Find out what permits or licenses you need for an activity or project, and pay any tickets or violations you owe. Record a notary commission Notaries public must record their oath of office, completed bond, and commission with the Department of Records. Register a burglar alarm / Pay the annual fee Information about how to register your burglar alarm and pay the annual fee. Find a City-owned property How to decide where to start your business. Apply for a permit Learn how to apply for the permits you need for your activity or project. Pay a fine or ticket Find out about payment options for your fine, ticket, or violation notice. Dispute or appeal a decision Find out how you can dispute tickets or fines and make appeals. Get a hauling permit Information on how to get a hauling permit. Rent or sell property Information on the City's rules and permits for renting, or selling property. Get a license Find out how to get the licenses you need to run your business, practice a trade, and more. Apply to provide food or drinks at a special event How to apply to provide food or drinks to the public at a special event. Report a problem with a building, lot, or street Report a dangerous building, lot, or street issue to the City. Get a certificate Property owners in Philadelphia need certain certifications to rent, occupy, or sell property. Get a copy of a license, permit, or violation How to get a copy of a license, permit, or violation. Report an unlicensed contractor or unpermitted work Report unlicensed contractors and unpermitted work to 311 and the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). Find a licensed contractor and contractor information How to find contractors that have the required licenses and permits for a construction project. Make an appointment with the License and Permit Center To reduce the spread of COVID-19, customers must make an appointment for an in-person visit to the Permit and License Center.