City Departments

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Building & Permits
The purpose of the Building & Permits Department is to ensure the safety of all buildings and structures in the City of Philadelphia through administration and enforcement of codes and ordinances.

City Attorney
The City Attorney provides high quality, cost-effective legal advice and representation to the Mayor's Office, Board of Aldermen, and various City Departments.

City Clerk
The City Clerk's office is a division of the Mayor's Office and provides a vital service for the community and the city organization.

Community Development
The Community Development Department is charged with overseeing the orderly growth and development of Philadelphia.

Finance & Administration
The City of Philadelphia Finance & Administration Department is lead by the City's Chief Financial Officer (CFO) who is responsible for planning, administering, and managing the City's budget and overseeing all financial activities of the City.

Fire Department
The Philadelphia Fire Department's (PFD) mission is to help people. We are dedicated to preserving life and property through prevention and professional, compassionate response.

Human Resources
The City of Philadelphia Human Resources Department partners with City operations to develop and maintain human resource services, programs, and policies.

Municipal Court
The Philadelphia Municipal Court has jurisdiction over misdemeanor crimes, municipal ordinances and city traffic violations.

Parks & Recreation
The Parks and Recreation Department strives to serve the Philadelphia community with quality recreation programs, well maintained parks, trails, and beautiful open spaces.

Philadelphia Utilities
The City of Philadelphia offers its residents municipally owned utilities, including electrical, water, sewer, and solid waste management.

Police Department
To protect and serve, the Police Department is dedicated to the duty of safeguarding all City of Philadelphia citizens from crime, and helping citizens when emergencies arise.

Street Department
The Street Department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the City of Philadelphia by providing the highest quality roadways to meet the needs of the community.