Plymouth Township Charter
Plymouth is a Home Rule municipality of the first class. The township received first class status in 1922 when it met the population criteria (at least 300 people per square mile.)
Plymouth applied for and received home rule status in 1972. A home rule municipality in Pennsylvania is one incorporated under its own unique charter. Government under a Home Rule Charter allows a municipality to take any governmental or administrative actions it requires, unless such actions are prohibited by general laws of the Commonwealth. With this charter in place, citizens and their elected officials are given more governing power, and there is more of an opportunity for public involvement in governing procedures and decisions.