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City of Philadelphia Resources

From inspections to community improvement, Philadelphia offers resources

The City of Philadelphia offers its residents a wealth of municipal resources ranging from low-cost legal services to social community events. The list below is only a snapshot of the organizations that can support your off-campus living experience. 

Trash Collection Schedule

Legal Resources

For information on tenant advocacy groups and court procedures, please visit the Legal Resources page under Tenant/Landlord Relationship. 

University City District

University City District is a partnership of world-renowned anchor institutions, small businesses, and residents that creates opportunity improves economic vitality and quality of life in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia. This organization strives to invest in world-class public spaces, address crime and public safety, bring life to commercial corridors, connect low-income residents to careers and promote job growth and innovation.

3940-42 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Center City District/Central Philadelphia Development Corporation

The CCD and CPDC share a mission to enhance the vitality of the Center City neighborhood as a thriving downtown and a great place to live, work or have fun. These organizations promote social engagement opportunities, develop resources for business entrepreneurs, and are committed to making Center City a safe, clean, and beautiful neighborhood to work, shop, dine and play. 

Public Ledger Building
660 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Department of Licenses and Inspections

The City of Philadelphia has set minimum health, safety, and maintenance standards for houses and apartments. Keeping the housing in our city up to the standards involves a partnership between tenants, landlords, and the city. The Department of Licenses and Inspections strives to be the nation’s leading code enforcement agency by exercising the highest level of integrity in its interpretation and application of the city’s building, maintenance and safety codes. To provide the best customer service and operations systems possible, the Department of Licenses and Inspections has several divisions that govern code and regulation enforcement, residential and commercial licensing, permits and certificates, zoning, and appeals. 

Municipal Services Building
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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