Welcome to the new Business Services website!

Find a License or Permit

Licensing and permit requirements differ by business type.  Here you can search for the license or permit you need, or access helpful guides applicable to all businesses as well as your specific business type. You can also find information on State and Federal regulations, incentives and city taxes.

Applicable to All Businesses

Tax Types

Get all the information on the various taxes that can apply to businesses in Philadelphia.

What is Jump Start Philly?

Jump Start Philly is designed to attract new businesses and entrepreneurs that create jobs to Philadelphia by exempting them from paying the Business Income and Receipts Tax, formerly the Business Privilege Tax, during the first two years of operations.

Zoning and Use

The Philadelphia Zoning Code regulates development within the city. Zoning regulations govern land use, the height and size of buildings, population density, parking requirements, signage placement and the character of development on private property, and property uses.