Apply for a permit Learn how to apply for the permits you need for your activity or project. Building and repair How to get permits and approvals to do building and repair. Environmental permits and approvals Get permits or approvals that you need to deal with dust, air pollution, asbestos, and infectious waste. Get a Fireworks Display Permit How to get a permit for a fireworks display. Get a special event permit How to hold a special event on City of Philadelphia property. Get a Tent Permit How to get a permit for a large, temporary tent or canopy. Get a Use of Explosives Permit How to get a permit to use explosives in blasting operations. Plan a block party Guidelines and resources for planning a block party in Philadelphia. Use a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation space Learn about getting a permit to use or reserve a Philadelphia Parks & Recreation space. Permits are recommended for all events. Zoning permits How to get zoning permits in Philadelphia.