Taxes & Finances

Downingtown has exercised excellent financial judgment and Mayor Maxwell is proud to have contributed to managing a healthy, sensible, and lean budget, all without compromising any of the borough’s quality of life.

At a Glance


  • Borough taxes have not increased for four years—the longest stretch of any borough in Chester County.
  • To date, Downingtown maintains the highest credit rating allowed for a borough of its size.
  • At the current rate, the borough will be debt-free in just a few years.
  • As debt has decreased, Downingtown has been able to invest in emergency services, public spaces, and parks at no additional cost to taxpayers.