The Budget Bulletin is intended to serve as a reference tool to assist you in preparing your municipal budget. This year’s publication is once again a joint effort on behalf of  a number of PSAB departments including Research, Communications and Public Affairs and the Education and Training. Please note that at the time of this publication there may be information that you need, BUT the state or federal governments may have not yet released the information. As soon as we receive such information we will notify you and post it here.

NEW  The Pa Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has released a new Chart of Accounts. We have added that to our supplement pages. We have also utilized the account  numbers on two (2) new budget spreadsheets: revenues and expenditures.  Later we will post the LARGE budget spreadsheets with the new account numbers.

In the Budget Bulletin publication you will find:

    Hyperlinks to various state and federal agencies (accurate at press time)
    Actual budgeting work sheets (note: these are samples, you will need to enter your own data)
    The Chart of Accounts (and links to other state publications)
    A budget schedule
    How to calculate millage
    Plus more!

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the following state agencies: the Departments of Transportation, Community and Economic Development, Revenue, and General Services; the Auditor General’s Office; the State Treasurer, and the Public Employees Retirement Commission (PERC). If you still need assistance or have any questions about preparing your budget, please don’t hesitate to contact Shelley Houk, Director of Research at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1018 or by email at, or  E.J. Knittel, Senior Director, Education and Sustainability at 800-232-7722, Ext. 1027 or by email at Also please remember to check PSAB’s web site,, to see the schedule for budgeting and other informative classes.

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