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Division of Development Services

Helping development move from concept to completion.

Division of Development Services

What we do

As part of the Department of Planning and Development, the Division of Development Services provides information about permits and approvals for developments. It also helps individual projects get through the approval process in the most efficient way possible. It answers questions, provides feedback, makes connections with City departments, and helps solve new or unique issues on complicated projects.

We offer:

  • General information about development processes.
  • Reviews of preliminary plans and proposals to offer project feedback.
  • Introductory meetings with City departments.
  • Development Services Committee meetings for large and complicated real estate projects.


1515 Arch St.
13th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
TTY: (215) 683-0286


John Mondlak
Deputy Director for Development Services
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