Office of Administrative Review
Executive Director, Paula Weiss

Provides citizens of Philadelphia with a consistent appeal process and high-quality adjudication by review of administrative cases; administration of the adjudication process, and financial management of disputed cases.

The Office of Administrative Review is made up of the following units:

  • Administration - Provides general support and oversees OAR's computerized tracking, hearing, scheduling, and case management system. In cooperation with other City departments, OAR instituted other appeal and customer service programs; Reserved Residential On-Street Parking for The Disabled, The Ombudsman Program for The Real Estate Tax Lien Sale and the Use and Occupancy Settlement Project.
  • Code Unit - Registers burglary and robbery alarm systems, and supports enforcement of provisions of the Philadelphia Code regarding false alarm violations, sanitation infractions and assorted other City laws.
  • Masters Unit - Individual Masters conduct hearings for Tax Review Board matters under $20,000, False Alarm and Code Violation Notice administrative review appeals, Real Estate Lien sale appeal (interest and penalty only), Red Light Camera appeals, Appeals for applications for Reserved Residential Parking for residents with disabilities, and Emergency Medical Services billing appeals
  • Tax Review Board - Adjudicates taxpayer appeals from all City assessments or bills, with the exception of real estate tax assessments and tax principal.

Contact Information
Paula Weiss, Esquire
Executive Director
Code Unit
P. O. Box 56318
Philadelphia, PA 19130-0318
Phone: 215-567-2605
Fax: 215-686-1578
Tax Review Board
Office of Administrative Review/ Tax Review Board
Land Title Building
100 South Broad St., Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Phone: 215-686-5216
Fax: 215-686-5228