Local Governments Online
In Pennsylvania, there are currently 67 counties and 2,563 local government units, made up of cities, boroughs and townships. Many of these governments are online. We have provided a list of links to the county and municipal governments in Pennsylvania that have websites. Click on the county name to find the “local governments online” within that county. If your local government website is not on our list and you would like to add it, please contact us.
More and more local governments are taking advantage of new technology. They are finding that by developing and maintaining websites, they can provide better services to their communities. These include online submission of various types of licenses and permits, in addition to posting community events, attractions and other community services. Local government official information and financial statistics are available through the Internet, and the future looks bright for paperless filing of reports. Most of the Center's publications are available electronically through this website.
The municipalities who have filed a fire escrow ordinance are listed in the Fire Insurance Escrow Ordinances database. To be included in this database, municipalities should submit their approved fire escrow ordinance to the Center.
Use the VFRA Online Database at http://www.dced.state.pa.us/vfra/ to search for advice on whether relief monies may be used to purchase goods and services. The list is prepared with the premise that the items listed are being used in an all volunteer entity. Please contact DCED directly in cases where the fire service or emergency service staff is a combination of paid and volunteer staff for further guidance.
No liability is assumed with respect to the use of information contained in the database. Laws may be amended or court rulings made that could affect a particular procedure, issue or interpretation. The Department of Community and Economic Development assumes no responsibility for errors and omissions nor any liability for damages resulting from the use of information contained herein. Please contact your solicitor for legal advice. You may also wish to call 888-2CENTER to ask questions.