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      1888 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
  1 files      2687 downloads
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      2799 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      2668 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      1419 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1296 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      2216 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      1212 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
  1 files      2535 downloads
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      1648 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      1983 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
  1 files      1300 downloads
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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
  1 files      1695 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      962 downloads
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      1088 downloads
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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
  1 files      2057 downloads
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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
  1 files      31327 downloads
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968)
  1 files      4149 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
  1 files      1911 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1985 downloads
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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      1942 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      1358 downloads
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