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Department of Licenses and Inspections

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

eCLIPSE

Avoid delays. Apply online.

Use our online system to apply for licenses and permits and look up business and trade license information.

Go to eCLIPSE

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L&I's newsletter helps you stay up-to-date about permits, licenses, and more.

Events

  • Jul
    6
    Philadelphia Contracting Requirements Webinar
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Philadelphia Contracting Requirements Webinar

    July 6, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, 1 hour
    This 60-min. webinar will provide a refresher course on the Department of Licenses and Inspections contracting requirements. L&I will cover subcontractor usage, worker certification requirements, and provide an overview of the Department's License Violation program and current enforcement priorities.


    The session will be held from 2:00pm - 3:00pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 via Zoom. Please register if you are interested in attending this information session.
  • Aug
    16
    L&I eCLIPSE Q&A session
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    L&I eCLIPSE Q&A session

    August 16, 2022
    9:30 am to 11:00 am, 2 hours
    The 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 from 9:30 am - 11:00am on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 via Zoom. Please register if you are interested in attending this information session.
  • Aug
    24
    L&I eCLIPSE Permitting and Licensing Basics Webinar
    9:00 am to 11:00 am

    L&I eCLIPSE Permitting and Licensing Basics Webinar

    August 24, 2022
    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. This webinar is an introductory session intended for new users.
    The session will be held from 9:00am - 11:00am on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 via Zoom. Please register if you are interested in attending this information session.

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