Learn about the mission, vision, and values of the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).
The Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) enforces the City’s codes for the safe and lawful construction and use of buildings.
Vision and values
To build and sustain a safer Philadelphia, L&I embraces best practices in technology and customer service. We enable the public to access information, secure required approvals, and comply with building safety requirements in a convenient, reliable, and transparent manner.
L&I achieves code compliance through collaboration, education, and effective enforcement measures that hold businesses, contractors, and property owners accountable.
Our core values:
Read our Strategic Plan to see where we’re going.