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Support for New Food Businesses

The City of Philadelphia is always eager to help a new food business join our broad array of restaurants and other food establishments.

All new food businesses in Philadelphia work closely with
two City departments -- the Department of Licenses and Inspections and the Department of Public Health — to ensure they comply with local zoning ordinances, the local building code, and the health code.

We are committed to helping new food business owners better understand and navigate the process of starting a food business in Philadelphia. We have revised several of our application procedures, simplified our forms and fee schedules, and created several new resources:



Resources

Stationary Food Business


Mobile Food Business


Other Resources

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