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Project information signs now required for all construction, demolition, addition, or alteration projects submitted after June 30, 2014.
Click here for major building requirements and here for all other building requirements.
Special Inspections Program
For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services; this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards. For more details, click here.
Center City Vending Lottery Winners and Alternatives
Click here for a list of winning ticket numbers for all Center City Lottery vending locations
Click here for a list of alternative numbers for declined locations
Special Independent Advisory Commission
On behalf of the Special Independent Advisory Commission to Review and Evaluate the Department of Licenses and Inspections, we invite you to provide the Commission with your thoughts, concerns, compliments, and experiences with respect to Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections. Click here for more information.
Zoning Legislation Table
The Zoning Legislation Table summarizes recent legislative action impacting Title 14 of the Philadelphia Code. For the most current changes, please visit City Council’s website,
ATTENTION ALL CONTRACTORS - New requirements effective January 1, 2014
Effective January 1, 2014 contractors will be required to provide a Tax Clearance form from the Revenue Department and a current copy of the required insurance certificate for the contractor indicating coverage for general liability, workman’s compensation, and automobile.

In addition - per changes made to Title 9-1004 of the Philadelphia Code - the following requirements will go into effect January 1, 2014 :

  • Contractors shall display their license number in specified locations.
  • License numbers displayed on vehicles must be at least 2 inches in height and clearly visible.
  • No Contractor shall sell, transfer, or permit another person to use the license assigned to the Contractor to secure permits or perform activity.
  • No Contractor shall sell, transfer, or otherwise allow another person or business entity to use a permit issued to the Contractor to perform construction work.
  • The primary Contractor on each permitted job site, except for work on residential buildings of two dwelling units or less, shall post specified information at each jobsite.

Please click here for more details on these requirements, as they affect ALL CONTRACTORS.
Prohibited Vending Locations and Special Vending Districts Map
The Vending / Sidewalk Sales map is a visualization of prohibited vending locations and Special Vending Districts within Philadelphia, as mandated by The City of Philadelphia City Code sections 9-204, 9-205 and 9-206. This map eliminates the need to read through the unordered City Code Charter sections and it conveniently summarizes the verbose physical space descriptions contained in the City Charter.

The following areas are detailed in this map.

Prohibited Streets represent street segments where sidewalk sales or vending is prohibited. Click on a prohibited street to receive a pop-up containing information about which sides of the street vending is prohibited, which code section the prohibited street segment represents and a description of the prohibited vending area.

Prohibited Areas depict geographical areas where vending is prohibited. Click on a prohibited Area to receive a pop-up containing information about the prohibited vending area, which code section describes the prohibited area and a description of the prohibited area.

Special Vending Districts are areas where vending & sidewalk sales are prohibited without special permission from The City of Philadelphia. Vendor’s can occasionally vend in special vending districts but not without city approval. To potentially be granted permission to vend within Special Vending Districts, contact the Department of Licenses and Inspections Vending Unit by calling 311 (215-686-8686).

Click here for the Prohibited Vending Locations and Special Vending Districts Map.
Top Ten Building Permit Application Deficiencies
To help ensure that building permit applications are completed and reviewed properly, L&I has issued a "Top Ten Building Permit Application Deficiencies" sheet. View the sheet here