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Apply now to be a firefighter!

Come join the hottest team in town — the Philadelphia Fire Department is recruiting firefighters! You must apply online and schedule your test by October 1. Here are some FAQs about the application process.

Update on façade inspection requirements

Under a regulation, when an engineer’s inspection finds that a façade is generally safe but in need of repairs, the repairs must be completed within six months. After receiving extensive feedback and in light of the pandemic, L&I is deferring enforcement of the six month limit with respect to façade inspections until January 1, 2022.

This means, until January 1, 2022, the required façade inspections must still be performed, but the results should be submitted to L&I on this earlier version of the Summary Report Form and in accordance with the instructions on the form.

Refer to the letter that was sent out to Philadelphia homeowners for more details. For step by step instructions on submitting façade inspection reports through our online portal, refer to the how-to guide.

If you have questions, please contact facadereports@phila.gov.

Parks & Rec Permits Update: Summer 2021

Parks & Rec is accepting permits for most activities in our parks, fields, and recreation facilities.  

Effective immediately, COVID-19 action plans are no longer required as part of the event permit process. This is based on the latest guidance from the Philadelphia Department of Health. 

OUTDOORS

Picnics

Parks & Rec offers a wide variety of sites for picnics.

  • Picnic sites serve 20-30 people.
  • Pavilions can hold up to 100 people.

➡️ Get a picnic permit.

Friends and community group events

Parks & Rec issues permits to Park Friends groups and community groups for events at neighborhood parks.  

➡️ Get a Friends and community group event permit

Outdoor recreation and athletics

Parks & Rec fields and courts offer space for group activities. You need a permit to reserve a recreation facility or field.

  • All sports are allowed outdoors.
  • Fields are available for permitted use.

➡️ Reserve a Parks & Recreation facility or field

Special events

Any gathering of 100 people or more held at a Parks & Rec site requires a special events permit.

  • These events may require portable toilets, signage, sound systems, and/or city services.
  • Special events include:
    • Public and private events.
    • Festivals.
    • Large athletic events.

          ➡️ Get a permit for a large event for festival.

Weddings

Media projects including videos, photos, and film

➡️ Use this form to apply for a permit to film or take still photos on Parks & Rec property.

INDOORS

Indoor recreation and athletics.

Parks & Rec facilities are open for group recreation and athletics. You need a permit to reserve a recreation facility or field for group activity.

  • All sports are allowed indoors.
  • Be sure to follow posted mask guidance.

➡️ Reserve a Parks & Recreation facility or field

Tax abatement deadline is soon approaching

Modifications to tax abatements administered by the Office of Property Assessment (OPA) will take effect on January 1, 2022.

Customers who want to obtain the current tax abatement for their projects must submit their issued building permit and abatement application to OPA on or before December 31, 2021.

To receive your building permit in time to do this, you must file your building permit applications with all pre-requisite approvals by October 1, 2021, to allow adequate time for processing.

For more information about the tax abatement and modifications, review Bill #200653 for commercial construction; Bill # 200366 for residential construction; and the OPA website.

Upcoming events

  • Jul
    6
    30-day Extension to Record Notary Bond/Oath/Commission & Register Signature Ending September 30, 2021
    8:00 am to 3:30 pm

    30-day Extension to Record Notary Bond/Oath/Commission & Register Signature Ending September 30, 2021

    July 6, 2021
    8:00 am to 3:30 pm, 3 months

     
  • Jul
    30
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    CIBOTTI RECREATION CENTER, 2500 S 77th St, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    July 30, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    CIBOTTI RECREATION CENTER, 2500 S 77th St, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • Rapid testing available
  • Jul
    30
    BRT MV Appeal Non-Oral Hearing
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    BRT MV Appeal Non-Oral Hearing

    July 30, 2021
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm, 5 hours
  • Jul
    30
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    CIBOTTI RECREATION CENTER, 2500 S 77th St, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    July 30, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    CIBOTTI RECREATION CENTER, 2500 S 77th St, Philadelphia, PA 19153, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration
    • Rapid testing available
  • Jul
    30
    Meet the Instruments for Kids!
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Calvary-St. Augustine Episcopal Church - 814 North 41st Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Meet the Instruments for Kids!

    July 30, 2021
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
    Calvary-St. Augustine Episcopal Church - 814 North 41st Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104
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    Join us for a special opportunity to "meet" stringed instruments. Learn how they make music and make us feel. A program for children and the young at heart! Music in Your Neighborhood by Artcinia For details, go here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-the-instruments-for-kids-tickets-153913628807

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