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. 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 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 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. Services for people experiencing homelessness Services available to people in Philadelphia who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.