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, Jan. 17 until further notice

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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