Permits, licenses, and taxes relating to property and housing, and homelessness resources. Contact animal control Who to contact if you have an animal control emergency, or want to report an animal care violation. Find a licensed contractor Find a licensed contractor for your building project. Find information about renting your property Information about rules and regulations for renting a property in Philadelphia. Find property information Find valuations, physical details, trash and recycling days, and school information for properties within the City of Philadelphia. Get a building permit Instructions for finding and obtaining the permits you need for a building or construction project. Get a Certificate of Occupancy Instructions on applying for a Certificate of Occupancy, which is required by the City for some construction projects. Get Real Estate Tax relief Assistance programs available for owner-occupied households. Property taxes Tax information for owners of property located in Philadelphia, including tax rates, due dates, and applicable discounts. Report a problem with property If you see property that has been vandalized or appears to be dangerous, you can report it to the City. Services for people experiencing homelessness Services available to people in Philadelphia who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Sheriff & lien sales Information on buying a property from a sheriff's sale, stopping a sheriff's sale, and claiming excess sheriff sale funds.