Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17 until further notice

Zoning, planning & development

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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