Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Office of Administrative Review

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

Office of Administrative Review

Speed camera hearings: Join at the scheduled time with meeting ID: 830 8787 1919, passcode: 894754. Identify yourself to access the hearing and confirm attendance.

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.
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 tax.reviewboard@phila.gov.


100 S. Broad St.
Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Email admin.review@phila.gov