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.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
eCLIPSE out of service on Thursday, March 30th starting at 10 p.m.
eCLIPSE will be out of service from Thursday, March 30th at 10 p.m. through Friday, March 31st at 2 a.m. for required maintenance.
L&I apologizes for any inconvenience.
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Apr19EventMaintenance and Annual Fire Protection Certifications webinar9:00 am to 11:00 amEvent
Maintenance and Annual Fire Protection Certifications webinarApril 19, 20239:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hoursL&I will be conducting a 1-hour webinar on the requirements formaintenance and annual fire protection certifications. During this session wewill cover recent updates to our maintenance certification program, revieweCLIPSE certification upload requirements, help troubleshoot some commonissues, and more.
We recommend all professionals who provideinspection and maintenance certification services attend this webinar. This session will be held on Wednesday, April 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Please register if you areinterested in attending this information session.
May10EventL&I eCLIPSE Permitting Basics webinar9:00 am to 11:00 amEvent
L&I eCLIPSE Permitting Basics webinarMay 10, 20239:00 am to 11:00 am, 2 hoursL&I will be conducting a 2-hour public training session on the basics of filing permit applications through the online eCLIPSE system. This webinar is an introductory session intended for new users.
The session will be held on Wednesday, May 10th from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Please register if you are interested in attending this information session.
May24EventL&I eCLIPSE Q&A webinar9:30 am to 11:00 amEvent
L&I eCLIPSE Q&A webinarMay 24, 20239:30 am to 11:00 am, 2 hoursThe Department of L&I will be hosting a 90-minute open Q&A session to address specific permit application questions for users with some experience using eCLIPSE.
This session will be held on Wednesday, May 24th from 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. via Zoom. Please register if you are interested in attending this information session
City Launches the Permit Navigator, a Pilot to Support the Permit Process for Residential and Commercial Projects
Use our online system to apply for licenses and permits and look up business and trade license information.
You must make an appointment to get services at the L&I Permit and License Center.
Atlas is the City's robust mapped-based information tool. Find violations, property information, and more.