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PREFACE TO THE TWELFTH EDITION
PREFACE TO THE TWELFTH EDITION
This Twelfth Edition of The Philadelphia Code includes all ordinances passed by Council through the end of its 2016-2019 term and is current through March 1, 2020.
The Twelfth Edition returns to the practice of a comprehensive new edition every four years, with cumulative supplements every year between editions. All previous editions and supplements should be discarded.
This edition is published in four volumes. Users of the Code should refer to these volumes and any future cumulative supplements for the most up-to-date printed Code available. For information concerning any legislation involving Code amendments enacted after the most recent supplement or electronic update, please contact the Chief Clerk of City Council, Room 402 City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, or telephone 215-686-3410, or visit City Council's Web site at www.phila.gov/citycouncil.
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MARCEL S. PRATT
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
TITLE 2 CITY-COUNTY CONSOLIDATION
TITLE 3 AIR MANAGEMENT CODE
TITLE 4 THE PHILADELPHIA BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND OCCUPANCY CODE
TITLE 4.1 ELECTRICAL CODE (REPEALED)
TITLE 4.2 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE (REPEALED)
TITLE 5 FIRE CODE (REPEALED)
TITLE 6 HEALTH CODE
TITLE 7 HOUSING CODE
TITLE 8 PLUMBING CODE (REPEALED)
TITLE 9 REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Ch. 9-1700 Required Policy for Employers Within the City of Philadelphia Regarding Aspects of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
Ch. 9-1900 Fire Insurance Escrow Accounts: Municipal Certificate Required Prior to Payment of Fire Loss Claims
TITLE 10 REGULATION OF INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND ACTIVITY
Ch. 10-1400 "Tailgating" and Related Activities in the Outdoor Public Parking Lots at the Philadelphia Sports Complex
TITLE 11 STREETS
TITLE 12 TRAFFIC CODE
Ch. 12-1600 Special Restrictions Upon Use of Vehicles in Areas Under the Control of the Fairmount Park Commission
TITLE 13 WATER AND SEWER
TITLE 14 ZONING AND PLANNING
TITLE 15 PARKS AND RECREATION
TITLE 16 PUBLIC PROPERTY
TITLE 17 CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
Ch. 17-400 Payment or Reimbursement of Employee Expenses Associated with the Use of Exclusionary Private Organizations
Ch. 17-500 Goals for the Participation of Disadvantaged Owned Business Enterprises in City Contracts
TITLE 18 COMMERCE
TITLE 19 FINANCE, TAXES AND COLLECTIONS
Ch. 19-3100 Attorney and Other Collection Fees in Collection Matters; Retention of Private Attorneys and Other Collectors
Ch. 19-3200 Keystone Opportunity Zone, Economic Development District, and Strategic Development Area
TITLE 20 OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
TITLE 21 MISCELLANEOUS
TITLE 22 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT CODE
To adopt a Code of General Ordinances of the City of Philadelphia embodying a comprehensive codification and revision of all general ordinances of the City; and repealing and saving from repeal certain ordinances.
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1. There is hereby adopted a Code of General Ordinances of the City of Philadelphia embodying a comprehensive codification and revision of all general ordinances of the City, as follows: