The Special Inspector license is required of persons engaged in special inspections as defined in Chapter 17 of the Philadelphia Building Code and performed on a City of Philadelphia Construction Permit for a licensed Special Inspection Agency. The Special Inspector license is not required if inspections are performed by a licensed Accredited Special Inspection Agency. Persons employed as a Special Inspector must work for a licensed Special Inspection Agency. This license does not authorize the operation of a business.
The Special Inspector license is required of persons engaged in special inspections as defined in Chapter 17 of the Philadelphia Building Code and performed on a City of Philadelphia Construction Permit. The Special Inspection Agency shall employ one (1) or more licensed Special Inspectors or maintain current accreditation from an established accreditation agency that has been approved by the Department.
A Sheet Metal Apprentice license allows an individual to install, maintain, and service sheet metal systems used in HVAC systems under a registered apprenticeship program and the supervision of a registered sheet metal technician. Persons employed as a Sheet Metal Apprentice must work for a licensed contractor. This license does not authorize the operation of a business.
A journey license allows an individual to perform plumbing work, including drainage, water piping, or the construction, alteration and repairing of any drainage, cesspools, trap, waste vent or water piping, and fixtures attached thereto, except gas or electric heaters.
A Plumbing Apprentice license allows an individual to perform plumbing work under the direction of a licensed Master Plumber. Plumbing work includes drainage, water piping, or the construction, alteration and repairing of any drainage, cesspools, trap, waste vent or water piping, and fixtures attached thereto, except gas or electric heaters.
This license allows an individual to perform apprentice work involving installation, alteration, repair, testing, servicing, maintenance, inspection and/or certification of fire suppression systems under a Registered Fire Suppression System Apprenticeship Program.
The Electrical Inspection Agency license is required of any company providing third party electrical code enforcement services. This license must be renewed annually.
Immigration assistance service is any business providing any form of assistance for a fee or other compensation to any person on immigration matter.
This form is to certify the testing of emergency and standby power systems. Annual certifications must be kept on site for a period of three years. This certificate has no fee. Emergency Standby Power System Annual Cert
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.
Locations throughout the city are designated as prohibited for vending and sidewalk sales
This bulletin answers most questions raised by International Code Council’s Contractor/Trade examination candidates.
Businesses that will be selling at a special event, trade show or festival and will be doing business for 10 or fewer days are required to register their business with the City of Philadelphia and remit applicable taxes.
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A plan review is part of getting your stationary food business up and running. You should submit your plan review application to the Office of Food Protection after zoning has been approved, but before beginning construction or installing food equipment. You may be charged an extra fee if you begin... Learn More