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Fire Suppression Systems Contractor License

This license is required of any company who performs work involving installation, alteration, repair, testing, servicing, maintenance, inspection and/or certification of fire suppression systems.

This license must be renewed annually.


How to Apply

Apply online now via eCLIPSE or visit the Public Services Concourse of the Municipal Services Building

Eligibility Requirements

  • Business Income and Receipts Tax ID
  • Commercial Activity License
  • Insurance
    • General Liability
      • $500,000 per occurrence
      • The City of Philadelphia must be named Additional Insured and Certificate Holder.
    • Automobile Liability Insurance
      • $300,000
    • Workman’s Compensation
      • $100,000 each accident
      • $100,000 each employee
      • $500,000 policy limit

Note: All insurance must be submitted on a Certificate of Insurance.

  • Qualifications
    • Identification of at least one (1) full-time employee who is the holder of a Fire Suppression System Worker License.
  • Identification of at least one (1) full-time employee who meets one of the criteria below. Proof of qualification must be provided.
    • Individual holds a NICET certificate at Level II or higher in the applicable category.
    • A professional engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with qualified experience.

Renewal Requirements

  • Must be current on the payment of all City of Philadelphia taxes.
  • Proof of active insurance policy must be on-file with the Department.
  • Current NICET certificate must be submitted, if applicable.


  • Initial Application
    • There is a non-refundable application filing fee of $100.00, which is applied towards the cost of the License ($250.00). The balance of the License fee ($150.00) is due upon application approval.
  • License Renewal Application
    • $250.00

Payment Information

RETURNED CHECKS: If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize The City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.