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Courts

The Philadelphia Courts: First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas (Trial, Family and Orphans' Court Divisions) and Municipal Court (Criminal, Civil and Traffic Divisions)

Forms Center - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Select forms for all divisions of the Philadelphia Courts

Opinions - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
Search by court, issue date, topic, judge or party name.

Legislation

The Philadelphia Code & Home Rule Charter American Legal Publishing Corp.
Browse or search titles of the Code and Charter.

Ordinances
Ordinances from 2000 to present.

Philadelphia City Council
Bills, resolutions, minutes, agendas, and other City Council documents.

Philadelphia Municipal Documents U of PA Libraries, Archive.org
Includes Journal of the Common Council (1837-1916), Ordinances (1854-1920), and other historical documents.  Coverage may vary.
 

Administrative & Executive

Board of Ethics
Includes General Counsel Opinions from 2007 to present and Board Opinions from 2006 to present.

City of Philadelphia Property
Search property assessments and ownership information by address, block, owner or account.

Department of Licenses and Inspection
Find information about licenses, permits & certificates, zoning and appeals.

Department of Revenue
Tax forms, reports, publications and other information on water bills, payments and e-filing, and individual and business taxes.

Executive Orders
Mayor's Executive Orders from 1952 to present.

Tax Review Board
Regulations, recent opinions, and select applications and petitions.

 

Research Tip

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