Due to extremely hot weather, the City is implementing a Heat Health Emergency. Use our tips on staying cool, or go to a cooling center. For help call the heatline at (215) 765-9040.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, July 21

Property, lots & housing

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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