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: