As permitted by law, the Board of Supervisors may contract with a certified or competent accountant or firm to conduct the audit, according to generally accepted principles of accounting. To the contrary, the elected Board of Auditors conducts their audit according to general principles of law.
The Board of Auditors may function as a quasi-judicial body to hear cases involving financial loss to the township as caused by any elected or appointed official, who have acted in a violation of law or beyond the scope of their office. The board may also audit any special accounts or perform any other duties incumbent with the requirements of office.
To report a fallen tree, pot hole, or damaged street sign, please contact Frank Starr at (610) 637-1919.
When possible, during snowstorms it is recommended that all vehicles are parked in your driveway or off street to facilitate snow removal and allow snowplows to plow the full width of the road.
No registration is required. All residents are invited to attend events. Events are published on this website and information is available at the Bethel Township Offices and the Park and Recreation Board. Upcoming Events
There are a variety of events for all ages, including an egg hunt for children in the spring, the Annual Corn Boil in August, and lunch with Santa in December. Upcoming Events
No. Parks are available for recreational use by all township residents. Organized sports activities at Bethel Community park do require a permit. Permits are available from the Park and Recreation Board and the Bethel Township offices.
View the current zoning map for the township. Bethel Township Zoning Map
Attend the next monthly public Planning Commission Meeting held on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Bethel Township Building, review the upcoming agenda, or review the application at the township office.
If you see anything out of the ordinary, please call 9-1-1 or submit a report online. Our citizens know their community and neighborhoods better than anyone, and if something isn’t just right, they are the first to recognize it. Even the smallest piece of information police are able obtain from investigating a suspicious person or condition could solve a crime later.
The reverse side of the defendant copy of the citation lists your rights and obligations. If you were issued a citation, you have the right to a hearing before the District Justice. Complete the mail-in portion of the form and send it to:
District Court 32-2-49
485 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Notices are mailed to property owners quarterly (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1). Payment is due within 30 days. A penalty of $11.50 plus 10% interest is imposed for payments received after the due date. Under current law, there are no provisions for waiver of late fees and finance charges. Resolution 2013-01: Payments that are processed via the lockbox service on behalf of the Authority or received by the Authority directly, up to three days after expiration of the thirty (30) day payment deadline, will be deemed to be a payment within such period.
You may pay your bill in person at the office during normal business hours or by mail. The ability to make payments online is currently being developed, but is not available at this time.
For emergencies like a sewer line collapse or main break, contact Aqua Wastewater at (610) 637-7077, (610) 459-5942, (610) 690-2299, or (610) 496-3923. Additionally, you may leave a message on the Sewer Authority’s answering service by calling (610) 358-5893.
The owner(s) of the property is/are responsible for paying the taxes. Failure to receive a bill does not alleviate you from the responsibility. Contact the Tax Collector at (610) 888-0809 for a copy of the invoice. If your funds are held in escrow, be certain to check with your servicer and your loan documents to determine responsibility to avoid duplicate or missed payments.
If paying in person, bring both copies of the bill and you will receive a date stamped copy; by mail, send both copies of bill with your check and a self-addressed envelope and a date stamped copy will be mailed to you; by email, send a request to the tax collector (be certain to include your name, address, folio, and/or parcel number) and you will receive an imaged receipt.
For these type of issues, you must send a written request to:
Delaware County Board of Assessment
201 W. Front St.
Media, PA 19063
Be sure to include the nature of your request, your name, and property folio number. Ph: (610 )891-4879.
An interim tax bill is issued when there is a change in the assessed value of the property. Examples might include tax appeal, new or resale of homes, or additional construction to property. These are to be paid by the due date reflected on the bill.
A 2 % reduction from the face amount is offered for taxes paid during the 60- day period prior to the due date. A 10% penalty on the face amount is incurred during the 60-day period following the due date. Unpaid taxes at the end of the year may result in additional penalties, potential liens and further legal proceedings.
No. Payments are deposited promptly upon receipt. If a payment is returned for insufficient funds, a $10 service fee in addition to bank fees may be imposed.
Contact Zoning Officer Stephen J. Wasylyszyn, PLS, at the Bethel Township Office at (610) 459-1529, and he will provide you with the appropriate application.
The Zoning Hearing Board meets on an as-needed basis. Meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month when cases are scheduled.
All property owners within 500 feet of the property submitting a zoning variance will be notified. Also the notice of zoning application is advertised twice in the local newspaper and at least one week prior to the Zoning Board Hearing.