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Submission Procedures

For Construction Projects

The Art Commission shall approve the design and proposed location of any building, bridge and its approaches, arch, gate, fence, or other structure.

Signs, Awnings, Canopies, etc.

Most signs that need approval by the Art Commission also require a Sign Permit, issued by the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).


Section 5-903 of the Philadelphia Home Rule Charter requires approval by the Art Commission of any structure or fixture to be erected on or over the public right-of-way.

Works of Art

Proposals for Works of Art to be Commissioned or Purchased by any City Department, donated to the City or placed on City property.

Contact Us

The Philadelphia Art Commission
1515 Arch Street - 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102