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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Wireless Telecommunications 2016
  1 files      380 downloads
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Township Supervisors Handbook
  1 files      995 downloads
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Township Commissioners Handbook
  1 files      2411 downloads
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Taxation Manual
  1 files      1059 downloads
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Tax Collectors Manual
  1 files      4717 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
  1 files      638 downloads
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      597 downloads
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Regional Offices Factsheet
  1 files      190 downloads
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Referendum Handbook
  1 files      851 downloads
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Purchasing Handbook
  1 files      875 downloads
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Public Works Manual
  1 files      481 downloads
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Planning Specifically for Agriculture
  1 files      451 downloads
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Planning Series 10: Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
  1 files      370 downloads
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Planning Series 09: The Zoning Officer
  1 files      639 downloads
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Planning Series 08: Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania
  1 files      732 downloads
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Planning Series 07: Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances
  1 files      1034 downloads
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Planning Series 06: The Zoning Hearing Board
  1 files      836 downloads
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Planning Series 05: Technical Information on Floodplain Management
  1 files      415 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      753 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      590 downloads
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Planning Series 02: The Planning Commission in Pennsylvania
  1 files      733 downloads
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Planning Series 01: Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania
  1 files      548 downloads
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968)
  1 files      1774 downloads
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PA Books Fax Order Form
  1 files      16202 downloads
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Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act
  1 files      688 downloads
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Municipal Pension Handbook
  1 files      444 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      764 downloads
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      304 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
  1 files      647 downloads
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
  1 files      377 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      373 downloads
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      370 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      375 downloads
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      481 downloads
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
  1 files      415 downloads
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2363 downloads
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GCLGS Booklet 2017
  1 files      5351 downloads
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Fiscal Management Handbook
  1 files      720 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
  1 files      481 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      710 downloads
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      470 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
  1 files      823 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      430 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      536 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      297 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      696 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      539 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      614 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      1051 downloads
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      982 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
  1 files      777 downloads
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Administering Police Services in Small Communities
  1 files      498 downloads
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Address Search Application Instructions Pdf
  1 files      41751 downloads
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Act 47: Municipalities Financial Recovery Act
  1 files      387 downloads
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