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Agency Publications and Resources

Free Publications/Documents:

1.        All Department of Community & Economic Development-publications listed at  (Downloads are free, however not all publications are current).

2.       Copies of PA Appellate Court decisions at

3.       PA Local Government Commission’s publication:  Pa Legislator’s Municipal Deskbook at  It is currently being  updated and chapters are posted upon revision.

4.       U.S. Supreme Court opinions/court schedule at and others from Google Scholar at

5.       Copies of federal bills and acts from Congress at

6.       Copies of certain state laws at www.newpa.comclick on Local Government, click on Local Government Law Library (e.g. Sunshine Law, Right to Know, PA Municipalities Planning Code).

7.       State pending legislation: and acts from 1974 to present.

8.       Copies of Final Determination Letters from the State Open Records Office at

9.        PA Constitution on line at and click on General Assembly, then to the right click on PA Constitution.

10.    PA Code for state agencies rules/regulations

For Purchase:

1.       Robert’s Rules of Parliamentary Procedure found in the Reference Department of bookstores.

2.       Municipal Secretary’s Desktop Reference Manual purchase from South West Planning Commission at

3.       PA Commonwealth Telephone Directory published yearly in August from State Book Store (there is a nominal fee to purchase) at you can view it on line (no charge).

4.       PA Manual (published every 2 years) by the Department of General Services at  Prior year is online.

5.  Meeting Minute Books - BLUMBERG LAW PRODUCTS
Please check back as we will be adding more sources to this list.