If your property is on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places and is in restored condition, you can apply to purchase a specially-made metal plaque for it.
These plaques are authorized by the Philadelphia Historical Commission.
Owners of restored, historically designated properties may apply.
Plaques currently cost about $70. Once your application is approved, you’ll pay the amount directly to the plaque manufacturer.
To apply, you must submit:
- A completed plaque application form.
- Photographs of all facades that are visible from the public right-of-way.
The Historical Commission staff will review your application. If it’s approved, the staff will send you a letter with directions for purchasing a plaque directly from the manufacturer.
If your property is not historically designated and restored, the staff will direct you on how to qualify it for a plaque.
Where and when
You can submit the completed form and photographs by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit it by mail or in person.
Philadelphia Historical Commission
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.