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Enhancements to Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database

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Jenkins' Philadelphia City Solicitor Opinions Database contains the full text of formal and informal opinions issued by the Philadelphia City Solicitor from 1952-2009. Recent enhancements to the collection now provide for additional search options and improved results. Users may search by Title, Full Text, Year Published, Opinion Number, Opinion Type, From (Last Name), or To (Last Name). The From/To options allow users to search by the surname of the author or recipient. After conducting a search, filter your results by Opinion Number, Opinion Type, or Date Published.


Explore the collection of over 2,000 opinions spanning nearly 60 years from the City of Philadelphia’s Law Department. The answers (and inquiries) might surprise you!

  • What happened when an inauguration of the Mayor was scheduled for the same day as the Mummers’ parade? 1955, Formal Opinion No. 172
  • How did Philadelphia officially accept the ‘Rocky’ statue and determine its location? 1981, Memorandum of Legal Advice No. 3965
  • Is it lawful for your teacher to impose a fine on your "business" as a result of your failure to obey certain school rules unrelated to your business? 1995, Opinion 95-31
  • What was the City Solicitor’s opinion on the validity of a marriage performed by an internet-ordained Universal Life Church minister? 2008, Opinion 08-06

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