At the municipal (local) level, Pennsylvania is broken into counties, cities, boroughs, and townships. Local ordinances, or laws, may be compiled into a local code. Many Pennsylvania municipalities provide free online access to their codes through a third-party publisher. The most common of these publishers are listed below.
If the municipality is not included in one of these resources, try searching the municipality's website. You may need to contact the municipality directly.
For additional information on municipalities in Pennsylvania, see Pennsylvania Legal Research Handbook, Chapter 5: Municipal Law and The Pennsylvania Manual, Section 6: Local Government.
American Legal Publishing
Online codes for Pennsylvania municipalities include Johnstown, Lower Chichester Township, Philadelphia, Reading, Sharon, and Swarthmore Borough.
Contains the online version of local codes for more than a dozen Pennsylvania municipalities, including Bristol Township, Richland Township, and Yardley Borough.
General Code Publishers
Features online codes for close to 700 Pennsylvania municipalities, plus towns and cities in most states.
Municipal Code Corporation
Covers all U.S. states. Online codes for Pennsylvania municipalities include Bensalem, Kennett Square, Kennett Township, London Grove Township, Marshall Township, Pittsburgh, Southhampton Township, and Wilkes-Barre.