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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
Accessory dwelling unit checklist PDF Use this checklist to guide through the Zoning Code requirements to determine if an Accessory Dwelling Unit is permitted on a property. March 8, 2022
Civic design review revision form PDF Use this form to outline the changes made to the plans as a result of the Civic Design Review (CDR) process. May 11, 2022
Fence requirements for residentially zoned properties PDF This document provides a list of requirements, with illustrations, for fence guidelines in Philadelphia. March 5, 2019
Lot line adjustment process information sheet PDF This document provides information about the lot line adjustment process. November 17, 2021
Questions for determining use classifications information sheet PDF Use this questionnaire to distinguish between common use categories and identify correct category for a project. March 8, 2022
Reasonable accommodation request form PDF Use this form when requesting a reasonable accommodation as a supplemental document to a zoning permit application. January 19, 2022
Temporary use permit information sheet PDF This document provides information about getting a zoning permit for a temporary use. December 13, 2021
Unity of use information sheet PDF This document provides information about unity of uses. May 5, 2022
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. March 8, 2022
Zoning / use registration permit application PDF Use this application to apply for a zoning permit. March 30, 2022

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