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Promoting regulations that keep Philadelphia's air clean.

Email dphams_service_requests@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 685-7593

Hearing appeals related to the City's Building Code.


Promoting regulations that protect the health of Philadelphians.


Hearing appeals related to property violations and licenses to carry firearms.


Maintaining the retirement benefits plan for City employees.


Hearing appeals for real estate market value assessments.


Hearing appeals related to the City's Fire Code.


Overseeing the plans and proposals pertaining to the City's spending and investing.


Providing administrative hearings for people disputing parking tickets.


Streaming live video of City of Philadelphia press conferences, public hearings, and council meetings.


Promoting honesty, integrity, and transparency in City government.


Safeguarding the City of Philadelphia’s financial resources by managing the City’s debt, investments, and credit rating.


Coordinating geographic technology and spatial data sharing.


Advising the Mayor and the Director of Human Resources on problems concerning personnel administration and upholding the interest of the City's merit-based civil service system.


Working with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to promote the City's parks, recreational spaces, and their users.


Revitalizing Philadelphia’s neighborhoods by removing blight.

Phone: 311
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Working toward a successful, fiscally responsible pandemic recovery that strengthens the economy while protecting vulnerable populations.


Stewarding the design, development, and management of the Central Delaware River Waterfront between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues.


Working with individuals and families to help Philadelphians live healthy, self-determined lives.


Making Philadelphia a business-friendly city where companies choose to start, stay, and grow.


Working together with communities to support families and protect children.


Resolving labor disputes, enforcing labor laws, and managing the relationship between the City administration and City employee unions.

(215) 686-0802 for Questions on Philadelphia Worker Protection Laws

Building a safer city by enforcing building-related codes through inspections, licensing, permitting, and demolitions.


Creating strong neighborhoods with empowered residents.


Protecting and promoting the health of all Philadelphians.


Providing workplaces for City employees.


Managing City government records.


Collecting taxes, water charges, and other payments, to support the City and School District of Philadelphia.


Ensuring clean, green, and safe streets for the people of Philadelphia.


Helping development move from concept to completion.

Email developmentservices@phila.gov
TTY: (215) 683-0286

Creating strong neighborhoods by supporting residents and businesses.


Enforcing fair rental practices and protecting renters from unsafe housing conditions.


Representing Philadelphia’s diverse faith communities in local government.


Housing the Court of Common Pleas, Municipal Court, and Traffic Court.


Building a community devoted to lifelong learning by advancing functional, technological, career, financial, cultural, and civic literacy.


Providing legal advice and services to City departments, agencies, boards, commissions, and elected officials.


Improving the performance and progress of the City’s operating departments.


Helping seniors obtain food, employment, housing security, healthcare, and social support. 

Fax: (215) 686-8452

Making sure the City is inclusive to people of all abilities through advocacy and education.


Transforming the narrative for men and boys of color in Philadelphia.


Empowering Philadelphia residents to create lasting, positive change through active participation in their communities.


Advancing education policy, building partnerships, and empowering Philadelphians with educational resources.


Improving opportunities for civic engagement and economic success in the lives of women, girls, and those who identify as female.


Ensuring residents have access to City government and a voice in the drafting and implementation of City policies.


Learning from young people and building a new generation of leaders.


Investigating sudden, unexpected, and unnatural deaths in Philadelphia with professionalism, compassion, and efficiency.

Email medicalexaminer@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 685-9465

Uniting artists and communities through collaborative art projects that transform public spaces and individual lives.


Providing fair hearings for disputes about City fines or administrative decisions.


Working with community partners to give adult learners access to education, digital skills training, and a path to job readiness.


Supporting Philadelphia's creative sector through partnership, promotion, and education.


Promoting safe children, strong families, and supported schools.


Helping to reduce poverty by addressing economic and housing security, job growth, early education, and access to benefits.


Seeking justice and safety for all by creating opportunities for system improvement and connections between City and non-City partners.


Building an inclusive government that reflects its community and a city where race is not a determinant of success.


Improving the City’s response to domestic violence.


Supporting minority, women, and disabled-owned businesses.


Focusing people, plans, and programs to promote a prepared and resilient Philadelphia.

Email oem@phila.gov
Phone: 311

Providing vehicles for City employees to keep the City moving.


Providing emergency housing and other services to people who are homeless and to those at risk of homelessness.


Recruiting, developing, and retaining a qualified and diverse workforce for the City of Philadelphia.


Implementing policies and programs and ensuring access to services that strengthen the well-being of Philadelphia's immigrant communities.


Overseeing digital innovation and communications technology for the City.


Changing the way government thinks and works.


Serving the LGBTQ residents of Philadelphia through advocacy and inclusion.


