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Zoning permit materials

The location and use of property in Philadelphia are regulated by the Zoning Code. In order to do construction on a building or use a building for a specific purpose, you may need to get a Zoning Permit from the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). These documents support those permits and the zoning process.

Name Description Released Format
Fence requirements for residentially zoned properties PDF A list of requirements, with illustrations, for fence guidelines in Philadelphia. March 5, 2019
Get a zoning permit for temporary use information sheet PDF Additional information about getting a zoning permit for a temporary use. December 31, 2020
Lot line adjustment process information sheet PDF Additional information about the lot line adjustment process. October 27, 2020
Questions for determining use classifications PDF Use this questionnaire to distinguish between common use categories and identify correct category for a project. January 13, 2020
Unity of use information sheet PDF Information about unity of uses. April 27, 2021
Zoning administrative adjustment application PDF Use this application to apply for a zoning adjustment from the zoning board of adjustment (ZBA) October 28, 2020
Zoning administrative adjustment process guide PDF This guide outlines steps for getting a zoning adjustment. October 28, 2020
Zoning permit application requirements information sheet PDF Instructions on how to file a zoning permit. September 9, 2019
Zoning / use registration permit application PDF Use this application to apply for a zoning permit. September 13, 2019