The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) regulates many business activities in the City of Philadelphia. Licenses are generally renewed on a regular basis and require a renewal fee.
Business licensing in Philadelphia
All businesses that operate in the City need to:
- Register for an Activity License, or
- Get a Commercial Activity License.
Below, licenses are grouped by business type.
You can also search L&I’s service menu to see the full list of:
- Other services.