[HISTORY: Approved 5-20-1975 by the voters of Delaware County at referendum; effective 1-5-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
We the citizens of Delaware Country, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby accept the grant of power of self government offered under the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law of 1972 and do ordain and establish thereunder this Home Rule Charter. To the maximum extent consistent with the Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution and laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the legal rights and powers of cities, townships, boroughs, and school districts, we do confer by this Charter, upon the government of the County of Delaware the following powers, subject to the following restrictions, and prescribe for it the following governmental structure, offices and general procedures.
Editor's Note: See now Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, 53 Pa.C.S.A. § 2901 et seq.