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Philadelphia Municipal Law Research: Introduction

This guide reviews Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, the Philadelphia Code of Ordinances, and the Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations. The guide also provides guidance on how to access each of these resources.

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The purpose of this guide is to provide guidance on how to locate Philadelphia municipal law resources. It includes information about:

  • Philadelphia's Home Rule Charter;
  • Philadelphia's Code of Ordinances;
  • Philadelphia's Consolidated Regulations; and
  • Philadelphia's City Council

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