Business licenses, permits, and approvals Find out how to get the licenses, permits, and approvals you need to run your business. Automotive business How to get licenses for automotive business in Philadelphia. Dumpsters How to get licenses for dumpsters in Philadelphia. Entertainment business How to get licenses for entertainment business in Philadelphia. Get a Commercial Activity License How to get a license to do business in Philadelphia. Get an Activity License Number How to get a license number for non-commercial activity in the City. Real estate How to get licenses related to real estate in Philadelphia. Vending and street sales How to get licenses and approvals to sell goods on the street in Philadelphia. Get help creating a tobacco-free policy Get support in writing and implementing a tobacco-free policy for your space or organization. Other businesses How to get licenses for other businesses in Philadelphia, including pawn shops, precious metal dealers, and more. Body artists Information on the City's rules for running a tattoo shop or other body art establishment. Child care facilities Learn about the inspections and approvals you'll need to run a child care facility. Factories Learn about the permits you'll need to operate a factory. Food businesses Information on the City's permits and approvals for food businesses, including restaurants, food trucks, and others. Tobacco retailers Learn about the City's rules for selling tobacco products, including cigarettes, snuff, electronic smoking devices, and more.