Act 247 Referral Application

Under the Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247) any proposed subdivision, land development proposal or ordinance revision, is to be submitted to the County Planning Commission for advisory review. Reviews may be submitted in-person, through the mail, or via the Chesco Self Service online portal.

In-Person or Mail Submittals

Requests for reviews submitted in-person or through the mail must be accompanied by CCPC's Act 247 Referral Application. View application and fee schedule.

Online Submittals

The Chester County Self Service portal, or CSS, allows for the electronic submittal of proposed subdivisions, land developments, ordinance amendments, and comprehensive plan updates. After creating an online account, municipalities can submit digital copies of development plans and ordinances to be reviewed under Act 247.


For reviews requiring a fee, online credit card payments are now accepted. CSS account holders can access the online payment system 24/7 to enter payment information directly. Most major credit card brands are accepted with a 2.25 percent processing fee. Payment by check (mail or in-person) or via credit card at the Planning Commission office also remains available.

Act 537 Sewage Facility Review Application

Act 537 requires that Chester County review any proposed changes to a municipality's sewage facilities plan. CCPC conducts these reviews as part of its environmental planning. View application.

VPP Grant Manual

The VPP Municipal Planning Grant Manual contains the full requirements of the grant program. Learn more and view the application.