Who is my Congressman/State Senator/State Representative and their districts and County Commissioners/School District Board?
United States Congress, 2nd District Representative Chaka Fattah
2301 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
State Senator - 17th Senate District Daylin Leach
184 Main Capitol Building
Senate Box 203017
Harrisburg, PA 17120-3017
601 S Henderson Road Ste 208
King of Prussia, PA 19406
148th Legislative District May Jo Daley
815 Fayette Street Ste 200
Conshohocken, PA 19428
House PO Box 202148
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2148
149th Legislative District Tim Briggs 554 Shoemaker Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
House PO Box 202149
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2149
194th Legislative District Pam DeLissio
6511 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19406
House PO Box 202020
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2020
Montgomery County Commissioners
One Montgomery Plaza
Norristown, PA 19404
Josh Shapiro, Chair
Leslie S. Richards, Vice-Chair
Bruce L. Castor, Jr, Commissioner
Board of School Directors
Contact: Jane Guelich
School Administration Building
301 E Montgomery Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003
What Ward/District am I in?
This determination can be made by checking the official Township Ward map available in the Office of the Township Secretary and/or the Planning Department. In addition, both the current polling places and the Commissioners search forms mentioned below will return the Ward number for a street address.
Who is my Commissioner?
Call 610-645-6145 or e-mail the Township Secretary with your street address and the two closest intersecting streets to make this determination. You can also access the Commissioners using a Township search form.
When does the Board and its subcommittees meet and where?
The Board of Commissioners meets in the Board Room of the Township Administration Building, 75 E Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA every third Wednesday at 8:00 PM (except in August when the meeting is held in the community on the first Wednesday). Subcommittees of the Board meet monthly. Monthly calendars with the times and dates of the various weekly Committee meetings are available by contacting the Office of the Township Secretary. Meeting dates and approximate times are also posted on the Township's Government Access Channels (Comcast - Channel 7; Verizon - Channel 37) and on the Township Meetings page of the website. The monthly Board of Commissioners meeting and the Wednesday night subcommittee meetings are cablecast live on Channels 7 and 37.
How do I get to address the Board at a meeting?
Each Board meeting has two public privilege of the floor sessions during which citizens may address the Commissioners. The first session is to address matters appearing on the evening's agenda only. The second session is to address any matter or concern under which the Township has jurisdiction or authority which you may wish to bring to the attention of the Board. There is a three minute time limit for each individual addressing the Board. Sign in sheets are available at the entrance to the Board Room.
Where do I obtain a copy of an Ordinance?
Copies of Ordinances are available in the Office of the Township Secretary. There is a reproduction fee charged.
Where can I find your legal advertising?
Legal ads for Public Hearings, Notices of Intention to Adopt Ordinances, Bidding Proposals and special meetings are currently advertised in the Legal Classifieds - Main Line Life newspaper.
How do I get a copy of the minutes from public meetings?
Minutes from public meetings may be secured by contacting the Office of the Township Secretary 610-645-6145. A reproduction fee is charged.
How do I schedule a meeting with my commissioner?
Contact the Office of the Township Secretary to arrange this at 610-645-6145.
Where can I view the Township Code?
The Township Code is now available in an electronic format and may be viewed in the Township Administration Building and the Ludington Library. It can also be viewed online by using the link from the Codebook Online page. The print edition is available at all six Township libraries
How do I apply for a volunteer appointment to Township Boards and Commissions?
The Township has many Boards and Commissions which are staffed by qualified volunteer residents. Read the Boards and Commissions Handbook and contact the Township Secretary for more information at 610-645-6145.
What time does the Township open/close?
The hours of the Township Administration Building are from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Where can I look at historical records such as minutes and the budget?
The Office of the Township Secretary in the Township Administration Building during normal business hours. The Budget is also available at the six Township libraries and the Past Budgets page of the website contains previous budgets.
What are my obligatios to the Treasurer regarding my property?
As a homeowner within the Township of Lower Merion you are responsible to notify the Treasurer’s office of any mailing address changes and or corrections pertaining to your property location. All notices must be in writing and mailed or sent via fax at 610-645-6152. You may mail or drop off a written request at our office located on the 2nd floor of the Township Administration building. Our mailing address is: Treasurer, Lower Merion Township, 75 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-2376.
When are the tax bills mailed?
Township and County taxes and Solid Waste fees are mailed around January 31. School/Real Estate taxes are mailed July 1. Sanitary Sewer Rent bills are mailed around May 31. If you do not receive a bill within three weeks after the above dates, please call our office at 610-645-6210.
I never received my tax bill, why?
There are many reasons, it may have been requested by a mortgage company, sent to a previous mailing address or to a previous owner. The bill may have even gotten lost in the mail, or sorted in among your "junk" mail.
All residents and organizations are urged to review the mailing address used by the Board of Assessment to send out real estate tax bills. Please find your property at the Property Records website. If your mailing address is incorrect or needs to be changed, please send a signed notice to the Treasurer, Lower Merion Township, 75 E Lancaster Ave, Ardmore PA 19003. Please note that failure to receive a real estate tax bill does not absolve a taxpayer from their obligation to pay their bills in a timely manner.
Why should I pay the flat/penalty when I never received the first bill in time to pay the discount?
It is the homeowner's responsibility to obtain their tax bill. We mail over 20,000 tax bills and we don't know if a particular taxpayer received their bill or if it is returned we many not know the correct mailing address. There are many other reasons that a bill is not received but it is the homeowner’s responsibility to notify us that a bill was not received and to give us the information to send it to the homeowner.
What fees are assessed by the Treasurer's Office for tax administration?
The following fees may be assessed by the Treasurer:
Duplicate bill fee
Copy of receipt
Dishonored check fee
Tax certification fee per year
Expedited tax certification charge
Duplicate payment refund fee
I need tax receipts for the last several years, where do I obtain these?
You can obtain these receipts in the Treasurer's Office. Give us a call and we will instruct you further.
What are your hours?
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Treasurer’s office will be closed on Friday after Thanksgiving.
Where are you located?
Lower Merion Township Building
75 E Lancaster Ave, Second Floor
Ardmore, PA 19003-2376
Can I pay by credit cards or electronic check?
Yes. Payment by credit card can only be made by phone or over the internet and a convenience fee is charged. For payment by credit card taxpayers can go to www.officialpayments.com or call 1-877-568-2937. Payments of school taxes can also be made by electronic check without a fee at www.officialpayments.com/echeck. No partial payments accepted for payments by credit card or echeck.
Why is my Sanitary Sewer Rent bill so high?
The Sanitary Sewer Rent bill is based on actual water consumption from the previous year. Further questions regarding the bill should be directed to the Finance Department at 610-645-6144.