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Contractor, Curb Setter, Electrical Contractor, Electrical Inspector, Engineer (Steam Boiler, Stationary and Refrigeration Engineers, Warm Air Installer), Expediter, Fire Alarm Inspector, Fire Suppression Systems Contractor, Plumber License (“Plumber”), Independent Contractor.

Contractor

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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 Commercial 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.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor License

A Contractor's License is required of any professional contractor who performs work in which the contractor receives payment of $500 or more. Applicants must annually reapply for this license and submit proof of a surety bond.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Curb Setter

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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 Commercial 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.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor License

A Contractor's License is required of any professional contractor who performs work in which the contractor receives payment of $500 or more. Applicants must annually reapply for this license and submit proof of a surety bond.

Curb Setter License

A Curb Setter license is required to perform any curb or footway work within the City Right-Of-Way.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Electrical Contractor

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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 Commercial 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.

Electrical Contractor License

Prior Approvals: Pass the Electrical Contractor Examination

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Electrical Inspector

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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 Commercial 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.

Electrical Inspector License

Prior Approvals: Pass the Electrical Inspector Examination & Commercial Activity License

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Engineer (Steam Boiler, Stationary and Refrigeration Engineers, Warm Air Installer)

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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 Commercial 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.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Engineer Licenses

The Engineer License is required of anyone operating or maintaining any steam or high temperature hot water boiler, steam engine, portable or stationary hoisting engine or refrigeration machinery. This license must be renewed annually.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Expeditor

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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 Commercial 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.

Expediter License

An Expediter’s License is required for anyone making license, permit, or appeal applications. This license must be renewed annually.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Fire Alarm Inspector

Download PDF
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 Commercial 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.

Fire Alarm Inspector's License

This license is required of persons who inspect, test, and certify fire alarm systems for conformance to the Philadelphia Code. This license must be renewed annually.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Fire Suppression Systems Contractor

Download PDF
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 Commercial 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.

Fire Suppression Systems Contractor License

Companies who employ Fire Suppression Workers who hold the Fire Suppression Workers license with the City must have this license.

Fire Suppression Systems Worker

This license is for those in the Sprinkler fitters and installation trades.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Plumber License ("Plumber")

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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 Commercial 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.

Plumber (Master) License

A Plumbing License is required for anyone wishing to be a Master Plumber, Journeyman Plumber, or Apprentice Plumber, in the City of Philadelphia.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.

Warm Air Installer

Download PDF
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 Commercial 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.

Warm Air Installer License

A Warm Air Installer license is required of persons who engage in the business of installing or repairing warm air heating apparatus connected with flues or chimneys in any building.

Running a Home Based Businesses

If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.

Contractor and Permit Requirements

The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.

Special Inspections Program

For Engineering Services, Construction Services, Emergency Services, this procedure establishes the minimum requirements necessary to safeguard the public health, safety and general welfare through structural strength, stability, and safety to life and property from fire and other hazards.