The Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Solutions Based on Science and the Human Experience
Locked door

That’s my door. It's like all of us--just all locked up. And sometimes I feel like the welfare, that’s what it is, a locked door. Like tryin’ to get through a locked door.

Licenses and Inspections

Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections administers and enforces the City’s regulations related to property maintenance, business licenses, and zoning codes.  The department is empowered to take lawful action to correct dangerous conditions, including making necessary emergency repairs to properties, cleaning and sealing abandoned buildings, and demolishing vacant buildings that pose a threat to public safety.

Current Issue

The Department of Licenses and Inspections continues to experience reduced capacity due to a series of City budget cuts.  Community members often find that complaints to the Department go unanswered.   


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