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
  1 files      1846 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      2675 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      1375 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1188 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      2121 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      1163 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      1933 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
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Fiscal Management Handbook
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GCLGS Booklet 2018
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
  1 files      1090 downloads
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Local Government Fact Sheet
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
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Manual for County Commissioners
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2460 downloads
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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
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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
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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      1885 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
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