The Library

A collection of handbooks, guidelines, reports, publications and other documents relating to local government and community services and programs.

The Library is the main repository for any and all informational materials from DCED, from tax forms and program guidelines to local government resources and industry profiles. Use the folders on the left to explore a particular category. If you are not able to find what you are looking for, please feel free to contact us.

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Act 47: Municipalities Financial Recovery Act
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Address Search Application Instructions Pdf
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Administering Police Services in Small Communities
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Auditor’s Guide
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      1184 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      1260 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      770 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      677 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      4026 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      442 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      904 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      527 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
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Debt Management Handbook
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      852 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
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Fiscal Management Handbook
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GCLGS Booklet 2017
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      656 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      470 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      484 downloads
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
  1 files      481 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      385 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
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Municipal Pension Handbook
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Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act
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PA Books Fax Order Form
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968)
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Planning Series 01: Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania
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Planning Series 02: The Planning Commission in Pennsylvania
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      985 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
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Planning Series 05: Technical Information on Floodplain Management
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Planning Series 06: The Zoning Hearing Board
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Planning Series 07: Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances
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Planning Series 08: Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania
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Planning Series 09: The Zoning Officer
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Planning Series 10: Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
  1 files      494 downloads
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Planning Specifically for Agriculture
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Public Works Manual
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Purchasing Handbook
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Referendum Handbook
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Regional Offices Factsheet
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      719 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
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Tax Collectors Manual
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Taxation Manual
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Township Commissioners Handbook
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Township Supervisors Handbook
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Wireless Telecommunications 2016
  1 files      483 downloads
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