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Special districts (also known as special service districts, special district governments, limited purpose entities, or special-purpose districts in the United States) are independent, special-purpose governmental units that exist separately from local governments such as county, municipal, and township governments. They have a lot of independence in their administration and funding. They are created to do a single task or a many similar tasks. The U.S. Census Bureau says that school districts aren't special district governments. In 2007, the U.S. had more than 37,000 special district governments.

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  • Friedman, L. M. A history of American law. (3rd). Simon & Schuster: New York. 2005.
  • Krane, D., Rigos, P. N., and Hill, M. B. Home rule in America: A fifty-state handbook. CQ Press. 2001.
  • Mergent's Municipal and Government Manual
  • Zimmerman, J. F. The New England town meeting. Greenwood Publishing Group. 1997.
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