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Changes to Expediter Submissions Effective 3/7/16
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Immigration Assistance Providers
Click here for important information about Immigration Assistance Providers. For a copy of the associated registration form, please visit the ‘Licenses’ section of this website.
Trade licenses set to expire on December 31st have been extended
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New Demolition Permit Requirements

The complete demolition of a structure must be performed by a licensed demolition contractor. Click here for license requirements.
The complete demolition of a structure requires the submission of a demolition permit application. Click here for submission requirements.

New Contractor Safety Requirements
Download the requirements here.


Zoning Legislation Table
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New Demolition Contractor License Requirements are effective October 1, 2015
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2015, A LICENSED DEMOLITION CONTRACTOR MUST BE IDENTIFIED ON ALL DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATIONS.
THE DEPARTMENT WILL BEGIN ACCEPTING LICENSE APPLICATIONS ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2015.
For additional information, click here.
Limited Lodging Regulations
The City of Philadelphia allows residents to rent out their home, or rent a room within their home, for short term rentals referred to as Limited Lodging. Click here for an outline of the requirements for Limited Lodging.
Electronic Plan Submission Survey
To take the survey, please click here.

Click here for a message from L&I about online permitting.
Electrical and Plumbing Permit applications
Effective November 24, 2014, faxed Electrical and Plumbing Permit applications will not be accepted. Applications and all required documentation may be submitted in person or emailed to the L&I Mechanical Services Unit at mechservices@phila.gov. Click here for plumbing permit submission requirements and here for electrical permit requirements.
Returned Checks
 If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize eCollect, LLC to make a one-time electronic funds transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) eCollect, LLC may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.

***FOR INQUIRIES ABOUT CHARGES TO YOUR ACCOUNT PLEASE CALL (888) 569-9001 OR EMAIL ADMIN@ECOLLECTPAYMENTS.COM
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
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, http://philadelphiacitycouncil.net.
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.