The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) issues licenses to businesses. This page includes applications for business licenses that include: pawn shops, precious metal dealers, those who use scales or scanners, deal in hazardous materials, or do hot work.
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.
|Associating activity licenses PDF||Information on how to associate an activity license in eCLIPSE.||March 1, 2019|
|Hazardous materials license application PDF||Use this application to apply for a hazardous material handling license.||August 11, 2020|
|Hot work license application PDF||Use this application to apply for a hot work license||December 15, 2019|
|License FAQs PDF||Answers to some frequently asked questions about getting a business license in Philadelphia.||March 1, 2019|
|Miscellaneous business license application PDF||Use this application to apply for a precious metal dealer, pawn shop, or scales and scanners license.||July 6, 2020|