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Real estate and property business license materials

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I)  issues licenses for businesses in the city. Use these materials to apply for licenses related to real estate and property businesses.

You can apply for real estate business licenses online or take your application to the Permit and License Center in the MSB Concourse. Do not mail applications.

Name Description Released Format
Affidavit of continuous use PDF If no rental license has been issued within the past three years for an existing use, this affidavit of continuous use must be submitted with a rental license application. November 9, 2022
Affidavit of non-rental PDF If a property owner rents a unit occupied by a family member and no rent is collected, they must sign an affidavit of non-rental. November 9, 2022
High-rise license application PDF Application to license high-rise buildings in the city. November 14, 2022
Limited lodging and hotel booking agent license application PDF Use this application to apply for a limited lodging and hotels booking agent license. November 14, 2022
Limited lodging operator license application PDF Use this application to apply for a limited lodging operator license. November 14, 2022
Rental license application PDF Use this application when renting a residential property in the City. November 14, 2022
Rental license proof of use and occupancy information sheet PDF This information sheet summarizes the documentation required to show proof that the residential occupancy is legal. October 20, 2022
Rental license supplemental information form PDF This supplemental form must be submitted with a new rental license application. October 20, 2022
Disclosure to homeowners with solicitation to purchase PDF Residential property wholesaler must provide this disclosure to the homeowner before presenting an offer to purchase a residential property. April 8, 2021
Residential property wholesaler license application PDF Use this form to apply for a residential property wholesaler license. November 14, 2022
Residential property wholesaler license limits and conditions PDF Limits and conditions that apply to residential property wholesalers in Philadelphia. January 20, 2021
Residential property wholesaler license supplemental information form PDF Use this form to identify all corporations that the responsible person has an equity interest in when you apply for a residential property wholesaler license. November 14, 2022
Vacant residential / commercial property license application PDF Application to license a vacant residential property, a vacant commercial property, or a vacant pier in the City. November 14, 2022

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