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We’ve recently updated the phila.gov website to include new, easy-to-use content.

As part of this modernization, this page has been rewritten and redesigned.
To access this information, please visit https://www.phila.gov/services/permits-violations-licenses/get-a-license/business-licenses-permits-and-approvals/food-businesses/

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Starting Your Food-related Business

If you serve, sell or prepare foods or beverages you will need to read this guide carefully to ensure compliance with all local regulations.

Have a Recycling Plan

All commercial properties receiving private or city waste collection must complete the Commercial Solid Waste and Recycling Plan.

Recycling and Trash Bin requirements for Food Businesses

Any business that sells prepared or prepackaged food for consumption off the premises MUST provide cans for trash and recycling. These cans must be placed within ten (10) feet of the public entrance to the business during the business’ normal hours of operation.

Documents You May Need

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Liquor Tax

Every sale at retail of wine, liquor or malt and brewed beverages by any hotel, restaurant, club or other person holding a license or permit issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to sell or dispense liquor, wine or malt and brewed beverages is subject to this tax.