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Counties in Pennsylvania

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There are 67 counties in Pennsylvania.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Pennsylvania consists of:

  • Counties: There are 67 counties. 7 operate under home rule charters. They are Allegheny, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, and Northampton.
  • Cities: There are 56 cities. 19 operate under home rule charters.
  • Boroughs: There are 958 boroughs. 19 operate under home rule charters.
  • Incorporated town: There is one incorporated town, Bloomsburg. It does not have a charter.
  • Township: There are 1547 townships. 27 operate under home rule charters..[2]
  • In addition, there are 1,764 special districts and 514 independent school districts.[3]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Pennsylvania

Counties

All of Pennsylvania's seven charter counties have charter amendment by initiative.[4]

Cities

Charter amendment by initiative is available in each of Pennsylvania's 65 charter cities. In addition, the state's 37 third class cities enjoy a limited initiative process.[4]

Website evaluations

See also: Evaluation of Pennsylvania county websites

As of 2009:

  • 21 counties put their budgets on their websites.
  • 27 counties included information on their websites about public government meetings.
  • 36 included information about the county's elected officials.
  • 30 included information about the county's administrative officials.
  • 11 provided information about permits and zoning in the county.
  • 11 of the counties put information on their websites about external audits.
  • Six counties provided information about contracts with county vendors.
  • Five of the county websites disclosed whether the county belonged to any government sector lobbying associations.
  • 21 county websites provided information on how to request public records using the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law.
  • 28 county websites provided some information about county taxes.

Counties

County County seat
Adams County, Pennsylvania Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Kittanning, Pennsylvania
Beaver County, Pennsylvania Beaver, Pennsylvania
Bedford County, Pennsylvania Bedford, Pennsylvania
Berks County, Pennsylvania Reading, Pennsylvania
Blair County, Pennsylvania Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Bradford County, Pennsylvania Towanda, Pennsylvania
Bucks County, Pennsylvania Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Butler County, Pennsylvania Butler, Pennsylvania
Cambria County, Pennsylvania Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Cameron County, Pennsylvania Emporium, Pennsylvania
Carbon County, Pennsylvania Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Centre County, Pennsylvania Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Chester County, Pennsylvania West Chester, Pennsylvania
Clarion County, Pennsylvania Clarion, Pennsylvania
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Clinton County, Pennsylvania Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Columbia County, Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Crawford County, Pennsylvania Meadville, Pennsylvania
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Delaware County, Pennsylvania Media, Pennsylvania
Elk County, Pennsylvania Ridgway, Pennsylvania
Erie County, Pennsylvania Erie, Pennsylvania
Fayette County, Pennsylvania Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Forest County, Pennsylvania Tionesta, Pennsylvania
Franklin County, Pennsylvania Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Fulton County, Pennsylvania McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
Greene County, Pennsylvania Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
Indiana County, Pennsylvania Indiana, Pennsylvania
Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Brookville, Pennsylvania
Juniata County, Pennsylvania Mifflintown, Pennsylvania
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania Scranton, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lawrence County, Pennsylvania New Castle, Pennsylvania
Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Allentown, Pennsylvania
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Lycoming County, Pennsylvania Williamsport, Pennsylvania
McKean County, Pennsylvania Smethport, Pennsylvania
Mercer County, Pennsylvania Mercer, Pennsylvania
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Monroe County, Pennsylvania Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Norristown, Pennsylvania
Montour County, Pennsylvania Danville, Pennsylvania
Northampton County, Pennsylvania Easton, Pennsylvania
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Sunbury, Pennsylvania
Perry County, Pennsylvania New Bloomfield
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pike County, Pennsylvania Milford, Pennsylvania
Potter County, Pennsylvania Coudersport, Pennsylvania
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Pottsville
Snyder County, Pennsylvania Middleburg, Pennsylvania
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Somerset, Pennsylvania
Sullivan County, Pennsylvania Laporte, Pennsylvania
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Montrose, Pennsylvania
Tioga County, Pennsylvania Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Union County, Pennsylvania Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Venango County, Pennsylvania Franklin, Pennsylvania
Warren County, Pennsylvania Warren, Pennsylvania
Washington County, Pennsylvania Washington, Pennsylvania
Wayne County, Pennsylvania Honesdale, Pennsylvania
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Wyoming County, Pennsylvania Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
York County, Pennsylvania York, Pennsylvania

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