Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe.
If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18

Permits, violations & licenses

Get a building permit

You must get a building permit before you start a project that:

  • Enlarges or adds to an existing structure.
  • Repairs or changes an existing structure.
  • Demolishes a structure.
  • Installs equipment or systems in a structure.
  • Constructs a new building.

For new or existing buildings, plumbing and electrical permits may also be needed.

Get information on how to apply for a building permit here:

See what other licenses and permits you might need here:

Learn more about the permits and certifications that are required, as well as codes and regulations, here:


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