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      713 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
  1 files      1074 downloads
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      1342 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      1398 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      841 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      753 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      4583 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      508 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      1099 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      596 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      671 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      957 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
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Fiscal Management Handbook
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GCLGS Booklet 2017
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2612 downloads
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      771 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      536 downloads
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      533 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      555 downloads
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
  1 files      554 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
  1 files      938 downloads
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      429 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1055 downloads
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Municipal Pension Handbook
  1 files      644 downloads
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Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act
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PA Books Fax Order Form
  1 files      20191 downloads
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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
  1 files      1015 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1083 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      1047 downloads
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Planning Series 05: Technical Information on Floodplain Management
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Planning Series 06: The Zoning Hearing Board
  1 files      1150 downloads
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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
  1 files      991 downloads
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Planning Series 09: The Zoning Officer
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Planning Series 10: Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
  1 files      561 downloads
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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
  1 files      416 downloads
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      800 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
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Tax Collectors Manual
  1 files      5810 downloads
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Taxation Manual
  1 files      6003 downloads
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Township Commissioners Handbook
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Township Supervisors Handbook
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Wireless Telecommunications 2016
  1 files      546 downloads
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