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Real World Research: Pennsylvania Materials

Pennsylvania Regulations & Pennsylvania Agencies

Pennsylvania Code

The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin by the executive departments and agencies of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania Bulletin

The official weekly publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Commonwealth agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other executive documents.


Independent Regulatory Review Commission

IRRC's website provides direct access to public information on regulations and the regulatory process in Pennsylvania. Searchable materials include regulations, public comments, legislative comments and IRRC's comments. 

Pennsylvania Statutes

Pennsylvania Court Opinions

Pennsylvania Court Opinions

The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts provides these links to official Pennsylvania State court Web sites which provide opinions, dockets, rules, and forms.  Information varies by court.

Pennsylvania Legal Notices

Pennsylvania Legal Ads

The website for locating legal ads and public notices which have been officially published in county legal journals throughout Pennsylvania.


Public Notice Pennsylvania

This website receives public notices daily from Pennsylvania newspapers.

Pennsylvania Legislation

Sex Offenders & Criminal Histories

Pennsylvania Docket Sheets

Enter a name and search the databases of Pennsylvania criminal and magisterial district cases going back to 2000.  Case information including dates, charges, and dispostions are displayed.


Pennsylvania State Police Megan's Law Website 

Provides information on registered sex offenders residing in the Commonwealth.


Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History


Purpose is to better enable the public to obtain criminal history record checks.


PA Municipalities & Ordinances

Pennsylvania Municipal Ordinances

There are approximately 2, 562 municipalities in Pennsylvania.  Below are links to electronic versions of municipal codes for some of them.   Some municipalities make their codes available on their municipal website, others through a third party source.  Not all of Pennsylvania's municipalities post their ordinances on the internet.  When using an electronic version of the code be sure that you are viewing a reliable source. It is recommended that you check with the Municipality to be sure that the electronic version is current or accurate.  For many townships the electronic version is not considered "official" and it may be necessary to go to the township or municipality for verification. 

Harrisburg, City (General Code)

Philadelphia Code of Ordinances (American Legal Publishing)

Pittsburgh Code of Ordinances (Municode)

Susquehanna Township


Other Pennsylvania ordinances from:

LEXIS Advance: Municipal Codes