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.
“Hot Works” is defined as any flame or spark producing operation, to include (but are not limited to) flame cutting, welding, brazing, flame soldering, grinding/cutting with any portable spark-producing equipment, thermal spraying, pipe thawing, torch-applied roofing, or any other similar flame or spark producing operations.
NOTE If the proposed Hot Works are corresponding to a construction permit (Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, etc.), a separate Hot Works Operation Permit is not required.
- Operator must possess a Philadelphia Commercial Activity License.
- Proof of General Liability Insurance of Operator in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 is required. The City of Philadelphia must be named as additional insured without a written contract.
Processing Time: Walk-ins are processed on the same day; mail-ins are processed within 7 business days.
Permit Fee: $100