Get the history of permits, licenses, and inspections at any address, research real estate information including property values, zoning, and document archives, get easy access to a variety of hard-to-find City resources, explore historical imagery and maps
OpenDataPhilly includes both municipal and non-municipal data and enables users to search for and locate data sets based on keyword and category searches. For each data set, application, or API, we’ve included accompanying information about the origins, update frequency, and other specifics of the data. The record for each data source also includes links for downloading the data or accessing the application or API.
MPIP, from Temple University, uses a set of regional indicators to measure conditions and track changes in communities across the greater Philadelphia region. The site includes MetroPhilaMapper, an online interactive mapping and analysis application that enables users to access and investigate data on regional socio-economic indicators.
Provides information from the U.S. Census and several city agencies on a variety of topics, including housing, population, land use, utilities, and more. Census information is from 2000; other city information is more recent. A project of the Cartographic Modeling Lab at the University of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide
The Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, published weekly between January 1886 and November 1940, documents buildings in Philadelphia as well as statistical and editorial analysis of the building trades during the city's most dramatic period of growth. Target audience for the paper was the building profession including architects, builders, general contractors, real estate developers, bankers, investors, conveyancers, and a host of tradesmen.