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Real Estate Agent or Property Sales

A person who acts as an intermediary between sellers, buyers and renters of real estate and property.

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Obtain a Business Income and Receipts Tax ID

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.

Obtain an Activity License

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.

Pennsylvania Professional Licensing

Certain professionals and businesses require a license and state credential to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Real Estate or Seller Certificates

This certificate is required to be given to the purchaser of a property to verify the registered use of a property (except a single family dwelling) and to provide a record of any open property violation.

Documents You May Need

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Rental License

This license is required of any entity that rents any type of housing unit. (It is also known as a Housing Rental License.)

Turning on Water Service

Water and sewer service in the city of Philadelphia is operated by Philadelphia Water Department (PWD). Billing for water use and services is regulated by the Water Revenue Bureau, which is a division of the Philadelphia Revenue Bureau.