Pennsylvania Statutes Title 53 P.S. Municipal and Quasi-Municipal Corporations § 171. Annexation of adjacent municipality;  petition to quarter sessions

Any city, borough, township, or part of a township, may become annexed to any contiguous city in the same county, in the following manner, namely:

There shall be presented to the court of quarter sessions of the county a petition signed by at least five per centum of the qualified voters, as shown by the registry lists for the last preceding general election of the city, borough, township, or part of a township, desiring annexation to a city under this act;  and in case such petition is for the annexation of a part of a township, there shall be a plan attached showing such portion, and the petition shall only be signed by qualified voters as above defined, and residing in such portion.  The petition shall be subscribed by the petitioners within three months immediately preceding the presentation thereof to the court, and shall be verified by affidavit of one or more of the petitioners.

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