Borough offices will be closed on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1. There is NO change in the trash/recycling pickup day.

Borough offices will be closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 15. There is NO change in the trash/recycling pickup day.


The Borough is migrating to a new accounting software program in January. This includes credit card/e-check processing. During the transition, we will be unable to process online sewer/refuse payments. The new system should be online by January 12. This change-over will also cause a delay in sewer/trash billing. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during the transition.

Congratulations to the winners of the Parks & Rec Commission Home for the Holidays Contest: First Place: 613 Highland Avenue; Second Place: 16 Lloyd Avenue; Third Place: 620 East Lancaster Avenue. Thank you to all that participated and voted this year!


Christmas Tree Pick-Up: The Borough Public Works Department will be picking up Christmas trees on Tuesdays and Thursdays (weather permitting), January 4 through February 1. Borough residents may also drop off Christmas trees at the Borough at the back end of the complex, near the Public Works Building. Look for the sign that says Christmas Tree Drop Off. DO NOT PUT TREES IN THE YARD WASTE DUMPSTER. Make sure all decorations, wire, tinsel, and stands are removed.

Winter Weather Info: It's that time of year! All information about snow emergencies and residents' responsibility for snow removal can be found on Winter Weather page of our website here: WinterWeather. Remember, you can also sign up to get Snow Emergency notifications sent right to your phone or email by signing up at ReadyChesco.org and selecting Downingtown Borough alerts/Snow Emergencies.

Upcoming Events (The full list can be found on the EVENTS page of our website here.)

Downingtown Farmers Market: January schedule:

JANUARY 13, 27 | KERR PARK 10AM - 12PM

You can view the full Winter schedule on their website at www.growingrootspartners.com/downingtown

Borough Council News

Council News

  • The 2018 Reorganization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 2. (There is no meeting on 1/3/18)This will be the only Council meeting in January.
  • Borough Council adopted the 2018 budget of $11.5 million without a tax increase.

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Borough of Downingtown
4 W. Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335