Working to enable City departments and government as a whole to measure, track, and report on the progress of major goals and initiatives; and utilizing data and evidence to make policy and program decisions.


Determining accurate and fair property values and providing property information.


Empowering returning citizens, partner organizations, and the public to interrupt cycles of harm and build thriving communities.


Providing safety and loss prevention programs and analyzing the City's insurance and other risk exposure issues, including managing claims, workers' compensation, and service-connected disabilities.


Serving those planning special events in the City and promoting Philadelphia as an event destination.


Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.


Bringing innovation to key enabling functions of City government.


Promoting integrity, transparency, and accountability throughout the executive branch of government.


Overseeing voter registration and elections for the City of Philadelphia.


The City Controller identifies cost savings, recommends best practices and modernization, and exposes fraud and mismanagement.


Promoting Philadelphia by producing and highlighting special events across the City.


Ensuring the City’s long-term financial health and effective use of resources, while helping to achieve the administration’s policy goals.


Rooting out corruption, fraud, and misconduct and increasing public confidence in City government.


Building a Philadelphia that works for every neighborhood with a focus on equity, opportunity, efficiency, and inclusion.


Protecting the lives, property, and rights of city residents; providing safety to those who enter Philadelphia courtrooms; and managing sheriff sale properties.


Improving mobility, safety, and access for all who use the City’s streets and roadways.

Email otis@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 686-3494

Implementing strategies and initiatives to prevent, reduce, and end violence in Philadelphia.


Serving the entire Philadelphia region with national and international flights operated by major airline carriers.


Approving the design and location of construction projects and public art on City property, including streets, or funded with City money.

Email artcommission@phila.gov
TTY: (215) 683-0286
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Ensuring quality schools in every neighborhood through governance of the School District of Philadelphia.


Conducting hearings and public meetings on proposed bills and issues concerning the City of Philadelphia.


Guiding the orderly growth and development of the City of Philadelphia.

Email planning@phila.gov
Fax: (215) 683-4630
TTY: (215) 683-0286
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Fighting discrimination, ensuring equal rights, and helping build stronger communities.


Focusing on rehabilitation while providing safe, lawful, and humane correctional facilities.


Prosecuting crimes and defending victims throughout the City of Philadelphia.


Working around the clock to respond to emergencies and keep residents safe.


Overseeing the management and operation of Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW).


Ensuring the preservation of Philadelphia's historic properties.


Operating housing programs and improving residences for limited income Philadelphians.


Learn about the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation (PHDC).


Planning and implementing real estate and financing transactions that attract investment, jobs, and tax ratables to the City of Philadelphia.


Helping users of City government information determine what information is available on a particular topic or from a particular source, where that information is located, and how to access the information.


Returning vacant and tax-delinquent properties to productive use.


Providing a well-organized transportation system, managing parking and traffic management programs on city streets, and building and operating parking lots and garages.


Protecting over 10,200 acres of public land and waterways, and managing hundreds of recreation, environmental, and cultural centers.


Protecting the community by safeguarding lives and property with honor and integrity.


Focusing on the redevelopment of Philadelphia while creating balanced mixed-use communities to establish thriving, well-served and revitalized neighborhoods.


Working with the PA Dept. of Health, Bureau of EMS to plan, develop, maintain, expand, and improve EMS throughout Philadelphia County.


Serving the veterans of our city providing them with the information they need regarding all benefits, social services and counseling they are entitled to.


Providing drinking water, wastewater, and storm water services, and protecting the region’s water resources.


Providing access to City government, delivering updates and information, and working with City departments to improve Philadelphia.


Broadcasting information about City services, attractions, and activities.


Hearing appeals related to the Philadelphia Plumbing Code.


Helping improve the relationship between the Philadelphia Police Department and City Residents.


Managing and acquiring goods and services for the City of Philadelphia using a fair, open, and cost-effective process.


Encouraging Philadelphians to recycle through a variety of rewards programs and initiatives.


Transferring wills and granting letters of administration in cases where persons die without leaving a will.


Providing a high-quality education that prepares, ensures, and empowers students to achieve their full intellectual and social potential.


Operating Philadelphia’s public transit services and managing construction projects that maintain, replace, and expand transit infrastructure.


Collaborating with Philadelphians to design better City policies and services.


Hearing cases for disputed taxes, penalties, or interest.


Commemorating the nation’s first two presidents through an open-air installation that marks the site where George Washington and John Adams


Promoting safety and supporting quality of life through community policing and other neighborhood programs.


Independently setting rates and charges for water and sewer services for the City of Philadelphia.


Reviewing requests for zoning code variances.

TTY: (215) 683-0286


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