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City of Philadelphia

Agreements & Assistance

Homestead Exemption

The City of Philadelphia offers a Homestead Exemption--which means if you own your home, you can qualify for Real Estate Tax savings of up to $402 per year.

Standard Agreements

For those who know they will not be able to keep up with their bills or have already fallen behind, find out about standard payment agreements that are offered for water bills and taxes.

Senior Citizen Programs

There are programs available to senior citizens who meet certain criteria to reduce their water bills, keep their real estate tax bills from increasing from assessment or rate increases, or enter into monthly real estate tax payment arrangements.

Low-Income/Hardship Payment Agreement

There are low income payment agreement and assistance programs available to those who own their homes and who meet certain income and expense criteria to pay their water bills and real estate taxes.

Medical Delay

Learn about your options if you are a person with medical issues who is at risk of having their water service shutoff or just had their water service shutoff.

Event and Due Dates

  • May 25, 2016
    Monthly Use and Occupancy Tax Due
  • May 25, 2016
    Monthly Liquor Tax Due
  • May 28, 2016
    Community Outreach
  • Jun 15, 2016
    Monthly Wage, Amusement, Hotel, Outdoor Advertising, Parking, Valet Parking, Vehicle Rental Taxes Due