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PGW EnergySense

PGW’s EnergySense offers efficiency rebates and grants for commercial and industrial customers looking to make energy efficient updates to current properties or new construction. Please visit www.PGWEnergySense.com for more details.

Succession Planning

For many business owners, their company is a legacy that they want to continue long after they've exited the business

Exit Strategies

Depending on your business structure and the circumstances surrounding the change, closing, selling or transferring a business can take from weeks to years.

Understand Types of Financing

So you've tapped the bank – including your piggy bank – and you still need funds for your startup? Don't worry. There are many avenues yet to explore. Consider, with great care and caution, the following sources of financing possibilities.

Use & Occupancy Tax

The Business Use and Occupancy Tax is a levy on the business, trade or other commercial use and occupancy of real estate located in Philadelphia.

Sheet Metal (Technician) License

A Sheet Metal Technician license is required to install, maintain, and service sheet metal systems used in HVAC systems. Persons employed as a Sheet Metal Technician must work for a licensed contractor. This license does not authorize the operation of a business.

Preliminary Plan Review Process

A preliminary plan review may be requested to identify potential code issues, attain code interpretations or seek a variance during the initial design phase of a project. The preliminary plan review and any associated variances are only applicable to the code edition under which the review was conducted. To obtain...
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Fire Certificates

We’re building something new! 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/departments/department-of-licenses-and-inspections/inspections/fire-protection-certifications/