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Rental licenses

A Rental License is required to rent housing units or properties to tenants. Rental licenses must be renewed annually and require a renewal fee.

Rental licensing in Philadelphia

All businesses that operate a rental property in Philadelphia need to:

  • Register for an Activity License, or
  • Get a Commercial Activity License.

They must also hold a Rental License. A Rental License is a specific type of business license.

Rental License FAQ

Still have questions? See the Rental License FAQ.