Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Permits, violations & licenses

Get a special event permit

Philadelphia is host to hundreds of special events each year.

The Office of Special Events works with other City departments to make sure that those who host events have:

  • All necessary permits.
  • Licenses.
  • Insurances.
  • Agreements.

Special events permits are needed for any event that uses:

  • City-owned or occupied property.
  • City equipment.
  • City services.

Find out more information about hosting a special event.


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