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Philadelphia Municipal Law Research: Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations

This guide reviews Philadelphia Home Rule Charter, the Philadelphia Code of Ordinances, and the Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations. The guide also provides guidance on how to access each of these resources.

Overview

The Home Rule Charter not only empowers the Council to pass binding legislation, it also authorizes Philadelphia departments, boards, and commissions to adopt regulations. The process for adopting regulations is set forth in Chapter 8-407 of the HRC. The publication Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations included all of these regulations. However, the publisher discontinued this publication in January 2014. Philadelphia's Department of Records maintains a web site listing the regulations promulgated by the city since 2014.

In Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations, the regulations are arranged by the issuing agency:

  • Title 1: Commerce Department
  • Title 2: Finance Department
  • Title 3: Licenses and Inspections
  • Title 4: Miscellaneous
  • Title 5: Pension and Retirement Board
  • Title 6: Personnel Department
  • Title 7: Police Department
  • Title 8: Procurement Department
  • Title 9: Public Health Department
  • Title 10: Public Property Department
  • Title 11: Records Department
  • Title 12: Revenue Department
  • Title 13: Streets Department
  • Title 14: Water Department

The Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations was published in a four volume print set. It includes an index. There is currently not an electronic version of the Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations.

Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations - Print Version

Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations was published in a four volume print set. Please note that the print volume is no longer updated by the publisher. The LRC's print edition is current through January 2013.

Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations - Electronic Version

There is no electronic version of the Philadelphia Consolidated Regulations.