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COMM 460W: Reporting Methods

A guide for students in COMM 460W with Professor Middlebrook

Legal Proceedings in Pennsylvania

County Records

Cities, Boroughs, and Townships

Just look up the name of the municipality: try googling “Borough of State College” or “Township of Patton.” At this level, they will handle things like any local income taxes and school taxes, local code enforcement, etc. --or will direct you to their designees. For example, the Centre Region Council of Governments (or "Centre COG") is a union of the Borough of State College with the surrounding townships that handles things like garbage collection, building codes. Another example is State College Area School District.

Board of Health inspections will often be available at this level, as well.

Other Public Records