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. 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. Dispute or appeal a decision Find out how you can dispute tickets or fines and make appeals. Find a City-owned property How to decide where to start your business. Find a licensed contractor and contractor information How to find contractors that have the required licenses and permits for a construction project. 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. Get a license Find out how to get the licenses you need to run your business, practice a trade, and more. Make an appointment to visit the L&I Permit and License Center To reduce the spread of COVID-19, customers must make an appointment for an in-person visit to the Permit and License Center. Pay a fine or ticket Find out about payment options for your fine, ticket, or violation notice. Register a burglar alarm / Pay the annual fee Information about how to register your burglar alarm and pay the annual fee. Rent or sell property Information on the City's rules and permits for renting, or selling property. Report a problem with a building, lot, or street Report a dangerous building, lot, or street issue to the City. Report an unlicensed contractor or unpermitted work Report unlicensed contractors and unpermitted work to 311 and the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I).