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Trade license materials

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) issues trade licenses to individuals, businesses, and inspectors that do work in Philadelphia.

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.

 

Name Description Released Format
Contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for a contractor license or curb setter license. December 1, 2020
Demolition contractor license – information sheet PDF This information sheet provides requirement details to obtain a demolition contractor license. December 1, 2020
Electrical contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for an electrical contractor license or an electrical inspector license. December 1, 2020
Electrical contractor license – information sheet PDF This information sheet provides details of the requirements to obtain an electrical contractor or inspector license. December 1, 2020
Electrical inspection agency license – information sheet PDF This information sheet provides details on the requirements to obtain an electrical inspection agency license. December 1, 2020
Engineer license application PDF Use this application to apply for an engineer license. July 28, 2020
Expediter license application PDF Use this application to apply for an expediters license. December 1, 2020
Fire alarm systems inspector license application PDF Use this application to apply for a fire alarm inspector’s license. July 28, 2020
Fire suppression systems contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for a fire suppression systems contractor license. December 1, 2020
Fire suppression systems worerk or apprentice license application PDF Use this application to apply for a fire suppression systems apprentice license and fire suppression systems worker license. July 28, 2020
Home improvement contractor registration – information sheet PDF This information sheet provides detail requirements to obtain a home improvement contractor registration. December 1, 2020
Home inspector license application PDF Use this application to apply for a home inspectors license. December 1, 2020
Plumbing license application PDF Use this application to apply for a master plumber license, a journeyman plumber license or an apprentice plumber license. December 1, 2020
Sheet metal technician license or apprentice license application PDF Use this application to apply for a sheet metal technician license and sheet metal apprentice license. July 28, 2020

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