Local Government Unit Debt Act

The Local Government Unit Debt Act (LGUDA), administered by DCED, provides the procedure for Pennsylvania's local government units to issue debt and tax anticipation notes. The Act also provides the borrowing limits for the local government units.
Effective August 14, 2020 DCED is accepting debt applications filed electronically and will be phasing out accepting paper applications by October 1, 2020.

Act 177 of 1996 recodified the Unit Debt Act. An Introduction to the Unit Debt Act reflects the recodified sections. The Local Government Unit Debt Act Part VII of Act 177 of 1996 can be viewed in its entirety.

As a service to all covered local government units, the Center has made available sample documents to be used when issuing debt or tax anticipation notes.

Learn about LGUDA Opinions and Orders by clicking here.

LGUDA Debt Reports

Directions: Search the reports using the search feature of Adobe Reader.
NOTE: The reports above are updated on the first business day of each month.
Further information may be obtained by contacting:

Office of Chief Counsel – LGUDA

Department of Community and Economic Development
Commonwealth Keystone Building, 4th Floor
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Tel: 717.783.8452
Email: RA-DCLGUDA@pa.gov

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