Rent or sell property Information on the City's rules and permits for renting, or selling property. Rent your property (long-term) Landlords must follow certain requirements to rent property in Philadelphia. Rent your property (short-term) Property owners must follow certain requirements to rent their property short-term (such as an Airbnb). Get a Rental License How to get or renew a license to rent out a property. Get a Residential Property Wholesaler License You need a Residential Property Wholesaler License if you intend to buy residential properties solely for resale. Get a Limited Lodging Operator License You need a Limited Lodging Operator License to rent your primary residence or a room in it for periods of 30 consecutive days or less. Get a Limited Lodging and Hotels Booking Agent License You need a Limited Lodging and Hotels Booking Agent License to make reservations or collect payment for hotel accommodations. Get a Property Sales Certification How to get the Property Sales Certificate that the seller of a property must give to the buyer when the property is sold. Get a Certificate of Rental Suitability How to get a certificate needed to rent out a property in Philadelphia. Search for property history and business license information Search for information on a property's trade licenses, violations, and permits or search for business license information.