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Publications and Documents

To help Pennsylvania officials stay informed, the Center maintains a library of publications on local government issues and Municipal Statistics and Local Tax Information.

Free PDFs

The following publications are provided in a PDF format. To view and print the publications, you must first download Adobe Acrobat Reader. All publications on this page can be downloaded from the list below at no charge.

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You can order a printed copy of any publication from an authorized private vendor at the indicated price. A fax order form is also available.

Publications

General Publications

Administering Police Services in Small Communities
6th Ed. Nov. 2010
$10.17
Auditor's Guide
11th Ed. April 2011
$11.07
Borough Council Handbook
10th Ed. June 2013
$9.32
Borough Mayors Manual
15th Ed. June 2003
$7.62
Boundary Change Procedures
7th Ed. May 2014
$10.87
Chart of Accounts
5th Ed. July 2014
call to request copy
Citizen's Guide to PA Local Government
10th Ed. Nov. 2010
$9.52
City Government in PA Handbook
2nd Ed. Jan. 2002
$10.27
Council of Governments Directory N/A
Council of Governments Director’s Handbook
3rd Ed. Aug. 2003
$9.72
Debt Management Handbook
6th Ed. May 2007
$8.07
Elective Office in Local Government
11th Ed. Sept. 2010
$7.72
Flood Plain Management Regulations
5th Ed. July 2010
call to request copy
Financial Monitoring Workbook
3rd Ed. March 2011
$11.92
Fiscal Management Handbook
9th Ed. July 2003
$11.37
Home Rule in Pennsylvania
7th Ed. March 2013
$13.62
Insurance Primer for Municipal Secretaries
4th Ed. Feb. 2003
$8.62
Intergovernmental Cooperation Handbook
6th Ed. Feb. 2006
$10.92
Local Government Regulation of Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
2nd Ed. Mar. 2002
$7.32
Manual for County Chief Clerks/Administrators
5th Ed. Aug. 2010
$12.97
Manual for County Commissioners
3rd Ed. Aug. 2003
$13.62
Manual for Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights, and Real Property Tax Payer Programs under Act 50 of 1998
2nd Ed. Feb. 2002
$9.37
Manual for Municipal Secretaries
5th edition, October 2004
$9.77
Model Hiring Manual for Pennsylvania Municipalities
4th Ed. Jan. 2003
$14.22
Municipal Authorities in Pennsylvania
9th Ed. Aug. 2002
$10.32
Municipal Pension Handbook
1st Ed. Oct. 2007
$7.37
Municipalities Financial Recovery Act
3rd Ed. Jan. 2013
$8.02

Open Meetings
3rd Ed. June 2014

$7.57
Public Works Manual
1st Ed. Aug. 2002
$11.97
Purchasing Handbook
11th Ed. Feb. 2003
Records Management - Retention Schedules
$9.12
Referendum Handbook
8th Ed. Jan. 1999
$8.47
Regional Police Services in Pennsylvania
10th Ed. June 2011
$12.67
Risk Manager's Insurance Guide
4th Ed. Jan. 2003
$11.02
Solicitor's Handbook
3rd Ed. Apr. 2003
$17.27
Tax Collector's Manual
17th Ed. Apr. 2007
$11.37
Taxation Manual
8th Ed. Oct. 2002
$13.37
Township Commissioner's Handbook
3rd Ed. Nov. 2005
$9.77
Township Supervisor's Handbook
11th Ed. Nov. 2005
$9.57

Planning Series

Also view the Land Use Reports, including the 2010 and 2005 State Land Use and Growth Management Reports.

Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code
21th Ed. Feb. 2014
$13.02
No. 1 - Local Land Use Controls in Pennsylvania
5th Ed. August 2014
$7.47
No. 2 - The Planning Commission
11th Ed. August 2014
$7.97
No. 3 - The Comprehensive Plan
7th Ed. Aug. 2001
$7.57
No. 4 - Zoning
9th Ed. May 2003
$8.22
No. 5 - Technical Information on Floodplain Management
2nd Ed. Aug. 2001
$8.17
No. 6 - The Zoning Hearing Board
10th Ed. Aug. 2001
$7.77
No. 7 - Special Exceptions, Conditional Uses and Variances
9th Ed. August 2014
$7.32
No. 8 - Subdivision and Land Development in Pennsylvania
5th Ed. June 2003
$9.42
No. 9 - The Zoning Officer
12th Ed. May 2008
$7.87
No. 10 - Reducing Land Use Barriers to Affordable Housing
4th Ed. Aug. 2001
$7.37
Planning for Agriculture
2nd Ed. Dec. 2006
$9.32

Bureau of Recreation and Conservation Publications

Click to view a list of publications from the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation within the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resource.

National Flood Insurance Program Publications

The National Flood Insurance Program Pennsylvania Flood Plain Management Act (1978-166) Section 60.3 (B thru D) Series

FEMA Region III Ordinance Review Checklist call to request copy

A - Level Compliance

B - Level Compliance

call to request copy

call to request copy

C - Level Compliance call to request copy
D - Level Compliance call to request copy

Documents

Governor's Center Overview

Governor's Center Brochure

Governor's Center for Local Government Services' Annual Reports

2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report 

2010 Annual Report 
2009 Annual Report
2008 Annual Report
2007 Annual Report

Local Government Annual Financial Reporting Forms

2014
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2014

County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2014

2013
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2013

County Annual Financial Report - Released April 2014

2012
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2012

County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2012

2011
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2011
County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2011

2010
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2010
County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2010 

2009
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2009
County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2009

2008
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2008
County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2008

2007
Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2007
County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2007

2006
Annual Audit and Financial Report - Released Jan. 2007
County Annual Financial Report - Released Nov. 2006

Borough Affidavit of Residence

Borough Affidavit of Residence

Fact Sheet

Local Government Fact Sheet

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