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§ 10102. Definitions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 11 Pa.C.S.A. CitiesEffective: January 25, 2016

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 11 Pa.C.S.A. Cities
Part V. Third Class Cities (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 101. Preliminary Provisions
Effective: January 25, 2016
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10102
Formerly cited as PA ST 53 P.S. § 35102
§ 10102. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this part shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Bill.” A proposed ordinance introduced in council.
“City.” A city of the third class.
“Council.” A council of a city.
“Highway.” A State highway of the Commonwealth.
“Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law.” The provisions of 53 Pa.C.S. Pt. III Subpt. E1 (relating to home rule and optional plan government) and, where applicable, the former act of April 13, 1972 (P.L. 184, No. 62),2 known as the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law.
“Municipal authority” or “municipality authority.” A body politic and corporate created under any of the following:
(1) 53 Pa.C.S. Ch. 56 (relating to municipal authorities).
(2) The former act of May 2, 1945 (P.L. 382, No. 164),3 known as the Municipality Authorities Act of 1945.
(3) The former act of June 28, 1935 (P.L. 463, No. 191), known as the Municipality Authorities Act of one thousand nine hundred and thirty-five.
“Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law.” The act of May 16, 1923 (P.L. 207, No. 153),4 referred to as the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law.
“Municipal corporation.” A city, borough, incorporated town or township.
“Municipalities Planning Code.” The act of July 31, 1968 (P.L. 805, No. 247),5 known as the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.
“Municipality.” A county, city, borough, incorporated town or township.
“Newspaper of general circulation.” As defined in 45 Pa.C.S. § 101 (relating to definitions).
“Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.” The act of November 10, 1999 (P.L. 491, No. 45),6 known as the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.
“Pennsylvania Election Code.” The act of June 3, 1937 (P.L. 1333, No. 320),7 known as the Pennsylvania Election Code.
“Street.” Any of the following:
(1) A street, avenue, boulevard, parkway, road, lane, court, alley or public square within a city.
(2) A highway within a city to the extent that the city is legally responsible for it pursuant to agreement or by other means.


2015, Nov. 24, P.L. 242, No. 67, § 1, effective in 60 days [Jan. 25, 2016].


53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2901 et seq.
53 P.S. § 1-101 et seq.
53 P.S. § 301 et seq.
53 P.S. § 7101 et seq.
53 P.S. § 10101 et seq.
35 P.S. § 7210.101 et seq.
25 P.S. § 2600 et seq.
11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10102, PA ST 11 Pa.C.S.A. § 10102
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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