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Local and Municipal Law Research

This research guide contains resources to accompany Professor Dernbach's Sustainability Law and Practice Course.

Model Codes and Standards Resources

Pennsylvania Municipalities & Ordinances

There are over 2,500 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. 

Ordinance Drafting Tips