Before you begin
Have your code violation notice (CVN) ticket number ready.
Code violation notices include:
- Property and sidewalk maintenance fines.
- Non-criminal personal misconduct fines.
- Tobacco violations.
You can pay a ticket for a code violation in four ways:
- By phone.
- By mail.
- In person.
If payment is not received within 10 calendar days of when it was issued, you will be subject to more penalties.
Failure to pay or contest a code violation may result in the filing of a Code Enforcement Complaint in Municipal Court. The Court can impose up to a maximum fine of $300 plus court costs.
Each day a code violation continues will amount to a separate offense for which a separate penalty may be imposed.
To pay a ticket by phone, call the Code Unit at (215) 567-2605.
You may pay online through the Office of Administrative Review portal. There is a $2.00 processing fee for web payments.
Residents can pay tickets by mailing a check or money order payable to the City of Philadelphia to:
City of Philadelphia
P.O. Box 56318
Philadelphia, PA 19130-6318
Do not mail cash.
Write the code violation number in the memo section of the check. If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds:
- You allow the City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20.
- The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.