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.
|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|