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Zoning Board of Adjustment   Philadelphia Zoning specializes in Zoning Variance coordination. Whether it is a regulated Use Registration for a new business or a height bonus for a home addition, in order to get approval from the City to execute a development plan which is not expressly allowed by the Zoning Code, you must obtain letter granting you special approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.   There...

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Philadelphia Zoning was founded in large part to help new business owners obtain the proper zoning to operate their business. One of the most common types of projects we have worked on throughout the years has been Zoning Variance for Body Art and Tattoo Use.  Because this is a controlled use obtaining a permit always requires special approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.    In addition to obtaining...

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The Typology of Permits   Property development can be complicated. And if you are new to the world of city regulation and permits it may be difficult to predict exactly what you need in order to successfully, and legally complete a project.   The typology of permits is generally broken down into two categories; Building and Zoning. This is because city regulations are also separated by these terms.   The Zoning...

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Congratulations!   If you are wondering what your next steps should be when getting prepared for a Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) hearing, then congratulations! You are almost finished your permit process. But before you start popping champagne, you have to get ZBA approval first.   A disclaimer: Just because you follow all of the criteria leading up to and including the ZBA hearing, does not mean you...

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Faced with Facade   There are many obstacles to overcome when changing anything about buildings in the city of Philadelphia. Chances are, change comes with a permit attached to it. Facade changes, in particular, may require more attention than your regular Building Permit. To avoid getting those annoying requests for additional information that end up costing time and money, make sure you know whether or not your project...

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What Is, What It Isn’t? The Certificate of Occupancy may be the most elusive of all permits. So we wanted to give everyone the low down on what this document is, how to obtain it, and how to know if you even need it.   A Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is, unsurprisingly, a certificate that allows you to occupy a space. More specifically, this certification denotes a change...

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