About the Township

Location


Kennett Township is located in southern Chester County and encompasses approximately 15.6 miles of land area. It borders the state of Delaware on its southern border and the townships of New Garden, East Marlborough, and Pennsbury. The 2010 census listed 7,565 people living within the township in 2,526 housing units.

Township Offices


Kennett Township is a second-class Pennsylvania Township governed by a three-person board of supervisors elected to staggered six-year terms. It has a full-time Township manager who also fills the position of secretary and treasurer, administrative staff of three people, a seven officer Police Department, and a full-time zoning officer and building inspector. The township maintains its own maintenance garage with a full-time roadmaster and 5 maintenance employees.

Finances


The township budget for 2017 is $8.2m for all revenues and $7.9m for all expenses. Revenue is generated through a property tax, an earned income tax, and state funds earmarked for townships. More information on the current tax structure can be viewed here.

Committees


Various volunteer committees serve the township. More information on committees can be viewed on the Boards and committee page.

New Residents


If you are a new resident, or thinking about moving to this area, please refer to the new resident page which will provide a wealth of information concerning living in the township in beautiful Brandywine Valley.