Permits, licenses, and taxes relating to property and housing, and homelessness resources. Get a Certificate of Occupancy Instructions on applying for a Certificate of Occupancy, which is required by the City for some construction projects. Historic properties Information about properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. 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. Apply for a grant to clear your home’s title Grants for low-income people who want to clear up ownership of their home. Apply for a low-interest home improvement loan Restore, Repair, Renew offers low-interest loans for home repairs. Buy your first home Get help buying your new home with a settlement assistance grant. Contact animal control Who to contact if you have an animal control emergency, or want to report an animal care violation. Find a City-owned property How to find a City-owned property. Find a licensed contractor Find a licensed contractor for your building project. Find accessible housing How to find accessible housing. Find affordable rental housing How to find affordable rental housing in Philadelphia. Find emergency housing Find where to get help if you are experiencing homelessness or are about to lose your home. Find information about renting your property Information about rules and regulations for renting a property in Philadelphia. Find location and zoning information Information about zoning in the City of Philadelphia. Find property information Find valuations, physical details, trash and recycling days, and school information for properties within the City of Philadelphia. Foreclosure & sheriff sales Information about how sheriff sales work, as well as how to avoid foreclosure on your property. Get a building permit Instructions for finding and obtaining the permits you need for a building or construction project. Get a Civic Design Review How to go through the Civic Design Review (CDR) process for large development projects. Get an affordable housing zoning bonus review The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) reviews applications for the affordable housing zoning bonus. Get emergency home heater repairs Emergency home heater repairs for those that are eligible. Get emergency home repairs Free repairs to correct electrical, plumbing, heating, structural, and roofing emergencies in eligible owner-occupied homes in Philadelphia. Get help making your home accessible The Adaptive Modifications Program (AMP) helps people with disabilities live more independently in their homes. Get help paying your utility bills How to get help if you’re in danger of getting your utilities shut off or going without heat in your home. Get help weatherizing your home How to get free weatherization and energy efficiency improvements for eligible households in the City of Philadelphia. Get home repairs and modifications for seniors Get minor repairs and modifications in homes owned by residents 60 and older. 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. Request a plan consistency letter for a development proposal Get a letter from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission to assist you in your application for project funding. Services for people experiencing homelessness Services available to people in Philadelphia who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.