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Philadelphia Government Agencies

Current Philadelphia government agencies are listed here in alphabetical order.
(Jump to list of renamed, superseded, or obsolete agencies).
For a list of districts, townships and boroughs which existed in Philadelphia prior to 1854, click here.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A
Administrative Board
Aging, Mayor's Commission on Services to the
Anti-Graffiti Network (Philadelphia)
Art Commission
B
Board of Revision of Taxes
C
City Commissioners, Office of the
City Controller, Office of the
City Council
City Planning Commission
City Representative, Office of the
City Solicitor, Office of the
City Treasurer, Office of the
City Trusts, Board of Directors of
Civic Center, Philadelphia
Civil Service Commission
Commerce, Department of
Aviation Division
Mayor's Business Action Team
Common Pleas Court, Prothonotary of

Current Philadelphia government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

D
District Attorney, Office of the
E
Education, Office of
Emergency Shelter and Services, Office of
Ethics, Board of
F
Fair Housing Commission
Fairmount Park Commission
Finance, Office of the Director of
Accounting Bureau
Administrative Review, Office of
Budget Bureau
Bureau of Administrative Adjudication
Capital Program Administration
Director
Grant Accounting and Administration Unit
Minority Business Enterprise Council
Risk Management
Fire Department
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Free Library of Philadelphia, Board of Trustees of the

Current Philadelphia government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

H
Hospitals and Higher Education Facilities Authority
Housing and Community Development, Office of
Human Relations, Commission on
Human Services, Department of
I
Inspector General, Office of the
L
Law Department
Licenses and Inspections
Literacy, Commission on

Current Philadelphia government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

M
Management and Productivity, Mayor's Office of
Managing Director, Office of the
Criminal Justice Coordinating Office
Emergency Management, Office of
Fleet Management, Office of
Management and Budget, Division of
Managing Director
Municipal Energy Office
Neighborhood Services, Division of
Recycling Office
Targeted Assistance Program
Mayor, Office of the
Mayor's Action Center
Mayor's Office of Community Services
Mayor's Office of Information Services
Municipal Court
N
Neighborhoods, Mayor's Office of;
Mayor's Commission on Neighborhoods

O
Orphans Court, Clerk of the

Current Philadelphia government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

P
Pensions and Retirement, Board of
Performance Assessment, Office of
Personnel, Department of
Philadelphia Gas Works
Philadelphia Housing Authority
Philadelphia Municipal Authority
Philadelphia Parking Authority
Philadelphia Prisons System
Police Advisory Board
Police Department
Police Review Board
Prisons System, Philadelphia
Procurement, Department of
Public Health, Department of
Public Property, Department of
Q
Quarter Sessions Court, Clerk of
R
Records, Department of
Recreation, Department of
Redevelopment Authority
Register of Wills
Revenue, Department of
Water Revenue Bureau
S
Sexual Minorities, Mayor's Commission on
Sheriff, Office of
Sinking Fund Commission
Streets, Department of
Highway Division
Surveyors, Board of

Current Philadelphia government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

T
Tax Review Board
Traffic Court (Philadelphia)
Transportation, Office of
V
Veterans' Advisory Commission
W
Water, Department of
Z
Zoning Board of Adjustment

Renamed, Superseded, or Obsolete Agencies and Additional Records Series in Archives:

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies are listed here in alphabetical order.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

A
Advisory Consolidation Commission
Aldermen's Court
Allied Action Commission (Philadelphia)
Anti-Poverty Action Commission (Philadelphia)
Anti-Poverty Action Committee (Philadelphia)
Aquarium
Area Manpower Planning Council
Art Jury
Auditing Department
B
Board of Trade and Conventions

