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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. September 14, 2021
Curb setter license application PDF Use this application to apply for a curb setter license. September 14, 2021
Demolition contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for a demolition contractor license. September 14, 2021
Electrical contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for an electrical contractor license or an electrical inspector license. September 14, 2021
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
Electrical inspector license application PDF Use this application to apply for an electrical inspector license. July 21, 2022
Engineer license application PDF Use this application to apply for an engineer license. September 14, 2021
Excavation contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for an excavation contractor license. August 16, 2022
Expediter license application PDF Use this application to apply for an expediters license. September 14, 2021
Fire alarm systems inspector license application PDF Use this application to apply for a fire alarm inspector’s license. September 16, 2022
Fire suppression system contractor license application PDF Use this application to apply for a fire suppression systems contractor license. September 16, 2022
Fire suppression system worker or apprentice license application PDF Use this application to apply for a fire suppression systems apprentice license, a fire suppression systems worker license, a fire suppression worker specialty license or a fire suppression worker kitchen fire extinguishing system license. September 14, 2021
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. September 14, 2021
Plumbing license application PDF Use this application to apply for a master plumber license, a journeyman plumber license or an apprentice plumber license. August 3, 2022
Sheet metal systems technician or apprentice license application PDF Use this application to apply for a sheet metal technician license and sheet metal apprentice license. July 29, 2022

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