Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Chalfont, Borough of municipality or lower Borough yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jun 11, 1901 Jun 13, 1901 9

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 07 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201712504 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4212504 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214963 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1171530 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q656873 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 090213 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation New Britain, Township of Reduction Jun 13, 1901
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction Feb 24, 1926
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction Apr 4, 1941
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction Jan 22, 1949
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction Sep 9, 1952
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction Nov 23, 1953
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction May 17, 1955
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction May 20, 1959
View Expansion New Britain, Township of Reduction 1966
View Reduction New Britain, Township of Expansion 1970

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Jun 13, 1901
View Borough (Home Rule Charter) Jan 5, 1976

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Bucks County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1941
View County Classification Bucks County 5th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1962
View County Classification Bucks County 3rd to 2nd A yes Jan 1, 1992

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Minute Jan 27, 1926 p. 364
View Ordinance: Annexing certain lands in the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania to the Borough of Chalfont in the said county Feb 24, 1926 Feb 1926
View Minute Feb 24, 1926 p. 365–366
View Ordinance: Annexing certain lands in the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania to the Borough of Chalfont in said county Mar 26, 1941 Mar 28, 1941
View Minute Dec 29, 1948 p. 213
View Ordinance: Annexing to the Borough of Chalfont a section of the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania adjacent to the Southern side of the said Borough owned by John D. Derstine and Kathryn M., his wife and Edward Dachursha and Josephine, his wife Dec 29, 1948 Dec 29, 1948
View Minute Aug 20, 1952 p. 112
View Ordinance 13A: Annexing to the Borough of Chalfont two sections of the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, one adjacent to the eastern side of said Borough owned by Peter Hellberg and Bertha Hellberg, his wife and William H. Jefferys, Jr. and John D. Stevens trading as Bogelbrae Farm, and the other adjacent to the southern side of the Borough owned by J. Clyde Derstine and Joan B. Derstine, his wife, and Theodore R. Moyer and Katherine K. Moyer, his wife Aug 20, 1952 Aug 20, 1952
View Minute Sep 16, 1953 p. 169
View Ordinance: Annexing to the Borough of Chalfont a section of the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the eastern side of said Borough owned by William H. Jefferys, Jr. and John D. Stevens trading as Bobelbrae Farm Sep 16, 1953 Sep 16, 1953
View Minute Jan 19, 1955 p. 241
View Ordinance 21A: Annexing to the Borough of Chalfont two sections of the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the eastern and southeastern boundary lines of the said Borough owned by Forrest Park Homes, Inc., Theodore R. Moyer, Katherine K. Moyer, John R. Strong and Jane H. Strong Jan 19, 1955 Jan 31, 1955
View Minute, 246 Feb 16, 1955 p. 246
View Minute Feb 18, 1959 p. 179
View Ordinance 44A: Annexing to the Borough of Chalfont three sections of the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the westerly boundary line of said borough owned by the Estate of George H. Myers, L. Fred Guthrie and Mary E. Guthrie and J. Clyde Derstine and Joan B. Derstine Feb 18, 1959 Feb 21, 1959
View Minute Jul 20, 1966 p. 266
View Ordinance 84A: Annexing to the Borough of Chalfont a tract of 1.06 acres of land situate in the Township of New Britain, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the westerly boundary line of said Borough, owned by J. Clyde Derstine and Joan B. Derstine, his wife Jul 20, 1966 Jul 20, 1966
View Minute Jul 16, 1969 p. 153
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for "The Borough of Chalfont"] May 7, 1974 Jan 5, 1976

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Minute Book bk. 1944-1950, p. 211–1955-1960, p. 21 (1948–1956)
Minute Book bk. 1961-1966, p. 231–1968-1971, end (1966–1971)
Open Records Request (Miscellaneous) Aug 4, 2012

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Chalfont Borough 17500449 49 59

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1977 Home Rule no* 1977–1978
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1985 Home Rule no 1985–1986