Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. You can find Cooling Centers, pools, spraygrounds, recreation centers, libraries with extended hours, and older adult centers on our interactive map. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: noon on Wednesday, July 17 to 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22

Permits, violations & licenses

Get a building permit

You must get a building permit before you start a project that:

  • Enlarges or adds to an existing structure.
  • Repairs or changes an existing structure.
  • Demolishes a structure.
  • Installs equipment or systems in a structure.
  • Constructs a new building.

Plumbing and electrical permits may also be needed.

Get information on how to apply for a building permit here:

To check the status of a permit:

Learn about the Philadelphia building and zoning codes: 


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