The new PHL City ID can help get you into all tax and water bill assistance programs run by the Department of Revenue. Effective immediately, we accept the Philadelphia-issued photo ID when a program’s application requires a form of personal identification.

For example, you can use the PHL City ID to prove:

These are just three examples, but Revenue accepts PHL City ID for ALL our program applications.

The PHL City ID was unveiled in April 2019 as part of a city-wide effort that includes both public and private partners.

The secure and affordable card works as a form of identification in Philadelphia, and provides access to many services and discounts.

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