City of Philadelphia: Divisions
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Administrative Services & IT

The Administrative Services & IT division is comprised of Human Resources, Finance, and IT. This unit is responsible for providing centralized finance, purchasing, technology, human resources, and general services to the Department of Licenses and Inspections. Their work is critical to the functioning of the organization and the effective and efficient provision of our services.

Development Services

The Development Services division encompasses Permit Services, License Services, and Construction Services. The issuance of permits for new construction activities includes building, electrical, plumbing and zoning projects. License Services are made available through this division to business owners, vendors, and homeowners.


The Operations division houses Emergency Services, Property Maintenance and, L&I’s newest competency, the Vacant Property Strategy. Service requests are handled by the Operations Team as well. Their efforts contribute to the resolution of Code Violations, Blight, and Unsafe Structures.

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