, serves protection-from-abuse orders and eviction notices, issues gun permits and transports prisoners. The agency also has a K-9 unit with explosive sniffing dogs and participates in a fugitive task force with U.S. Marshal Service. 



Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh is the first woman to be elected Sheriff of Chester County.



The Office of the Treasurer serves primarily to receive, record and deposit most County funds resulting from payment of taxes, payment due on the sale of various state and county licenses, funds collected in the performance of public services, other state-related revenues (as agent for the State of PA), and payment of judgments and fines.

Our mission is to provide collection, receipt, and deposit services for all funds due to and received by the County of Chester in a courteous, efficient, accurate, accountable and timely manner, and further to provide all other support services as required in a way that allows us to meet the combined needs of community, business and government while operating within the framework of the County's overall mission statement.

Other major functions (related to collection of tax payments) involve generating annual and interim real estate tax invoices, and the processing of resultant payments.  Additional areas of responsibility include:
  • Agent for the state regarding the issuance of licenses for hunting, fishing, pistol permits, and dog ownership
  • Selling licenses for small games of chance
  • Issuing certifications of tax payment
  • Management of the county hotel tax program, including an annual audit of all businesses meeting the legal definition of "hotel"
  • Providing an internal-control function within the county's accounting function, by performing a reconciliation of various bank statements
  • Filing liens for delinquent taxes
  • Distribution of Chester County payroll and accounts payable checks
  • Serving the public in all matters related to our mission and purpose

313 West Market St. Suite 3202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA  19382

Ph: (610) 344-6370
Fx: (610) 344-6359

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm



 Ann Duke was sworn in as Chester County's Treasurer in January of 2010.

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