Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe.
If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20 to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22
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

trash Trash & recycling collection will resume. If your trash is normally collected Wednesday, it will be collected Thursday. Thursday’s will be collected Friday, Friday’s on Saturday. More info on snow removal. In Effect: Wednesday, March 21 to Saturday, March 24
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.


Parking ticket amnesty offered for a limited time

Beginning March 1, 2018, the City of Philadelphia is offering a program to forgive older unpaid parking tickets.

The program ends on April 30, 2018.

When you enroll, you must first pay any tickets issued between January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2017. A payment plan is offered to make it easier.

Once you pay these tickets, any tickets you received before 2013 will be forgiven.

The Parking Amnesty Program does not cover traffic or moving violation tickets.

Find out how to enroll in the Parking Amnesty Program.

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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 2018. With your help, we’ll continue to improve it after that.