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

C
Cable TV Coordinating Committee
Charities and Correction, Department of
Charities, Bureau of
City Architect
City Charter Commission
City Charter Review Advisory Committee
City Charter Revision Commission
City Finances, Special Committee on
City Housing Rent Commission
City Property, Department of
City Scholarship Committee
City Tax Assessors; City Tax Collectors
City Transit, Department of
Civil Defense
Civil Service Board
Collections, Department of
Commercial Museum, Exhibition, and Convention Halls, Trustees of, Philadelphia
Community Policy Committee on Health and Hospital Services
Commissioners for the Erection of Buildings for the Accommodation of the Poor
Commissioners of Roads of Southwark, Moyamensing, and Passyunk
Constables
Consumer Services, Mayor's Office of; Division of Consumer Services
Contributors to the Relief and Employment of the Poor
Coroner
Correction, Bureau of
County Assessors
County Auditors
County Commissioners
County Court
County Prison, Inspectors of
County Tax Collectors
County Treasurer
Criminal Sessions, Clerk of the Court of

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

D
Deeds, Recorder of
District Court, Prothonotary of the
Drug and Alcohol Executive Commission, Mayor's
E
Education, Department of
Educational Home Rule Charter Commission
Electrical Bureau/Police & Fire Alarm Telegraph
Emergency Services, Office of
Engineering, Surveys, and Zoning, Bureau of
Equipment Leasing Authority
F
Fair Employment Practices Commission
Fair Rent Committee
Filtration, Bureau of
Finance, Office of the Director of
Data Processing Unit
Economic Development Unit
Human Resources Information Center
Tri-Institutional Facilities
Flood Relief Committees, Mayor's

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

G
Gas, Department of; Lighting, Bureau of; Lighting and Gas, Bureau of
Gas Works, Trustees of the; Gas Commission
General Sessions, Clerk of the Court of
Guardians of the Orphan Children
Guardians of the Poor
H
Health, Bureau of; Board of
Health, Department of
Homeless and Adults, Office of Services to
Housing Coordinator; Development Coordinator
I
Ice Boats, Trustees of; Bureau of Ice Boats
Information and Complaints, Mayor's Office of
Inspectors of the Jail and Penitentiary House
Inspectors of County Prison

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

M
Magistrates, Board of
Managing Director, Office of the
Coordinating Office for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Programs (CODAAP)
Deputy Managing Director for Housing
Municipal Medical Dispensary
Youth Services Coordinating Commission and Office
Mayor, Office of the / Housing
Mayor's Ad Hoc Committee on Improvement in Municipal Standards and Practices
Mayor's Committee on Public-Private Financing of Child Care
Mayor's Court
Mayor's Scholarship Committee; Free Scholarship Committee
Mayor's Traffic Safety Committee
Medical Care for the Needy, Mayor's Committee on
Municipal Stadium Committee
O
Overseers of the Poor

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

P
Performance Assessment, Office of
Philadelphia Advisory Finance Commission
Philadelphia Charter Commission
Philadelphia Commission on Higher Education
Philadelphia Committee on Higher Educational Opportunities
Philadelphia Committee for the Relief of Traffic Congestion
Philadelphia County Prisons, Board of Trustees
Philadelphia Economic Development Committee
Philadelphia House of Detention Study Advisory Committee
Philadelphia Independent Charter Commission
Philadelphia Museums, Trustees for Establishing
(Philadelphia) Pharmaceutical Examining Board
Philadelphia War History Committee
Philadelphia Youth Services Board
Photographic Collection
Police Review Board
Port Wardens, Board of
Public Buildings Commission
Public Buildings, Commissioners for the Erection of
Public Health and Charities, Department of
Public Playgrounds Commission
Public Safety, Department of
Public Welfare, Department of
Public Works, Department of
R
Recorder of Deeds
Recorder's Court of the Northern Liberties, Spring Garden and Kensington
Registration Commission

Renamed, superseded, and obsolete government agencies
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U - Z

S
South Street Bridge, Commissioners for the Erection of the
Street Commissioners
Superintendent of City Trusts
Supervisory Committee on (Civil War) Historical Book
Surveys and Design, Bureau of
T
Taxes, Receiver of
Treasurer of Girard Trust / Superintendent of Girard Trust
Trustees of Girard College / Directors of Girard College
U - Z
Urban Homestead Program
Urban Traffic and Transportation Board
Warden (of Lighting and Watch)
Water, Bureau of
Water Commission, Mayor's
Wharves, Docks, and Ferries, Department of
Zoning Advisory Commission
Zoning Commission

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