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Seal Horsham Township is a home rule municipality in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 10 miles north of downtown Philadelphia. The township, incorporated in 1717, is one of the oldest original municipalities in Montgomery County. Although it retains the word "Township" in its official name, it has been governed by a Home Rule Charter since 1975 and is therefore not subject to the Pennsylvania Township Code. 

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. 

We are proud of the extraordinarily high quality of services the Township provides and the low tax rate it assesses. This combination makes the Township unique as well as a highly desirable place to live and work.