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Office of Administrative Review

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

Office of Administrative Review

Today, Thursday, Feburary 18, 2021, The Office of Administrative Review will be closed due to the inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have a Speed Camera Hearing today, please attend via the Zoom link below at your assigned time. If your unable to access the link, a new hearing date will be mailed to you.

What we do

The Office of Administrative Review (OAR) reviews cases where residents or business owners disagree with a:

  • Fine.
  • Violation notice.
  • Tax assessment.
  • Other City of Philadelphia administrative decision.

OAR provides an appeal process, administers hearings, and manages the financial aspects of some cases.

  • Our Code Violation Unit registers security alarm systems. It also helps enforce excess false alarm violations, sanitation violations, and other City laws administered with code violation notices (CVNs).
  • The Tax Review Board hears taxpayer appeals of all City assessments or bills, except real estate tax assessments and real estate tax principal. A hearing master will hear cases for matters under $50,000.
  • We also handle Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) appeals, including:
    • Appeals for red light camera violations.
    • Appeals for denied residential disability parking spaces.


100 S. Broad St.
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19110

Have a speed camera hearing? Join online here.

Join at the scheduled time with meeting ID: 876 5907 0716, passcode: 635454. Identify yourself to access the hearing and confirm attendance.

Taxpayers should first attempt to resolve any billing disputes with the appropriate department. If the dispute cannot be resolved at the department, you can file an appeal by emailing your petition to