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Borough Code

**The NEW Borough Code is effective June 18, 2014.
Act 37 of 2014/Title 8 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Click here to read a summary of changes.

The “new Borough Code” is the result of many years of input from borough officials, committee members reviewing each section, assistance from the Local Government Commission, and assessment by the General Assembly.

PSAB is currently working with the Local Government Commission on providing printed copies to boroughs. More information will be available in the fall.

In the meantime, the new Borough Code (Act 37 of 2014) is available below. You can search these documents by hitting "Control" and "F" on your keyboard and entering a search word.

Click here to download the entire Borough Code in a Word document.

Click here to download the entire Borough Code in a PDF format.

Click here to access the Borough Code in HTML.

Click here to read the Executive Summary of HB 1719.

For more information you can also visit the PA Local Government Commission website.

For more information, contact Shelley Houk, PSAB Director of Research, at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1018 or by email at shouk@boroughs.org.