Asbestos was once a common part of building materials in Philadelphia. However, its fibers can release harmful dust when disturbed. To reduce the risk and inform the public, the Department of Public Health issues:
- Permits for asbestos abatement.
- Licenses and certifications for asbestos abatement professionals.
- Lists of professionals who are certified to perform asbestos abatement in Philadelphia.
- Educational resources for homeowners.
|2021-2022 List of Certified Asbestos Investigators PDF||List of investigators who are certified to perform building surveys and asbestos investigations in Philadelphia.||July 7, 2021|
|2021-2022 List of Certified Asbestos Project Inspectors PDF||List of asbestos project inspectors (API) who are certified to perform air monitoring and enforce the City's asbestos regulations.||July 7, 2021|
|2020-2021 List of Licensed Asbestos Abatement Contractors PDF||List of asbestos abatement contractors who are licensed to perform asbestos abatement projects in Philadelphia.||October 15, 2020|
|2021-2022 List of Licensed Asbestos Laboratories PDF||List of asbestos laboratories that are licensed to analyze samples in Philadelphia.||July 7, 2021|
|Asbestos in the Home PDF||A homeowner's guide to asbestos and choosing an asbestos abatement contractor.||October 2, 2018|
|Asbestos Abatement and Demolition or Renovation Notification Form PDF||A notification form for demolition or renovation projects that will involve asbestos abatement.||October 2, 2018|
|Asbestos Abatement Notification Form Guidance PDF||Further guidance for the asbestos abatement notification form, including definitions and filing fees.||January 16, 2019|
|Asbestos Abatement Alternative Method Request PDF||A form to request approval for an alternative method of asbestos abatement.||October 2, 2018|
|Asbestos Abatement Final Clearance Report PDF||A form to report the results of a final clearance inspection for an asbestos abatement project.||October 2, 2018|
|Asbestos Abatement Permit Application PDF||A permit application for asbestos abatement projects.||February 28, 2019|
|Asbestos Contractor License Application PDF||A license application for asbestos contractors who want to perform asbestos abatement projects in Philadelphia.||March 31, 2021|
|Asbestos Control Regulation PDF||Regulations for asbestos abatement and control in Philadelphia.||October 2, 2018|
|Asbestos Investigator Certification Application PDF||A certification application for asbestos investigators who want to practice their trade in Philadelphia.||January 17, 2019|
|Asbestos Laboratory Certification Application PDF||A certification application for asbestos laboratories to analyze building material samples taken in Philadelphia.||January 17, 2019|
|Asbestos Project Inspector Initial Course Application PDF||An application to take an initial asbestos project inspector course.||January 17, 2019|
|Asbestos Project Inspector Recertification Application PDF||An application to take an asbestos project inspector refresher course and for recertification.||March 30, 2021|
|Demolition Requirements Guide PDF||The City's demolition requirements, including asbestos inspection and abatement, vector control, and dust control.||October 2, 2018|
|Guide to Air Pollution and Asbestos Abatement Permits and Licenses PDF||Information about permits and licenses that have to do with air pollutants.||October 2, 2018|
|Guide to Asbestos Abatement Permits PDF||Information about the permit process for asbestos abatement projects.||January 17, 2019|
|Philadelphia Code: Asbestos Projects Amendment PDF||A notice about amendments to Title 6 of the Philadelphia Code regarding asbestos projects, inspectors, and contractors.||October 2, 2018|