Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 01 to noon on Tuesday, March 02

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines and reserve your place in line. Sign up today!

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Announcements

No NTL forms for Liquor and Amusement taxes

We do not have No Tax Liability (NTL) forms for Liquor Tax or Amusement Tax. If your tax liability was zero for any period, visit our eFile / ePay website, select “Print a Payment Coupon” from the navigation menu, complete the payment amount as zero, and mail us your coupon.

Make an online appointment for help with renewing your rental license.

You can schedule an online meeting with L&I representatives to get help with your rental license renewal or guide you through the process of submitting a new rental license application. All online meetings will be conducted over Zoom. Rental license meetings will be held for a limited time, beginning February 16, 2021.

To sign-up for an online rental license help appointment, click here.

Note: The day before your scheduled appointment, you will receive an email from L&I with the Zoom link.

Updated Parks & Rec youth sports & permit guidelines

Parks & Rec is now accepting limited permits at specific sites across the city.

Effective February 1, 2021

Parks & Rec will resume issuing permits for the following activities:

Outdoors

  • All sports and activities are allowed with these restrictions:
    • No spectators.
    • Masks must be worn at all times when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained.
    • Tournaments of three or more teams are prohibited.
  • Weddings.
  • Media projects including videos, photos, and film.

Indoors

  • Skills and drills activities only:
    • No contact sports.
    • No spectators.
  • See what sports are allowed.
  • Select gymnasiums and multipurpose rooms may be permitted for use.
  • No competitions are allowed in Parks and Rec gymnasiums. The only exception is School District of Philadelphia permit holders.

Read the indoor high school sports guidance.

  • The number of people per room is limited to:
    • Gymnasiums: maximum 25 people in cohorts no larger than 10 people.
    • Other rooms: maximum 10 people.
    • Rooms smaller than 2,000 square feet cannot be permitted.

Indoor permit holders must attend and be responsible for the content of the Standard Operating Procedure Training hosted by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff.


Learn more about the changes to the following permits:

Parks & Rec is not currently accepting permit applications for:

  • Events and festivals.
  • Friends and community group meetings.
  • Picnics.

Paycheck Protection Program Reopens for Applications

The federal Paycheck Protection Program has reopened for applications. Businesses that did not receive funding from the program last year are given first priority, but all businesses that employ 0-300 people, including sole-proprietors, are eligible to apply; this includes businesses that received PPP loans in 2020. Learn more about how to apply.

Upcoming events

  • Mar
    2
    [PIDC Webinar] Construction Series (Pt 4 Of 4): Construction Law, Liens, & Dispute Resolution
    9:00 am to 10:30 am

    [PIDC Webinar] Construction Series (Pt 4 Of 4): Construction Law, Liens, & Dispute Resolution

    March 2, 2021
    9:00 am to 10:30 am, 2 hours
    Disputes on construction projects are almost guaranteed to happen. But how disputes are resolved is critical and should always work to your benefit. This workshop will equip you with the legal measures you should always use in the upfront negotiation and execution of contracts to minimize contract disputes at the end. You will learn how to manage disputes once they arise and when you move from mediation to arbitration to litigation. Register: https://www.pidcphila.com/events/construction-series-pt-4-of-4-construction-law-liens-dispute-resolution
  • Mar
    2
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    March 2, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
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    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration (online registration not yet available)
  • Mar
    2
    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA

    PDPH Mobile Testing Unit - Community COVID-19 Testing Event

    March 2, 2021
    10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 4 hours
    Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA
    map
    • No out-of-pocket costs
    • No appointments required
    • Walk-up testing with on-site registration (online registration not yet available)
  • Mar
    2
    Test For All Tuesdays
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Test For All Tuesdays

    March 2, 2021
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA
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    Free COVID-19 testing for all residents is now available at Dobbins. No appointments required, walk-ups welcome
  • Mar
    2
    Test For All Tuesdays
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

    Test For All Tuesdays

    March 2, 2021
    11:00 am to 1:00 pm, 2 hours
    Murrell Dobbins High School, 2150 W Lehigh Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA
    map
    Free COVID-19 testing for all residents is now available at Dobbins. No appointments required, walk-ups welcome

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