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
  1 files      52075 downloads
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Administering Police Services in Small Communities
  1 files      659 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      1240 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      1303 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      797 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      698 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      4062 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      458 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      989 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      549 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
  1 files      1076 downloads
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      620 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      884 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
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      699 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      489 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      506 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      856 downloads
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      395 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      989 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
  1 files      948 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1024 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      977 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
  1 files      933 downloads
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Planning Series 09: The Zoning Officer
  1 files      801 downloads
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Planning Series 10: Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
  1 files      514 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
  1 files      1104 downloads
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Regional Offices Factsheet
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      744 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
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Tax Collectors Manual
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Taxation Manual
  1 files      5894 downloads
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Township Commissioners Handbook
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Township Supervisors Handbook
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Wireless Telecommunications 2016
  1 files      500 downloads
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