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Non-Rental Affidavit

This form is used for property owners who do not reside in properties they own and the tenant does not pay rent.

Fireworks Display Permit

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. Applications for fireworks displays are submitted to the Fire Code Unit of...
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Sale of Fireworks Permit

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. NOTE A Sale of Fireworks Permit is not required to sell sparkling devices, party poppers,...
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Hot Works Permit

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....
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Tent Permit

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...
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Limited Lodging Regulations

The City of Philadelphia allows residents to rent out their home, or rent a room within their home, for short term rentals. These short term rentals are referred to as Limited Lodging.

Registering Your Business Name

If you are doing business with a name that is not your own, for example “Jane’s Gift Shop”, you must register the name with the state. The state of Pennsylvania does not require registration if you are operating the business under your own legal name. So, if you are John...
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Body Art, Tattoo, and Body Piercing Regulations

The Department of Environmental Health Division monitors the tattoo and body art businesses in the City of Philadelphia. This is done through: Routine sanitation/safety inspections of all shops that provide tattooing, piercing, and cosmetic makeup. Issue and maintain records of all Certified Artists and Apprentices. Offering Bloodborne Pathogens training classes...
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Plan Review for a Mobile Food Business

Mobile food vending units include trucks, trailer hitch units, pushcarts, stands and foot peddlers must complete the required plan review application for a mobile food 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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Certificate of Rental Suitability

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Air Permits

The Department of Public Health Air Management Services (AMS) monitors the air quality and enforces city, state, and federal air quality standards in the City of Philadelphia.