Local Government Laws

Local government laws in Pennsylvania

Name
Borough Code - Act 581 of 1965
Local Government Unit Debt Act – Title 53 Part VII**
Boundary Change Law - 53 Pa CSA §§ 731-741
County Code - Act 130 of 1955
First Class Township Code - Act 331 of 1931
Home Rule Charter and Optional Plan Law - Title 53 Chapter 29
Home Rule Charter and Optional Plan Law - Title 53 Chapter 30
Home Rule Charter and Optional Plan Law - Title 53 Chapter 31
Intergovernmental Cooperation Law - Title 53 Chapter 23
Local Tax Enabling Act - Act 511 of 1965
Municipal Authorities Law - Title 53 Chapter 56
Municipalities Financial Recovery Act - Act 47 of 1987
Municipalities Planning Code - Act 247 of 1968
Optional Third Class City Charter Law - Act 399 of 1957
Second Class City Law - Act 14 of 1901
Second Class County Code - Act 230 of 1953
Second Class Township Code - Act 69 of 1933
Third Class City Code - Act 317 of 1931
Right to Know Law - Act 3 of 2008
Sunshine Act - 65 Pa. C.S. § 701
Uniform Construction Code - Act 45 of 1999


**Additional resources relating to Local Government Unit Debt Act

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