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      64319 downloads
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Administering Police Services in Small Communities
  1 files      1071 downloads
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Auditor’s Guide
  1 files      1525 downloads
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Borough Council Handbook
  1 files      1747 downloads
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Borough Mayor’s Manual
  1 files      1826 downloads
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Boundary Change Procedures
  1 files      1045 downloads
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Business Taxes 2016
  1 files      963 downloads
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Citizen’s Guide to Pennsylvania Local Government Pdf
  1 files      5455 downloads
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City Government in Pennsylvania
  1 files      736 downloads
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Civil Service Guide for PA Municipalities 2017
  1 files      1520 downloads
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Council of Governments Director’s Handbook 2016
  1 files      775 downloads
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DCED Chart of Accounts for Municipalities
  1 files      1477 downloads
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Debt Management Handbook
  1 files      882 downloads
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Elective Office in Local Government
  1 files      1218 downloads
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Financial Monitoring Workbook 2011 Pdf
  1 files      913 downloads
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Fiscal Management Handbook
  1 files      1519 downloads
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GCLGS Booklet 2017
  1 files      7363 downloads
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Home Rule Governance in Pennsylvania
  1 files      2920 downloads
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Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
  1 files      793 downloads
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Local Government Fact Sheet
  1 files      1136 downloads
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Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
  1 files      734 downloads
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Manual for County Chief Clerks and Administrators
  1 files      722 downloads
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Manual for County Commissioners
  1 files      768 downloads
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Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights and Real Property Taxpayer Programs (Act 50 of 1998)
  1 files      750 downloads
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Manual for Municipal Secretaries
  1 files      1259 downloads
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Manufacturing Week Sept 28 – Oct 2 2015 Pdf
  1 files      588 downloads
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Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1357 downloads
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Municipal Pension Handbook
  1 files      850 downloads
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Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act
  1 files      1390 downloads
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PA Books Fax Order Form
  1 files      23700 downloads
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Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968)
  1 files      2938 downloads
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Planning Series 01: Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1051 downloads
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Planning Series 02: The Planning Commission in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1321 downloads
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Planning Series 03: The Comprehensive Plan in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1315 downloads
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Planning Series 04: Zoning
  1 files      1335 downloads
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Planning Series 05: Technical Information on Floodplain Management
  1 files      782 downloads
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Planning Series 06: The Zoning Hearing Board
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Planning Series 07: Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances
  1 files      1648 downloads
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Planning Series 08: Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1255 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      738 downloads
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Planning Specifically for Agriculture
  1 files      849 downloads
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Public Works Manual
  1 files      919 downloads
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Purchasing Handbook
  1 files      1499 downloads
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Referendum Handbook
  1 files      1481 downloads
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Regional Offices Factsheet
  1 files      645 downloads
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Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
  1 files      1058 downloads
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Solicitor’s Handbook
  1 files      1201 downloads
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Tax Collectors Manual
  1 files      7194 downloads
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Taxation Manual
  1 files      6335 downloads
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Township Commissioners Handbook
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Township Supervisors Handbook
  1 files      1993 downloads
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Wireless Telecommunications 2016
  1 files      724 downloads
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