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Registered Community Organization (RCO) materials

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) registers all Registered Community Organizations (RCOs). RCOs are concerned with physical development in their community. To learn more, visit the Registered Community Organization page.

This page contains the RCO application form, instructions, templates, past training materials, and more. You can also refer to the PCPC regulations.

Remote RCO meetings: On June 16, 2020, the Planning Commission passed emergency regulations regarding the RCO process during COVID-19. If you need help with or have questions about remote RCO meetings in advance of CDR meetings or ZBA hearings, review our resources below, reach out to the RCO Help Desk, or call (267) 225-7559.

Name Description Released Format
Applicant detailed instructions PDF Instructions to guide ZBA applicants in completing their RCO notification and meeting process. October 3, 2019
Applicant notification templates (doc) docx December 10, 2020
Applicant notification templates (pdf) PDF December 10, 2020
District Council RCO contacts PDF April 18, 2022
List of accepted RCOs PDF November 4, 2021
Meeting summary template PDF A template to be used by RCOs to report the results of the RCO meeting. August 16, 2019
RCO detailed instructions PDF Instructions to guide RCOs through the notification and meeting process. August 16, 2019
RCO fact sheet PDF Rules for RCOs and neighborhood meetings with zoning applicants. April 17, 2019
RCO rights and responsibilities PDF Rights and responsibilities of RCOs. April 17, 2019
RCO training packet (2019) PDF Read all about the RCO notification process and best practices for RCOs. October 3, 2019
RCO virtual meeting notice examples PDF Examples of RCO notices for virtual (web and telephone) meetings July 22, 2020
RCO virtual meeting suggestions PDF These are best practice suggestions for hosting virtual RCO meetings. July 14, 2020
RCO workshop presentation (2019) PDF Materials from the RCO workshop. October 16, 2019
Zoning applicant rights and responsibilities PDF Rights and responsibilities for applicants going through the RCO process. August 16, 2019