(Philadelphia, September 13, 2016) – Mayor Jim Kenney joined Councilman Brian O’Neill in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the relocation of the Northeast Municipal Services Center to 7522 Castor Ave.

“This relocation to a larger facility is a great opportunity for us to better serve the residents of Northeast Philadelphia,” said Mayor Kenney. “It’s part of our commitment to make city government accessible to the people, and to better connect neighborhoods.”

The newly renovated, 9,000 square foot facility houses the satellite offices of the Department of Revenue, Licenses and Inspections and Councilman Brian O’Neill.  Taxpayers are able to pay their Real Estate and Business taxes, pay water bills, apply for the Department of Revenue’s assistance programs and consult with a representative of the Councilman.  In October, residents will also be able to apply for permits.

“This new office will make it more convenient for nearby Far Northeast residents to get assistance on a variety of personal, neighborhood and city-related matters,” said Councilman O’Neill.

The Mayor and Councilman were joined by Revenue Commissioner Frank Breslin, Licenses and Inspections Commissioner David Perri and Public Property Commissioner Bridget Greenwald. “Having several city agencies at one location creates a one-stop shop of resources for residents to get the service they need,” said Commissioner Breslin.

The Northeast Center has been in operation for more than 30 years.  Each year the Center assists upwards of 30,000 residents and collects more than $33 million in taxes and water charges.

This is one of two municipal service centers. The other is the North Philadelphia Municipal Service Center, located at 2761 N. 22nd St.

The Northeast Center is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and is handicap accessible.