Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. Use our tips on staying cool, or go to a cooling center. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21
Beta.phila.gov is a work-in-progress.

We’re looking for your input so we can design a website that better meets your needs. Send us your ideas through the site’s feedback links.

Service updates

city City buildings are open for regular business hours.
transit Trains, buses, and trolleys are running on a regular schedule. Visit SEPTA.org for information.
trash Trash and recycling are being picked up on schedule.

Neighborhood resources

Redesigning phila.gov

About the redesign

We understand that the City of Philadelphia’s current website, phila.gov, isn’t easy to use. So we’re in the process of creating a new site from the ground up—with simple, mobile-friendly designs, more intuitive organization, and clearer content.

Throughout the redesign process, we’ve been collaborating with people like you to inform the direction and usability of the site. Please continue to send us your thoughts:

  • Use the site’s feedback links to alert us to content errors and design feedback.
  • Sign up to be a beta.phila.gov tester. We’ll contact you for specific feedback on features as we design them.

Where are we in the redesign process?

For the past couple of years, we’ve been working closely with content creators, City colleagues, and the public to rewrite service information and to design features that better meet your needs.


Alpha.phila.gov went live in December 2014. The alpha prototype was revised throughout 2015.


Versions of beta.phila.gov will roll out in 2016 and 2017.


Beta.phila.gov will become the City’s new website in 2017. With your help, we’ll continue to improve it after that.