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 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20 to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22

Zoning, planning & development

City building codes

The Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) oversees and enforces City codes that apply to building construction, occupancy, maintenance, zoning, and more. L&I provides a summary of applicable codes on their website:

If you’d like to read the official code of building regulations in Philadelphia, visit: