Pennsylvania Municipal Lawsource® (includes book + digital download)
THE COLLECTED MUNICIPAL STATUTES, REGULATIONS, RULES,
FIRST CLASS TOWNSHIP, SECOND CLASS TOWNSHIP,
THIRD CLASS CITY AND BOROUGH CODES
AUTHORS: DARRELL M. ZASLOW, ESQ.
LEVI S. ZASLOW, ESQ.
1 volume, Soft-cover
Includes book + digital download (link provided at checkout)
Published: February 2024. Twenty-first Edition. (Previous Editions: 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007-2009, 2011-2023).
Most recent supplement/update: N/A
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 97-078244
All the Pennsylvania Municipal Statutes, Regulations, Rules and Codes You Need in One Compact, Soft-Cover 1400-page Book and Digital Download!
- Ethics, Records, and Open Meetings including: Sunshine Act; Right-to-Know Law; Conflicts of Interest; and Public Official and Employee Ethics Act
- Taxation including: Local Tax Enabling Act; Local Tax Collection Law; Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights; Neighborhood Improvement District Act; Residential Visitability Design Tax Credit Act
- Torts, Contract, and Civil Rules including: Tort Claims Act; Contracts for Public Works; Electronic Bidding by Local Government Units; Prevailing Wage Act; Contractors’ Bonds; and Statutes of Limitations and Appeals
- Zoning and Planning including: PA Municipalities Planning Code; Wireless Broadband Collocation Act; Bluff Recession and Setback Act; Gas and Oil; Regulation of Local Agriculture; Open Space Lands Acquisition and Preservation; Land Banks; Conservation and Preservation Easements Act; Religious Land Use; and PA Religious Freedom Protection Act; Development Permit Extension Act
- Construction and Emergency Codes including: Construction Code Act; Uniform Construction Code Regulations; Emergency Management Services Code; Counterterrorism Planning, Preparedness and Response Act; and Neighborhood Revitalization Act
- Municipal Codes including: Municipality Authorities Act; Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law; First Class Township Code; Second Class Township Code; Borough Code; Third Class City Code; and Optional Third Class City Charter Law; Residency During Military Service.
This book contains the laws and rules that a Solicitor needs at his or her fingertips, and which should be on the bookshelf of every lawyer whose practice touches Pennsylvania municipalities. Any attorney not immediately equipped with all of the information contained in Bisel's PA Municipal Lawsource is potentially and publicly unprepared. Counseling and appearing before local governments can be minefields, and knowledge of the laws and rules in this book is the tool to defuse them.
The great freedoms of our democracy initially sprout where the grass roots grow. Local government is responsible for the streets where we live, the centers where we shop, the businesses where we work, and the places where we play and pray. Pennsylvania municipalities have a long and proud history of implementing the American way, and a primary source of this success is Pennsylvania Municipal Law.
The need for a consolidated compilation of the relevant laws governing Pennsylvania Municipalities became apparent during service as Solicitor for Bensalem, Bucks County, the largest Second Class Township in Pennsylvania. Proper preparedness for meetings of the township Council often required attendance with a brief case full of books.
This book is intended for the four groups participating in local government. Lawyers, whether representing the government, business interests, or citizens, need to appear in public with the law at their fingertips. The second group, elected officials, place an over-reliance on the lawyers. Good government is more likely when elected and appointed officials also know the laws by which they govern the rest of us. The third group, the many citizens who actively participate in and monitor their local government, should likewise be well armed with accurate statutes. The law should never be the property of just the lawyers and officials. The fourth group, the local press, might augment their attempts at accurate reporting with the law in hand.
Local Government is significantly enhanced when all four groups—the lawyers, the officials, the citizens, and the press have ready access to the laws by which we govern ourselves at the local level. Bisel's Municipal Lawsource attempts to answer that need.
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
Ethics, Records, and Open Meetings
|Sunshine Act: Open Meetings Law
|Right-To-Know Law; Inspection, Copying and Disposition of Records; Deeds
|Public Official and Employee Ethics Act; Conflicts of Interest; Oath of Office
|Local Tax Enabling Act
|Local Tax Collection Law
|Local Government Unit Debt Act
|Optional Occupation Tax Elimination Act [REPEALED]
|Local Taxpayers Bill of Rights
|Neighborhood Improvement District Act
|Residential Visitability Design Tax Credit Act
Torts, Contracts, and Civil Rules
|Tort Claims Act
|Contracts for Public Works
|Electronic Bidding by Local Government Units
|Public Works Contractors' Bonds
|Prevailing Wage Act
|42 Pa. C.S. Sections 5522, 5524, 5571, & 5572 Limitation of Actions and Appeals
|Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure Action in Mandamus
|Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure The Commonwealth and Political Subdivisions as Parties
Zoning & Planning
|Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code
|Wireless Broadband Collocation Act
|Development Permit Extension Act
|Bluff Recession and Setback Act
|Gas and Oil
|Regulation of Local Agriculture
|Open Space Lands Acquisition and Preservation
|Conservation and Preservation Easements Act
|Religious Land Use; Religious Freedom Protection Act
Construction & Emergency Codes
|Construction Code Act
|Uniform Construction Code Regulations
|Municipal Code and Ordinance Compliance Act and Blight
|Municipality Condemnation Order Act
|Failure to Comply with a Code Requirement
|Neighborhood Blight Reclamation and Revitalization Act
|Abandoned and Blighted Property Conservatorship Act
|Social Security Number Privacy Act
|Emergency Management—Counterterrorism Act
|Emergency Management Services Code
|Municipality Authorities Act
|Water Services Act
|Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law
|First Class Township Code
|Second Class Township Code
|The Borough Code
|Third Class City Code
|Optional Third Class City Charter Law
|Residency During Military Service