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Department of Licenses and Inspections

Applications and payment: You can make and manage applications, and pay for and print out permits, online using eCLIPSE. If you need help using eCLIPSE, refer to L&I’s eCLIPSE videos and instructions or for help with filing a permit application, license application or license renewal you can schedule a virtual appointment. To file applications on paper, and pay for and pick up permits with paper plans, you can schedule an in-person appointment to visit the L&I Permit & License Center.

What we do

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) helps people comply with building safety standards and other code requirements. Contractors, business and property owners, landlords, and tenants are all served by L&I.

As part of our mission, we:

  • Inspect construction projects so they meet construction and fire codes.
  • Inspect higher-risk properties for compliance with fire codes.
  • Respond to complaints regarding many code violations.
  • Inspect, monitor, seal, and demolish vacant and/or dangerous buildings.
  • Review plans and issue permits according to building, zoning, plumbing, and electrical codes.
  • Issue trade and business licenses.
  • Help landlords and tenants understand their responsibilities.


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 311


Tax abatement deadline is soon approaching

Modifications to tax abatements administered by the Office of Property Assessment (OPA) will take effect on January 1, 2022.

Customers who want to obtain the current tax abatement for their projects must submit their issued building permit and abatement application to OPA on or before December 31, 2021.

To receive your building permit in time to do this, you must file your building permit applications with all pre-requisite approvals by October 1, 2021, to allow adequate time for processing.

For more information about the tax abatement and modifications, review Bill #200653 for commercial construction; Bill # 200366 for residential construction; and the OPA website.

Tire Dealer License is now available in eCLIPSE

Any business that purchases or sells tires, whether they are new or used, will need to have a Tire Dealer License by December 31, 2021. The license application is now available through eCLIPSE.

Refer to the website for additional information.

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Nothing from September 20, 2021 to December 20, 2021.