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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.

Connect

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

Announcements

Revenue Dept. System Maintenance Affects Comm. Activity License Issuance

The Department of Revenue will not issue new Philadelphia tax accounts between October 26th and October 29th due to system maintenance. This may impact your ability to obtain a new Commercial Activity License.

If you need to apply for a new Commercial Activity License and have not already obtained a Philadelphia tax account from the Department of Revenue, please return to eCLIPSE after October 29th.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

eCLIPSE will be out of service beginning Sunday, October 31st at 10 p.m.

eCLIPSE will be out of service for two hours beginning on Sunday, October 31st from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m for required maintenance.

L&I apologizes for any inconvenience.

Sheet Metal Technician Webinar

Beginning January 1, 2022, all damper and smoke control certifications must be submitted through the eCLIPSE online portal.

To provide assistance, L&I will conduct a brief demonstration on how to set-up your eCLIPSE account, associate your license and submit certifications through the online portal. Immediately following the demonstration, License Issuance experts will be available to provide one-on-one assistance to license holders who have not yet successfully completed the license association.

This event is geared towards licensed sheet metal technicians performing regular inspections on dampers and smoke control systems.

The webinar will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. To register for this webinar, click here.

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Events

  • Nov
    16
    Sheet Metal Technician Webinar
    9:00 am to 9:30 am

    Sheet Metal Technician Webinar

    November 16, 2021
    9:00 am to 9:30 am, 30 mins
    This event is geared towards licensed sheet metal technicians performing regular inspections on dampers and smoke control systems. L&I will provide a brief demonstration on how to set-up your eCLIPSE account, associate your license and submit certifications through the online portal. Immediately following the demonstration, License Issuance experts will be available to provide one-on-one assistance to license holders who have not yet successfully completed the license association. This webinar will be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday November 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.  To register, please click here.
  • Nov
    23
    L&I eCLIPSE Public User Information Webinar
    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    L&I eCLIPSE Public User Information Webinar

    November 23, 2021
    9:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    L&I will be conducting a 2-hour public training session on the basics of filing license and permit applications through the online eCLIPSE system. There will be an open Q&A following the presentation. This webinar is intended for new users, however all users with outstanding questions are welcome to attend. The session will be held from 9:00am - 11:00am on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 via Zoom. Please register if you are interested in attending this information session.

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