Act 47 Financial Distress - BETA

A timeline of financially distressed municipalities and recovery plans

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) administers the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act, Act of 1987, P.L. 246, No. 47. Under Act 47, DCED has a responsibility to assist Pennsylvania municipalities that are experiencing severe financial difficulties in order to ensure the health, safety and welfare of their citizens.

Click on the counties with Act 47 Determinations to view available documents on those cities, towns and boroughs.

Distress Determinations 1987- Present

Luzerne County

City of Hazleton
September 12, 2017

Distress Determinations 1987- Present

City of Hazleton, Luzerne County
September 12, 2017


A timeline of municipalities that have recovered from financial distress under Act 47

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