The Philadelphia Board of Ethics traces its roots back to 1962, when the Ethics
Code was enacted by City Council in response to the recommendations of the 1962
The Board of Surveyors as directed by Ordinance of Council, administers the confirmed City Plan of the street system in Philadelphia. It is required by law to hold public hearings for parties interested in making changes relative to the City Plan including the placing of new streets, revising lines and grades of existing streets, striking streets, and establishing or revising public right-of-ways.
of Pensions and Retirement
ensures that retirement benefits promised to the active and retired
members of the City's Pension system are provided in a timely and
professional manner. It also manages the assets of the pension
system in the most prudent and efficient manner possible.
Free Library of Philadelphia
upholds the public's freedom of access to knowledge by providing
access for all segments of Philadelphia's diverse population to
a comprehensive collection of recorded knowledge, ideas, artistic
expression and information in a variety of media, including current
technology; and by providing programs to stimulate the awareness
and use of these resources.
Board of Revision of Taxes
sets the value of all Real Property within the City of Philadelphia.
These Real Estate valuations are the basis for the property taxes
that support Municipal and School District operations.
School District of Philadelphia
Located in Southeast Pennsylvania is the seventh largest in
the nation by enrollment, serving a racially and ethnically diverse
student population of over 210,000 students.
Tax Review Board
taxpayer appeals from all City assessments or bills, with the exception
of real estate tax assessments and tax principal.