Find out what permits or licenses you need for an activity or project, and pay any tickets or violations you owe. Apply for a permit Learn how to apply for the permits you need for your activity or project. Get construction approval and review Have construction projects reviewed and approved. Get a license Find out how to get the licenses you need to run your business, practice a trade, and more. Get a certificate Property owners in Philadelphia need certain certifications to rent, occupy, or sell property. Dispute or appeal a decision Find out how you can dispute tickets or fines and make appeals. Pay a penalty, fine, or ticket Find out about payment options for your fine, ticket, or violation notice. Rent or sell property Information on the City's rules and permits for renting, or selling property. Request an L&I inspection Instructions for scheduling an inspection with the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I). Get a copy of a license, permit, or violation How to get a copy of a license, permit, or violation. Make an appointment with the Permit and License Center Customers must make an appointment for an in-person visit to the Permit and License Center. 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. Get a Lawful Occupancy Sign How to get a Lawful Occupancy Sign (LO) for all or part of a building.