Historical Municipal Incorporation Documents Guide

Source: Pennsylvania State Archives

Updates to the SAM.gov (System for Award Management) registration system this year now require municipalities to provide written documentation of their incorporation in order to register and apply for federal grants.

In the last month, the Pennsylvania State Archives has received a large volume of calls from Pennsylvania’s municipalities requesting copies of their historical incorporation documents. To better assist municipal officials, the PA State Archives office has prepared a guide to help municipalities to locate their incorporation documents or approved documentation. This guide can be found here: https://www.phmc.pa.gov/Archives/Records-Management/Documents/13_Municipal%20Incorporation%20Dates.pdf

If you need help locating your incorporation documents, please contact the PA State Archives reference staff at ra-StateArchives@pa.gov or by calling (717) 783-3281.