Permits, licenses, and taxes relating to property and housing, and homelessness resources. Buy, sell, or rent a property Information for renters, home-buyers, and property owners. Find a licensed contractor Find a licensed contractor for your building project. 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 Certificate of Occupancy Instructions on applying for a Certificate of Occupancy, which is required by the City for some construction projects. 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 with deed or mortgage fraud Learn about deed and mortgage fraud and how to protect yourself. Get home improvement help Apply for programs that help improve your home. Historic properties Information about properties on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. 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. Request a circular-free property decal Get a decal to prohibit businesses from leaving circulars or ads on your property.