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Board of License and Inspection Review

Hearing appeals related to property violations and licenses to carry firearms.

Board of License and Inspection Review

Public meetings notice: BLIR meetings have moved online and will follow the new regulations for virtual hearings (PDF). BLIR hearings will be held every other Tuesday and Thursday at 1 p.m. You can attend these hearings on the Zoom platform, or by dialing +1 (267) 831-0333 / Passcode: 895820. The meeting ID is 562 078 8632. For details, see the 2024 BLIR hearing schedule.

Emergency appeals: To request an emergency appeal, submit an emergency hearing appeal form within five business days of the permit issuance, refusal, or violation you want to appeal.

What we do

The Board of Licenses and Inspections Review hears appeals of permits, violations, and notices issued by:

The board affirms or alters property violation decisions issued by L&I or other City agencies.

The board also hears appeals for licenses to carry firearms and firearm license revocations.


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Appeals calendar

See a listing of scheduled appeals on the L&I Appeals Calendar.


Board members

Name Role Email Phone
Kenneth Woodson Chair
Steve Pettit Member
Ralph Pinkus Member
Beverly Penn Member
Roger Tenant, Sr. Member
Ken Washington Member