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Entertainment business license materials

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.

Name Description Released Format
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. July 6, 2020
Small Games of Chance License application PDF Application form for Small Games of Chance licenses, including Limited Engagement License. March 1, 2019
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
Promoter Registration application PDF Application form to become a registered promoter in the City of Philadelphia. July 20, 2020
Agreement for Promoted Event PDF Use this form for written agreement between the Registered Event Promoter and Special Assembly License Holder. July 20, 2020

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