When opening certain businesses, zoning permits and business licenses are required. Your business may need to acquire a special exception variance; which is necessary for operations such as tattoo shops, gun shops, head shops, strip clubs, etc.
You may need a use registration permit which allows for specific uses and activities to take place in a space. In addition to the zoning requirements, you will need certain pre-requisite licenses, accounts, and permits such as a Commercial Activity License and your Philadelphia Tax account.
Philadelphia Zoning handles the entire process for you; from acquiring any necessary business licenses to helping you attain your zoning and use permits in order to get your business up and running.