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Building permit materials

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) issues permits for building projects in the city. These materials include applications, instructions, and information related to those permits.

Name Description Released Format
Building permit application PDF Use this application to apply for a building permit for construction or mechanical, electrical, plumbing, or fire suppression work. March 30, 2022
Combination permit application information sheet PDF This document provides information on when combination permit applications are mandatory or optional. September 21, 2021
Covered walkways and barriers standards PDF This document provides standard requirements for covered walkways and barriers. May 27, 2020
Emergency responder radio coverage system information sheet PDF This document provides information on the permit requirements and process for the installation of an emergency responder radio coverage system. April 21, 2022
Fire hydrant information sheet PDF This document provides information on the permit requirements for the installation, removal, and replacement of fire hydrants on private property. April 8, 2022
Make safe permit application information sheet PDF This document provides information on applying for a permit to repair a structure that has been marked as unsafe or imminently dangerous. March 8, 2022
Mobile crane regulations PDF This document provides information related to regulations for mobile crane operations. August 2, 2021
Modular (Industrialized) housing information sheet PDF This document provides information on applying for a permit for modular (industrialized) housing in the City of Philadelphia. April 8, 2022
Reasonable accommodation request form PDF Use this form when requesting a reasonable accommodation as a supplemental document to a building permit application. January 19, 2022
Rough-in standard information sheet PDF This document provides the requirements for rough-ins on building projects that include plumbing, electrical, or fire suppression systems work. July 22, 2021
Structural design criteria form PDF Include this form when applying for a building permit that proposes structural work. July 12, 2021
Wall bracing plan information sheet PDF This document provides the requirements for wall bracing plans for projects with wood structures. March 8, 2022
Waste hauler form PDF Use this form to identify the waste hauler for any new construction, addition or alteration projects that require the submission of plans. December 20, 2019
Water flow test data form PDF Include this form when applying for a fire suppression system permit, to provide the hydrant pressure and flow test data. March 26, 2020

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