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Philadelphia Code

The Philadelphia Code is the publication of laws (ordinances) passed by the Philadelphia City Council. It is organized by topic.

Navigate the Philadelphia Code by using the menu on the left. The Philadelphia Code is published online by American Legal Publishing Corporation. The website also includes access to the Philadelphia Charter


Philadelphia City Council's Legislative Information Center provides access to more recent ordinances as well as information concerning Philadelphia City Council bills and resolutions. Use the Legislation tab to run a search. 

Jenkins also has access to older ordinances in print