Any business that sells prepared or prepackaged food for consumption off the premises MUST provide cans for trash and recycling. These cans must be placed within ten (10) feet of the public entrance to the business during the business’ normal hours of operation.
The Nuisance Business Law was created to address the City’s commitment to reducing chronic nuisance behaviors in and around businesses to improve the health, safety, and welfare of the community. This new law is critical to improving the quality of life in our business communities. This law is an empowerment tool for business owners to be part of the solution by combatting nuisance behavior. When businesses are proactive in deterring nuisance behavior, commercial corridors will prosper and neighborhoods will improve.
Legal Duties of a Provider Services Every immigration assistance provider may only perform the following immigration services: Transcribing responses on a government agency form related to immigration matters, but not advising on answers Translations services- This includes translating information and instructions on a form as well as translating documents from... Learn More
Locations throughout the city are designated as prohibited for vending and sidewalk sales
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.
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... Learn More
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... Learn More
Employers with more than 50 employees that are closing are required to notify the City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and federal government.
This permit is no longer required by the City of Philadelphia.
Information on laying off or terminating employees and Pennsylvania employment law.
While you are not required to register your mark, there are certain advantages to owning a federal Trademark registration.
Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) is a nine-digit number issued by the IRS to identify your business and the type of tax returns you file.