If you want to open and operate a food business in Philadelphia, you need to get the appropriate licenses from the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). The forms and instructions on this page will help you through the process.
You can apply for food business licenses from L&I online or take your application to the Permit and License Center in the Municipal Services Building Concourse. Do not mail applications.
The Department of Public Health also offers more information about opening a food business.
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