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Permits, violations & licenses

Get a Property Sales Certification

Service overview

Pennsylvania State Law requires you to have a Property Sales Certification to sell real estate in Philadelphia. The certification provides the property’s zoning classification, last established use in the zoning record, and disclosure of uncorrected violations of the housing, building, safety, and fire ordinances.

Who

Real estate agents and those selling any property in Philadelphia, both commercial or residential, need to get this certification.

Where and when

Online

You can apply online using eCLIPSE.

If you need help filing your application online, you can schedule a virtual appointment.

In person

You need an appointment to visit the Permit and License Center in person.

Permit and License Center
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
MSB, Public Service Concourse
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Office hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Offices close at noon on the last Wednesday of each month.

Cost

Fee
$113

How

In person

1
Bring your completed application, application materials, and payment to the Permit and License Center.

Verify the address of the property for sale.

2
Pay the fee.

Processing will take five business days.

Online

1
Log in to your eCLIPSE account and apply for a certificate.

Verify the address of the property for sale.

2
Pay the fee.

Processing will take five business days.


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