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Building Permits

Whether you are building a new apartment complex, altering a residential building, or are completing a tenant fit-out, you are going to need a building (or alterations) permit. If your project induces any of the following descriptions: build, demolish, repair, change, add(ition), install, then you will need a Philadelphia building permit. The installation of equipment systems also require a building permit.


We provide you with fast and efficient building permit coordination that gives you clarity and confidence in your project. We can help you obtain the building permits required for:


  • Tenant Fit-Outs
  • Signs
  • Additions
  • Renovations
  • Demolition
  • New construction
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • Mechanical Scope of Work
  • Structural Scope of Work



Philadelphia’s building permit applications apply to a wide-range of projects.  For example, a building permit is needed for the installation of signs.  In addition, the city’s Certificate of Occupancy (which every building technically requires) is a building permit application. So when registering a building’s occupancy or seeking to change occupancy classification, you will be going through the process to secure a building permit.


We can secure your Philadelphia Building Permit or Certificate of Occupancy for you.  We will manage the entire process and will obtain any other approvals, permits, or licenses you may also need. A project that requires a building permit almost always requires a zoning/use permit and possibly other licenses.  In the event you need professional plans or technical renderings, we can handle that through one of our trusted architectural partners, or have our internal draftsman create plans for you.