Lower Chichester, Delaware County PA

Located in Southern Delaware County Pennsylvania, Lower Chichester is located on the Delaware border just North of Marcus Hook PA, and is easily accessible from Route I-95.

With a population of approximately 3,500, Lower Chichester is a suburb of Philadelphia that is more like a small town community.

Halloween Update:

The 2020 Township sponsored Kids Halloween party is canceled due to Covid-19.

Please note: The CDC says to Avoid These Halloween Activities:

  • Door-to-Door Trick-or-Treating or Trunk-or-Treat Events
  • Going to a Pumpkin Patch or Taking Hayrides with Strangers
  • Attending Indoor Costume Parties, Haunted Houses & Events with Screaming Crowds

Free Grocery Shopping Services for Seniors in Delaware County

During the COVID-19 pandemic, The County of Delaware Services for the Aging (COSA) and Community Transit are partnering to offer Delaware County seniors an alternative to in-person grocery shopping. Community Transit drivers are available to get grocery lists and payment from seniors and shop and deliver their items.

Seniors can stay in their homes. The cost of the shopping and delivery will be subsidized by COSA. To contact Community Transit for this service, email GroceryDropOff@CTDelco.org or if you do not have access to email call 215-900-2519.

Lower Chichester Township Board of Commissioners would like to thank:

All Police, Fire, and First Responders for the hard work and dedication you have shown and given during this time of crisis

As the saying goes, your only called when someone needs you.

You are needed, respected, and thanked ALWAYS by us.

Urgent Notices - March/April 2020

Due to concerns with the coronavirus, the Township Commissioners and Emergency Management have made the decision to close the Linwood Youth and Senior Centers to all non-essential events and visitors effective IMMEDIATELY and until at least 4/30/2020.

This includes all group events that utilize the gymnasium, community room, senior center, Township meeting room, and Police Department. All groups affected by this decision will be notified directly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the health and safety of our residents comes first.

The Township Office and Police Department employees will continue to work while the offices are closed to non-essential visitors. Thank you.


The Youth Center is closed. Re-open date TBD.

The Senior Center is closed. Re-open date TBD.

Other Notices

It has come to our attention that persons are asking residents to see their UTILITIES BILL TO GET YOUR INFORMATION. Please DO NOT SHOW YOUR BILL OR ANY OTHER DOCUMENT concerning your personal information. ...Thank You, Lower Chichester Commissioners

Thanks to residents of Lower Chichester

Senator Killion Newsletter with COVID-19 Resources

Residents can contact the Township via email at lowerchitwp@comcast.net or call the Township at 610-485-1472 and we will do our best to respond within 24 hours.

For Police/Fire/EMS Emergencies call 911.

For questions regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus call the Pennsylvania Health Department at 1-877-PAHEALTH or 1-877-724-3258, https://www.health.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx.

Proposed Ordinances

Proposed Ordinance No. 2020-02

Meeting Notices

Application of Aqua Pennsylvania Wastewater Inc for Approval of its Acquisition of the Wastewater System Assets of the Delaware County Regional
Water Quality Control Authority Videoconference/Telephonic Public Input Hearings Notice

Videoconference/Telephonic Public Input Hearings Notice - Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m....

The Board of Commissioners of Lower Chichester Township will hold a telephonic public hearing on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Please see the Lower Chichester Township website http://lowerchitwp.com/township/ for information on how the public can participate in the hearing. The purpose of the hearing is to receive comments and recommendations from interested individuals residing within Lower Township regarding the intent of Stretched LLC with an address of 224 Market Street, Lower Chichester Township, PA 19061 to transfer Pennsylvania Liquor License R-2805 from Marcus Hook Borough for use at premises designated at 300 W. Ridge Road, Lower Chichester Township, PA 19061. It is anticipated that the Board of Commissioners will take action at its regular meeting on September 21, 2020.

Board of Commissioners Meetings


Notice is hereby given that the Lower Chichester Township Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020 at 7:30 PM, and all other previously advertised meetings for 2020, will be held by telephone for the purpose of conducting the regular meeting and transacting such other business as may lawfully come before it at that time.

The public may participate in the meeting by submitting written comments to the Township via US mail or by emailing comments to
lowerchitwp@comcast.net on or before October 19, 2020 at 4:00 PM. Any person interested in calling in for the purpose of commenting during the public comment period should call the Township at 610-485-1472 and request the call in information or visit the Township website. The meeting Agenda is available below for download.

Meeting Agenda for Commissioners Meeting on October 19, 2020

Joseph P. Possenti, Jr.
Township Secretary
Lower Chichester Township

Meeting Minutes for Commissioners Meeting on September 21, 2020


Meeting Minutes for Commissioners Meeting on August 17, 2020


Meeting Minutes for Commissioners Meeting on July 20, 2020


Meeting Minutes for Commissioners Meeting on June 15, 2020


(The meetings are typically held the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30pm at the Lower Chichester Municipal Building: 1410 Market St., Linwood PA 19061)

Senior Citizens Informational Meetings

Senior's regular meetings are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at the Senior's Building.
Lunch is held at 12:00
Meeting begins at 1:00

Trash Collection

First Precinct: Tuesday and Friday
Second Precinct: Monday and Thursday

Township History

Lower Chichester Township was settled in 1679, and incorporated as a township in 1682. It became a first class township in 1918. The original township was named after Chichester, an ancient city in the county of Sussex, England. That city was formerly called Cissancester, that is, the city of Cissa, because it was built by Cissa, the King of the South Saxons.

Township Office Holiday Schedule 2020

Lower Chichester Township Office will be closed:
January 1, 2020
January 20, 2020
February 17, 2020
April 10, 2020
April 28, 2020
May 25, 2020
July 3, 2020
September 7, 2020
October 12, 2020
November 3, 2020
November 11, 2020
November 26, 2020
November 27, 2020
December 24, 2020
December 25, 2020

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