610-255-0634 (Phone)
610-255-0492 (Fax)

Welcome to Elk Township, Chester County PA.  The physical address for Elk Township is 952 Chesterville Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352 (intersection of Route 841 and Route 472).  The mailing address for Elk Township is P.O. Box 153, Lewisville, PA 19351.

The Board of Supervisors meetings are held the first Monday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Township Building.  The Planning Commission meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30 at the Township Building. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend a meeting and require auxiliary aide, service or other accommodation to participate in any meeting, please contact the Township Secretary at 610-255-0634 to discuss how Elk Township may best accommodate your needs.

The Township Office is open 1:00 to 4:00 on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and also by appointment (please call and let the Township Secretary know if you’d like to schedule an appointment).  

SPOTTED LANTERNFLY QUARANTINE:  The Chester County Health Department would like to make municipalities aware that Chester County is quarantined for Spotted Lanternfly. The quarantine is in place to stop the movement of this pest to new areas and to slow its spread within the quarantine. The quarantine affects a variety of plant, wood and stone products.

The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect new to the United States. Spotted Lanternflies are native to Southeast Asia, but they have been introduced to other areas of Asia as well—including to Korea, where Spotted Lanternflies are a major pest to agriculture to include major destruction of grapes, fruit-bearing trees and other plants. SLF are reproducing quickly in our area of south-eastern Pennsylvania, and Spotted Lanternflies have the potential to become a major threat to Pennsylvania’s agriculture and forestry industries.

The PA Department of Agriculture quarantine directs citizens and municipal authorities to follow guidelines to prevent the movement of SLF at any stage of development. These guidelines direct citizens to inspect all wood and vegetation that might leave the quarantined municipality. In addition, these guidelines direct citizens to inspect vehicles, trailers, and other mobile equipment prior to moving such equipment out of the quarantine.

Municipalities are encouraged to learn more about the Spotted Lanternfly, the quarantine, and available resources:


  • Chester County Health Department:


Contact the Chester County Health Department at 610-344-6225 for guidance.

State Road Bridge Replacement:  Penn DOT will commence construction on the existing State Road Bridge over the Little Elk Creek on October 4th, 2017.  Penn DOT will set in place a road closure with a detour and expects to complete the project in the fall of 2018.

CERT Basic Training Course:  CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will host basic training designed to help prepare people to help themselves and others in the event of a catastrophic disaster.  The classes will be held on April 2nd through June 2nd at the Chester County Public Safety Training Campus in Coatesville, PA.  The registration deadline is Monday, March 1st unless the class fills early.  Please click on the following for further information:  CERT Training Spring 2018

Chester County Introduces New Smart911:  Chester County’s Director of the Department of Emergency Services, Robert J. Kagel, has introduced Smart911, a new emergency preparedness program.  Smart911 is a free services available to keep you and your family safer.  Smart911 lets you create a private and secure profile for your family, including any information you want 9-1-1 to have during an emergency.  You can include details such as a list of family members, photos, medical notes, pets and emergency contacts.  In an emergency seconds can save lives.  Take a few seconds now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com.