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Permits, violations & licenses

Get a wedding ceremony or wedding photo permit

You need a permit to hold a wedding ceremony or to take wedding, engagement, or other professional photos on Philadelphia Parks & Recreation property.

Popular locations include:

  • Fairmount Water Works, including the gazebo.
  • FDR Park Boathouse.
  • The Azalea Garden.

Where and when

You may apply for a permit by mail or email parksandrecevents@phila.gov.

Allow at least 14 days for approval.

How

Follow these steps to get your permit:

1
Download and fill out the permit application for wedding ceremonies and wedding/engagement photos.

Use the link below to download the form.

2
Include permit payment.

Applications will not be processed without payment. The name and address on the check or money order must match the name and address on the application.

3
Return application by mail.

Our new mailing address is:

Special Events Office
Winter Street Building
2130 Winter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Note: this is the mailing address only.
If you wish to visit the building, see address below.

4

OR

Apply and pay in person.

Visit the Special Events Office at our new location:

Winter Street Building
233 N. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The office is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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