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      1850 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      2685 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      1381 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1194 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      2130 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      1171 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      1587 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      1939 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
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Fiscal Management Handbook
  1 files      2017 downloads
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GCLGS Booklet 2018
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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      1580 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      932 downloads
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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)
  1 files      980 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
  1 files      1964 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2481 downloads
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Municipal Pension Handbook
  1 files      1335 downloads
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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)
  1 files      3950 downloads
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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      1930 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      2057 downloads
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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      1892 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      1324 downloads
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