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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
Application for Zoning / Use Registration Permit PDF Use this application to apply for a Zoning Permit. September 13, 2019
Information Sheet: Zoning Permit application requirements PDF Instructions on how to file a Zoning Permit. September 9, 2019
Application for Amendment or Extension to Issued Permit PDF Use this application to apply for an Amendment or Extension to an issued permit. August 12, 2020
Information Sheet: Amended Zoning Permit Process PDF This information sheet summarizes the process for obtaining an amended Zoning permit for changes to an approved zoning permit March 1, 2021
Information Sheet: Zoning Permit Extensions PDF Information about how to extend a zoning permit before it expires. March 1, 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
Philadelphia Zoning Code Quick Guide PDF An overview and guide to zoning in Philadelphia. March 5, 2019
Fence requirements for residentially zoned properties PDF A list of requirements, with illustrations, for fence guidelines in Philadelphia. March 5, 2019
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
Information Sheet: Get a Zoning Permit for temporary use PDF Additional information about getting a Zoning Permit for a temporary use. December 31, 2020
Information Sheet: Lot line adjustment process PDF Additional information about the lot line adjustment process. October 27, 2020
Information Sheet – Unity of Use PDF Information about Unity of Use. February 4, 2021