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Zoning and project reviews

Look up zoning information and check the requirements for plan and design reviews involving PCPC.

Zoning process

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) advises the Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA), applicants, and community groups about zoning cases. PCPC has to review some plans before the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) will accept them.

L&I is responsible for administering the zoning code. L&I ensures public safety by issuing permits and licenses and providing inspections.

You can appeal an L&I refusal to the ZBA, an independent board. The public can participate in ZBA hearings.

Zoning and project reviews

Zoning resources

Reports and plans

You can also review the neighborhood zoning remapping process and read the zoning code five-year report.


Zoning information lookup

To view current zoning, past zoning cases, and other information, use the City’s mapping tool, Atlas.