The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) issues licenses to those operating entertainment businesses. These licenses include: Amusement License, Special Assembly Occupancy License, Bingo License, Small Games of Chance License, Carnival License.
You can apply for these licenses online or take your application to the Permit and License Center in the MSB Concourse. Do not mail applications.
|Bingo license application PDF||Application to hold a bingo game in Philadelphia.||March 1, 2019|
|Bingo license instructions and requirements PDF||Instructions to apply for a bingo license as well as rules related to hosting bingo games.||March 1, 2019|
|Bingo license renewal instructions PDF||Instructions on how to renew a bingo license.||March 1, 2019|
|Promoted event notification PDF||Use this form to provide information on each promoted event in the City of Philadelphia.||July 20, 2020|
|Promoted event agreement form PDF||Use this form for written agreement between the registered event promoter and special assembly license holder.||July 20, 2020|
|Promoter registration application PDF||Application for a license to become a registered promoter in the City of Philadelphia.||August 11, 2020|
|Small games of chance license application PDF||Application form for small games of chance licenses, including limited engagement license.||March 1, 2019|
|Special assembly occupancy and amusement license application PDF||Application for a license to operate certain events and attractions in the City of Philadelphia and hold amusement activities.||August 11, 2020|
|Special assembly occupancy license posting notice PDF||This notice must be posted for new and renewed special assembly occupancy license applications.||March 18, 2021|