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City of Philadelphia

Codes and Regulations


The City of Philadelphia adheres to the International Code Council (ICC) code in accordance with the Pennsylvania Uniform Construction Code (PA UCC). Local amendments are passed by City Council.

More information about local amendments can be found in our Code Library and Code Bulletins below.


To file a complaint or request an inspection, please call 311 (or 215-686-8686, if outside Philadelphia) or click here.
For questions regarding general building and zoning permits, please contact Permit Services.


Learn more about the body of codes that the Department of Licenses and Inspections enforces. More

Code Bulletins

Code Bulletins of Information are process documents that clarify the application of a section or sections of one or more of the subcodes of the Philadelphia Building Construction and Occupancy Code. More

Property History

To search eCLIPSE for Business Licenses see link above.

For other L&I property history, search HERE.