City of Philadelphia - Helpful links to city services and resources…

City Council
This site maintains an updated calendar for council sessions and public hearings; informs you how to register to speak during the weekly public comment period; allows you to live-stream council meetings via government access Channel 64; helps you find your district councilperson via your address; and houses all legislation and meeting transcripts.

Philly 311
Philadelphia’s non-emergency customer call center is your connection point to all city services. Callers can receive answers to general and specific questions (e.g., directory assistance, updates on special events) and responses to your concerns about issues (e.g., potholes, sanitation, business permits), for which you will be provided a tracking number to ensure timely resolution.

Resident Information
This site is a gateway to many important residential services, including applying for a job with the city; connecting to the Philadelphia School District; discovering the city’s many transportation options; finding an emergency services location; paying your municipal tax bills; and connecting to family and senior citizen resources.

Business Services
Hosts resources for current and prospective business owners, including a guide to planning; a how-to on starting and running a business; checklists for the right combinations of permits, licenses and applications; information on fees and requirements; and links to support services like the Department of Commerce.

Visitor’s Guide
The official visitor site for Greater Philadelphia – which includes Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties – lists area events, attractions, hotels, restaurants, and itineraries for residents and tourists alike.