Permits, licenses, and taxes relating to property and housing, and homelessness resources. Appeal a property assessment Due dates and instructions for challenging a property assessment that you believe is incorrect. Contact animal control Who to contact if you have an animal control emergency, or want to report an animal care violation. Find property information Find valuations, physical details, trash and recycling days, and school information for properties within the City of Philadelphia. Get a building permit Instructions for finding and obtaining the permits you need for a building or construction project. Get a Certificate of Occupancy Instructions on applying for a Certificate of Occupancy, which is required by the City for some construction projects. Get the Homestead Exemption How to apply for the Homestead Exemption if you own your home in Philadelphia. Property tax abatements Guidelines for determining which Real Estate Tax abatements you can get for your property. Property tax exemptions Explore ways to reduce your Real Estate Tax through exemptions available to Philadelphia property owners. Property taxes Tax information for owners of property located in Philadelphia, including tax rates, due dates, and applicable discounts. Rent your property Describes how to get a certificate of rental suitability, which the City requires from people who rent out their property. Report a building code violation Directions for reporting a building code violation through Philly311 or an online form. Report a vacant building What to do if you see a vacant or dangerous building in your neighborhood. Report graffiti How to report graffiti to get it removed. Save your property from foreclosure Tools and resources to avoid losing your property through foreclosure in Philadelphia. Services for people experiencing homelessness Services available to people in Philadelphia who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Sheriff & lien sales Information on buying a property from a sheriff's sale, stopping a sheriff's sale, and claiming excess sheriff sale funds.