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Vacant Residential Property/Lot License

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Temporary Vendor on Foot License

This license is required for the taking of orders, and as a separate transaction, making deliveries to purchasers. A license is required for any period from one day to one year.

Temporary Sidewalk Sales License

Required for anyone who exhibits, displays, offers for sale or sells any goods, wares or merchandise from any stand while on the sidewalks of the City of Philadelphia.

Special Permit License

This license is available to Non Profit Organizations for small games of chance that have an award or prize over $500.

Temporary Pushcart Vendor License

Required of those who offer merchandise for sale from a wagon, handcart, pushcart or stand. A license is required for any period from one day to one year.

Preliminary Plan Review Process

A preliminary plan review may be requested to identify potential code issues, attain code interpretations or seek a variance during the initial design phase of a project. The preliminary plan review and any associated variances are only applicable to the code edition under which the review was conducted. To obtain...
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Certificate of Rental Suitability

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Air Permits

The Department of Public Health Air Management Services (AMS) monitors the air quality and enforces city, state, and federal air quality standards in the City of Philadelphia.

Air Permits for Parking Garages and Lots

Any enclosed or below ground parking garage must have a mechanical ventilation system to prevent build up of dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. A pre-construction permit must be approved by AMS prior to installing a mechanical ventilation system to assure compliance with AMS requirements.

Pre-Construction Permits for Dry Cleaners

Dry cleaners that use dry cleaning solvents containing Perchloroethylene (“PERC”) [also known as DowPer™, PerSec®, Perklone™ D, Perklone™ DX, Tetrachloroethylene, or Tetrachloroethene], or n-Propyl Bromide (“n-PB”) [also known as Dry-Solv™ and Fabrisolv™] for dry cleaning are required to obtain a pre-construction permit from AMS prior to installation and must maintain...
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Fire Certificates

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Plumbing Permit

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