There are four types of municipalities in Pennsylvania: counties, cities, boroughs and townships. Each of these local government bodies has a wide range of unique legal issues. The attorneys at Rudolph Clarke, LLC are experienced in all forms of Pennsylvania municipal law and are able to serve the needs of our rural and urban clients.

The attorneys at Rudolph Clarke have provided municipal law services in the region for decades and are recognized as leaders in local government law. We have been asked to act as special counsel for East Norriton Township, Jenkintown Borough and the Borough of Conshohocken’s Zoning Hearing Board and have advised local governments on a variety of matters, including general township law, zoning, land use, public finance and litigation.

Pennsylvania Township Law

Our township lawyers are well versed in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code and have extensive knowledge and experience in the everyday legal issues confronting local townships and boroughs:

  • Townships board administration
  • Forms of township government
  • Open meeting procedures and law
  • Hearings
  • Elections
  • Planning and zoning
  • Rezoning and conditional land use
  • Subdivisions and land development
  • Drafting, updating and interpreting of municipal ordinances, public notices and resolutions
  • Creation of interim ordinances and amendments
  • Ordinance enforcement
  • Transportation code
  • Road and bridge construction and alteration
  • Utility and drainage issues
  • Joint Powers Agreements for police and emergency services, fire protection, sewage treatment, and other services
  • Creation of subordinate service districts
  • Financing of construction and improvements
  • Contracting agreements
  • Maintenance and service contract procedures and bids
  • Township improvement projects
  • Real estate matters
  • Property acquisition
  • Property transfers
  • Condemnation
  • Special assessments
  • Tax matters
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Employment law
  • Lawsuits and litigation

Our job is to help municipalities with their current legal issues, but our attorneys also consider the future. As we consider our municipal clients’ immediate needs, we also consider the future. This prevents potential problems and saves tax payer money. To learn how we can help your borough or township to meet their legal needs, contact us at 215-633-1890.