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Are you looking for license or permit information for a Philadelphia business? There are a few city websites available to help you locate the information you need. With eCLIPSE , you can search for Philadelphia building permits, business licenses, activity licenses, and trade licenses. To search...
Looking for Philadelphia municipal data? Check out OpenDataPhilly.org ; the official open data reository for Philadelphia. "OpenDataPhilly is based on the idea that providing free and easy access to data information encourages better and more transparent government and a more engaged and...
The Philadelphia Code offers a subject codification of ordinances for the City of Philadelphia, with American Legal Publishing serving as the official publisher for the Twelfth Edition (2020). The Twelfth Edition returns to the practice of a comprehensive new edition every four years and has...
Parking can be tough in Philadelphia, and abandoned vehicles don't help the situation. In March 2021, Philly 311 received over 4,000 inquiries about abandoned vehicles. To help Philadelphians recognize and report abandoned vehicles in their neighborhoods, Philly 311 recently published a blog...
Use Philadelphia City Council’s Legislative Information Center to locate bills and resolutions from 2000 - current. To begin your search, select the Legislation tab: Use the search bar to search by any combination of keyword (including bill number), date , or type (i.e. bill, resolution, etc.) to...
Did you know that many Pennsylvania Court dockets are available to the public online? Docket sheets typically list the proceedings and documents filed in a case. They can be helpful in figuring out what has happened in a case so far, or what stage a case might be in ( but note that there may be a...
The Philadelphia Courts have recently issued several orders regarding the resumption of court proceedings. On May 21, the courts amended the May 15 President Judge Administrative Order No. 33 of 2020 that contains guidance on the rescheduling of cases, filing procedures, time requirements, and more...
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas provided a “ Notice to the Bar ” announcing that “all civil trials, currently scheduled through Monday, July 6, 2020, are postponed and will be rescheduled by the court.” This is the latest decision by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in...
After five weeks of being offline, the Philadelphia Court's website is back up! https://www.courts.phila.gov/ While some online services may still be down, others are running as normal. Here are links to some of the website's popular features: Forms - https://www.courts.phila.gov/forms/ Local Court...
The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network offers thousands of old maps, plans and surveys that show the development of the city from 1600 forward. This site is a pilot project of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Institutions such as the Athenaeum of...