How to Invest

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Step 1. Determine your eligibility to join PLGIT.  

PLGIT provides services to boroughs, townships, incorporated towns, school districts, cities, counties, municipal authorities, and other local governments in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. If you are unsure whether you qualify, complete this questionnaire and send it to us for evaluaton. 

Step 2. Enact an ordinance or resolution.  

Membership in the Trust requires action — the enactment of an Ordinankce or a Resolution — by the governing body of each prospective Investor.

The following bodies should enact an Ordinance:  

  • Board of Township Commissioners, Board of Township Supervisors, Borough Council, City Council, Town Council.

The following bodies should enact a Resolution:  

  • Board of School Directors, County Commissioners, Municipal Authority Board.

(Procedures may be slightly different for home rule municipalities, which should check their individual charters.)

See PLGIT’s Model Ordinance/Resolution (PDF) for guidance. A copy of the ordinance or resolution must accompany your registration forms.

Step 3. Fill out our registration forms.  

Complete the Account ApplicationNew Investor Application (if this is your entity's first PLGIT account), Permissions FormContact Record, and complete a W-9 Form. If you desire checkwriting, please complete the  Checkwriting Authorization Form and Check Order Form. Forward the completed forms with a copy of your ordinance or resolution to:

Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust
P.O. Box 1027
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17108-1027

Or, fax them to PLGIT at 1-800-252-9551.  

This information is for institutional investor use only, not for further distribution to retail investors, and does not represent an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any fund or other security. Investors should consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses before investing in any of the Trust’s portfolios. This and other information about the Trust’s portfolios is available in the current Information Statement, which should be read carefully before investing. A copy of the Information Statement may be obtained by calling 1-800-572-1472 or is available on the Trust’s website at While the PLGIT, PLGIT/ARM and PLGIT/PRIME portfolios seek to maintain a stable net asset value of $1.00 per share and the PLGIT/TERM portfolio seeks to achieve a net asset value of $1.00 per share at its stated maturity, it is possible to lose money investing in the Trust. An investment in the Trust is not insured or guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation or any other government agency. Shares of the Trust’s portfolios are distributed by PFM Fund Distributors, Inc., member Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ( and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) ( PFM Fund Distributors, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of PFM Asset Management LLC.

A description of the PLGIT CD Purchase Program is contained in the PLGIT Information Statement. The Information Statement contains important information and should be read carefully before investing. Investors may purchase Certificates of Deposit through the PLGIT CD Purchase Program only by executing an investment advisory agreement with the Trust’s Investment Adviser, PFM Asset Management LLC.

SMPLGIT, PLGIT-Class Shares, PLGIT/PLUS-Class Shares, PLGIT/I-Class Shares, PLGIT/PRIME, PLGIT/TERM, PLGIT-CD, PLGIT/ARM, PLGIT/SAM, and PLGIT-CAP are service marks of the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust.

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