Borough Code

**The latest edition of the Borough Code became effective June 17, 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.

The new Borough Code (Act 37 of 2014) is available online 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 on Borough Code changes, contact Shelley Houk, PSAB Director of Research, at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1018 or by email at

Purchasing Additional Paper Copies

The Local Government Commission has mailed four copies of the Borough Code, Title 8 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes (Boroughs and Incorporated Towns), to each borough office.

If your borough needs additional copies, the PA State Bookstore has copies of the new Borough Code for sale on its website. Copies are $12 each, plus $2.50 shipping for each book. Click here to purchase additional copies.