A tax clearance certificate shows that your City of Philadelphia tax account is in good standing.
Tax clearance certificates are required for many different reasons. You might need one to apply for a permit or license, join a board, get a job with the City, or for another purpose.
Request a tax clearance certificate
You can check your tax compliance status and request a certificate on the Philadelphia Tax Center. You don’t need a username or password to request a tax clearance certificate.
Get help requesting your certificate
When you contact the Tax Clearance Unit, you’ll need to provide your:
- Taxpayer name
- Account number
- Entity ID (such as a Social Security Number or Employer Identification Number)
- Property address (if applicable)
- Compliance type (for example, Zoning Board or permits/licenses).