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Barber Shop License

As part of the City of Philadelphia's license consolidation initiative, the City of Philadelphia license is no longer required.

If you have a current license you will receive additional information about the license in the mail.

You will also be notified of any requirements you must meet under the Philadelphia Code.

Other Requirements:
PA State Certification
Health Department approval is a requirement of all barber shops.
Business Privilege License is required for the facility and for all renters of chair space within the facility
Certificate of Occupancy (New buildings or alterations to existing buildings)

Department of Licenses and Inspections
License Issuance Unit - PSC
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 311 or (215) 686-8686
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am- 3:30pm (except for the last Wednesday of each month when the hours are 8:00am- 12:00 Noon)

State Board of Barbers 717-783-3402