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 Thursday, March 04 until further notice

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines. If you're interested in getting the vaccine, sign up today!

Payments, assistance & taxes

Get tax clearance

A tax clearance certificate shows that your tax account is in good standing with the City of Philadelphia. This certificate is required in order to obtain some permits and licenses.

To check your tax compliance status and get a tax clearance certificate, visit:

If you have trouble obtaining a clearance certificate on our online portal, or have questions, you can contact the Tax Clearance Unit by:

  • Sending an email to tax.clearance@phila.gov; or
  • Calling (215) 686-6565. Please include the following information in your email or phone message:
    Taxpayer Name
    Account Number
    Entity ID (EIN, SSN)
    Property Address (if applicable)
    Compliance Type (ex. Zoning Board, Permits/Licenses)