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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
Rental license application PDF Use this application when renting a residential property or to license a vacant residential property in the City . December 22, 2020
High-Rise License application PDF Application to license high-rise buildings in the city. October 25, 2019
Vacant Commercial Property license application PDF Application to license a vacant commercial property in the City. August 11, 2020
Residential Property Wholesaler License application PDF Use this form to apply for a Residential Property Wholesaler License. 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. January 20, 2021
Residential Property Wholesaler License limits and conditions PDF Limits and conditions that apply to residential property wholesalers in Philadelphia. January 20, 2021
How to renew a rental business license PDF Information about how to renew rental business licenses in eCLIPSE. March 1, 2019
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. August 26, 2019

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