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

Payments, assistance & taxes

Debt collection agencies

The City of Philadelphia has authorized private collection agencies and co-counsel to help collect outstanding debts owed to the City. These companies may use “dunning” (frequently contacting someone about their debt), phone calls, and legal action to ensure that accounts receivable are collected.

The following collection agencies are currently under contract for collections of outstanding tax and water bill balances:

Please note that GRB and LBR are authorized to take delinquent properties to sheriff sale on the City’s behalf.