Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Safety & emergency preparedness

Report a possible fire code violation

Submit a report to Philly 311 so that the Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) can inspect the home (residential) or business (commercial building). Inspections usually happen within 20 business days after the report is made.

If the inspector finds a code violation, a notice of violation is sent to the property owner. The owner typically has 35 days to fix the problem before L&I reinspects the property. If the owner does not comply, L&I will take additional steps, potentially including legal action. These processes take time. You can always call 311 for a status update on any L&I service request.

Forms & instructions