The following programs have been approved by the Department of Licenses and Inspections as equivalent to OSHA 10. The courses have been determined to provide the minimum number of course hours equivalent to OSHA training, address mandatory OSHA topics directly related to job-site hazards, and/or provide a benefit that exceeds... Learn More
Operation Permits are issued for the regulation of the use and transport of certain hazardous materials, equipment and activities. The Department of License and Inspections works in conjunction with other City Agencies in the issuance of Operation Permits. The maximum time period a Hot Works Permit is valid is one year.... Learn More
An operational permit is required to operate an air-supported temporary membrane structure or a tent having an area in excess of 200 sq. ft. or a canopy in excess of 400 sq. ft. (See Section 105.6.13 of the Philadelphia Fire Code for exceptions). Prerequisite Approvals: Before obtaining an operations permit, your... Learn More
A Demolition Contractor license is required of anyone removing structural elements for the purpose of removing the entire structure. This license must be renewed annually and successful applications must specify up-to-date insurance and tax compliance.
This bulletin answers most questions raised by International Code Council’s Contractor/Trade examination candidates.
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To obtain a Building Permit for alterations, gather the materials listed below and submit a completed permit application in-person at the Municipal Services Building (MSB) Concourse.
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.
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 for the storage, dispensing, use, or handling of hazardous material.
This license is require for any dumpster utilized for storing all construction related debris. The company that owns the dumpster must apply for this license. There is a separate placement license necessary for the entity leasing the dumpster. The lessee permit is available from the Streets Department and will be issued for a defined time period.