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Welcome to the official website of the Township of Ridley.

Please use this website for news and information about Ridley Township.

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A little history about Ridley Township - Originally settled in 1644 by the Swedes and then the Dutch in 1655, the area was known as 'Amos land'. In 1682, John Simcock of Ridley, Chesire, England, purchased some 2,875 acres from William Penn and named the area after his hometown. Ridley was first recognized as a Township in 1687 and became a first-class Township March of 1906.

Area: 5.27 sq. miles
Population: 30,768 (2010 Census)
School District: Ridley

*15 miles or approx. 35 minutes from Center City, Philadelphia


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The Ridley Township Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the American Red Cross, is hosting a blood drive on Monday, August 16, 2021, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Ridley's Creekside Center. The original blood drive on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, has been rescheduled due to staffing. Register today:


  • Fully vaccinated individuals including staff and blood donors will no longer need to wear face masks or social distance.

  • Unvaccinated individuals will continue to be required to wear face masks and social distance.

  • Proof of vaccination will not be a requirement. We trust that our blood donors will provide honest responses – it's what our eligibility process is built upon. We will continue to rely on the honesty of our blood donors when it comes to COVID-19 vaccination and face masks.

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Ridley Township will accept comments from the public beginning on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, and extending through Friday, August 27, 2021, associated with the Township’s Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as a component of the Township’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit to Discharge Stormwater from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). The PRP will outline in general terms the Township’s 5-year plan to reduce sediment loadings from the MS4 stormwater discharges. The PRP will be available for public review on the Ridley Township website. Comments should be provided in writing and delivered in person, via e-mail, or U.S.P.S. and addressed to Joseph A. Ryan, Township Manager, 100 E. MacDade Boulevard, Folsom, PA 19033. Comments received after August 27, 2021, will not be considered by the Township Commissioners.

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Ridley Township property owners who believe their property’s revised tax assessment valuation may be incorrect may appeal to the Delaware County Board of Assessment by August 2, 2021, at 4:00 pm. There is no fee for filing an assessment appeal.

Click here for a 2022 appeal form: - If you do not have access to the internet or a printer, you can pick up a copy of the form at the Delaware County Assessor’s Office at the Government Center Building, 201 W. Front Street, Media, PA, or call the Delaware County Assessor’s Office at 610-891-5127 and ask that one be sent to you.

For more information, visit the Delaware County website at –

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Delaware County’s May 7th COVID-19 Update

The Chester County Health Department supports the updated Universal Face Covering Order issued by Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health on May 3, 2021, with the following modification: Individuals engaging in high exertion OUTDOOR activities, including but not limited to, athletics, exercise, or play activities, are NOT required to wear masks when actively engaged in those activities.
Information on the order can be found here:

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