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Permits, violations & licenses

City building codes

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) oversees and enforces City codes that apply to building construction, occupancy, maintenance, zoning, and more. L&I provides a summary of applicable codes on their website:

If you’d like to read the official building and zoning codes of Philadelphia, visit:


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