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One of the most sensible and also counter-intuitive parts of the zoning process in Philly is the community review.   Any time you want to use your property for something that the zoning code doesn't allow, you must seek a variance from the City of Philadelphia (as we've discussed).  When you seek a variance, a community organization in Philadelphia gets to review the proposal before the City...

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Every landlord or entity that rents-out a residential housing unit in Philadelphia is required to obtain a rental license (formerly known as a housing inspection license).  The following is a simple step-by-step guide to walk you through the process of getting your rental license(s):   Step 1: Obtain a Commercial Activity License and a Philadelphia Business Tax Account Number   The application for both the Commercial Activity License (CAL...

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Here at Philadelphia Zoning, we get a lot of requests from developers and homeowners for permits allowing construction.  Every developer — and most homeowners — know that they need some kind of paperwork from the City of Philadelphia to begin construction, but not everybody is sure what kind.  At some point we usually get the question, “What exactly do I need to give the City?”   The...

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One thing that the Philadelphia Zoning team loves more than anything is getting to witness and be apart of the blooming of a small business. This is one of the may reasons why we absolutely loved handling the zoning process for our client's; Ben and Hector.   Ben and Hector found us at a fragile time in their business and lives. The long-time friends had just recently moved...

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