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      316 downloads
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Township Supervisors Handbook
  1 files      896 downloads
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Township Commissioners Handbook
  1 files      2340 downloads
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Taxation Manual
  1 files      949 downloads
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Tax Collectors Manual
  1 files      4195 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
  1 files      542 downloads
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      526 downloads
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Regional Offices Factsheet
  1 files      87 downloads
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Referendum Handbook
  1 files      753 downloads
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Purchasing Handbook
  1 files      781 downloads
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Public Works Manual
  1 files      416 downloads
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Planning Specifically for Agriculture
  1 files      394 downloads
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Planning Series 10: Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
  1 files      318 downloads
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Planning Series 09: The Zoning Officer
  1 files      567 downloads
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Planning Series 08: Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania
  1 files      624 downloads
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Planning Series 07: Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances
  1 files      928 downloads
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Planning Series 06: The Zoning Hearing Board
  1 files      734 downloads
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Planning Series 05: Technical Information on Floodplain Management
  1 files      361 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      660 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      499 downloads
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Planning Series 02: The Planning Commission in Pennsylvania
  1 files      645 downloads
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Planning Series 01: Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania
  1 files      475 downloads
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968)
  1 files      1596 downloads
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PA Books Fax Order Form
  1 files      15312 downloads
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Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act
  1 files      594 downloads
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Municipal Pension Handbook
  1 files      371 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      670 downloads
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      259 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
  1 files      559 downloads
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
  1 files      311 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      319 downloads
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      320 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      314 downloads
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      393 downloads
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
  1 files      352 downloads
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2277 downloads
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GCLGS Booklet 2015 – 2016
  1 files      4935 downloads
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Fiscal Management Handbook
  1 files      639 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
  1 files      416 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      632 downloads
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      408 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
  1 files      745 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      364 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      406 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      227 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      612 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      476 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      555 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      932 downloads
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      857 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
  1 files      696 downloads
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Administering Police Services in Small Communities
  1 files      416 downloads
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Address Search Application Instructions Pdf
  1 files      38323 downloads
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Act 47: Municipalities Financial Recovery Act
  1 files      328 downloads
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