Every individual, partnership, association and corporation doing business in Philadelphia must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return in whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year. Rental activities are usually considered business activities.
An Activity License is required for all businesses and non-profits operating in Philadelphia. This includes businesses that are located outside the city limits but do some or all of their business activity in the City.
The Philadelphia Zoning Code regulates development within the city. Zoning regulations govern land use, the height and size of buildings, population density, parking requirements, signage placement and the character of development on private property, and property uses.
This license is required to operate an area for storing wrecked or salvaged vehicles and auto parts.
This license is required for the storage, dispensing, use, or handling of hazardous material.
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.
All commercial properties receiving private or city waste collection must complete the Commercial Solid Waste and Recycling Plan.
To obtain permission to install a sign on your business, gather the materials listed below and submit a completed permit application in-person at the Municipal Services Building (MSB) Concourse.
This license is required for the transportation of one vehicle by another service vehicle for a service charge.
This license is required for any entity that operates a structure for the use of servicing vehicles.
Dumpsters in the public right of way require an annual, renewable license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
This license is required for any distributor, distribution business, or person, who distributes commercial handbills on sidewalks, in public places, or door-to-door.