A person or company that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labor to perform a service or do a job including electrical, plumbing, or painting.
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.
If you're starting a home-based business in the City of Philadelphia, consider the following.
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.
The following information must be submitted with all permit applications. Permit applications will not be accepted without these documents.
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.
This license is required for the storage, dispensing, use, or handling of hazardous material.
This license is required for any distributor, distribution business, or person, who distributes commercial handbills on sidewalks, in public places, or door-to-door.
Dumpsters in the public right of way require an annual, renewable license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
All private dumpsters required a lifetime license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
This license is required for having large outdoor signs, such as billboards. The license does not apply to accessory business signs.