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
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Auditor’s Guide
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      2545 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      1322 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      1312 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      5970 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1103 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      1991 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      1105 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
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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
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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
  1 files      895 downloads
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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
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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
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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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