About the Township


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 2020 census listed 8,289 people living within the township in 3,438 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; a finance department consisting of five people, an administrative staff of two people, a nine 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.


The township budget for 2019 is $8.4m for all revenues and $7.45m 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.


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.