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Contacts for information and questions related to the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).

District offices

District offices are currently closed to the public.  You can use eCLIPSE to apply online for permits and licenses or make an appointment to visit the MSB to submit in-person applications and make payments.

L&I inspectors are stationed at district offices across Philadelphia.

North District
88 E. Haines St.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Code Enforcement Unit
(215) 685-2279
Email
Construction Unit
(215) 685-2276
Email
West District
Code Enforcement Unit
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 686-2593
Email
Construction Unit
4221-4229 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 685-7680, 7681, 7682, 7684
Email
East District
7522 Castor Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19152
Code Enforcement Unit
(215) 685-0535
Email
Construction Unit
(215) 685-0580 or (215) 685-0584
Email
North Central District
1512-14 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19121
Code Enforcement Unit
(215) 683-0575
Email
Construction Unit
(215) 683-0580, 0581, 0582, 0583
Email
Central West District
1401 JFK Blvd., 11th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Code Enforcement Unit
(215) 686-2596
Email
Construction Unit
(215) 685-3789 or (215) 685-3790
Email
Central East District
667 N. Broad St., 3rd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Code Enforcement Unit
(215)685-3917
Email
Construction Unit
(215) 685-3786, 3787, 3788
Email
South District
1100 Wharton St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Code Enforcement Unit
(215) 685-1510
Email
Construction Unit
(215) 685-1575 or (215) 685-1578
Email

You can also use the map to find districts and district offices.

Districts and district offices

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License questions

For licensing questions, submit an online request or call 311 or (215) 686-8686 if outside Philadelphia.


Permit questions

For permit-related questions, submit an online request to the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) or call 311 or (215) 686-8686 if outside Philadelphia.

To request a project scoping meeting for flood protection, phased construction or to schedule an appointment with an examiner to discuss the additional information request on an open application, submit the online form to the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) or call 311 or (215) 686-8686 if outside Philadelphia.


Code questions

For questions related to code issues, submit an online request to the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) or call 311 or (215) 686-8686 if outside Philadelphia.


Property
certifications

For property certification questions, submit an online request to the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).


Appeals

For questions about Board of Building Standards (BBS), Plumbing Advisory Board (PAB) and Board of Licenses and Inspections Review (BLIR) appeals, contact:

1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
11th floor
PhiladelphiaPA 19102

(215) 686-2419


Complaints or
general information

For complaints or general information, call 311 or (215) 686-8686 if outside Philadelphia.


Vending inquiries

For questions about vending, contact the Vending Unit by calling (215) 686-2414 or email vending@phila.gov.


Media inquiries

For media inquiries, email karen.guss@phila.gov.


To submit
information about unsafe or unlicensed
contractors

To report unlicensed contractors or unpermitted work, use 311’s online form or call 311. If you’re outside Philadelphia, call (215) 686-8686 instead.

After you’ve filed a report with 311, you can submit more information to addinfoli@phila.gov. Include the 311 case number, address where work is being done, and your phone number or email address.


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