The Germantown Special Services District (GSSD) is a municipal authority that oversees and maintains the Central Germantown Business Corrridor, centered at the intersection of Germantown and Chelten Avenues. The GSSD welcomes residents and visitors to live, work, shop and play in Germantown.


In the district, the GSSD provides services that include cleaning (trash and litter pick up), greening, beautification and ensures business owners have access to city and state resources, including grant and business start up programs. The GSSD also works to help property owners find tenants. 


The work of the GSSD benefits the greater Germantown community through partnership and collaborative work with local organizations, groups and individuals. The GSSD seeks to support efforts of community members to help improve, and re-invorigorate the neighborhood.

Board Info

The GSSD is overseen by a 15 member board of directors and includes 7 committees.

Find Out More.


The schedules for monthly board and committee meetings, which are all open are located here. See Meeting Schedules.

In the News

Germantown is a vibrant neighborhood  - see what the GSSD and local businesses are making news for. News Updates.


Find out what events and activities are taking place in the district and then come out and join us. G'town Events.

Of Note...

Our Annual Meeting is coming up on November 15th! Learn about the work we did in Germantown and the district in the past year and get a peek at what's in store for the upcoming year. Find out how you can get involved in GSSD too.


For more information visit: Events

Contact Us

Germantown Special Services District
57 W Maplewood Mall
1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Phone: 215 821-8145 215 821-8145

Atl. Phone: 267-469-0944

E-mail: info@germantownssd.com

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