Licensing + Inspections/Gov't Affairs

The AIA and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of L&I work together to improve the process and submissions for building permit approval in the construction division. Activities include continuing education on the City of Philadelphia’s processes, the changes in the building codes and their application and in the process and procedures of the department. To learn about upcoming events, sign up for our mailing list.

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Chris Stigler (Chair) [email protected]
Jamie Unkefer (Co-Chair) [email protected] 
Kit Bryant [email protected] 
Jack Fairchild [email protected]



JUNE 2019

City Of Philadelphia Electronic Permit Submissions  are  coming soon!  For information and Pre-registration please see the L&I Information Page 

A Presentation was held at the Center for Architecture and Design regarding the updated building codes and impending updates to the City of Philadelphia Plumbing Code.  Presented by Elizabeth Baldwin of the City of Philadelphia.

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APRIL 2019

April 2019 Presentation - Philadelphia Streets Department Right of Way Unit

Why You Should Register in eCLIPSE

eCLIPSE Registration Quick Guide

Please see below links for the Plumbing code updates and revisions to the Accelerated review bill.

Philadelphia Plumbing Code Highlights

Philadelphia IPC Amendments

MARCH 2018

March 2018 Report

L&I Committee | Philadelphia Streets Department Survey


AIA Philadelphia's L&I Committee hosted a program on the state of Philadelphia's Licenses and Inspections Department (L&I). Elizabeth Baldwin, Executive Director of Development Services of L&I discussed some of the latest developments and programs in the works including:

  • Web-based Permitting
  • Service initiatives (online appointment, project meetings, focus groups)
  • House Bill 409 and proposed changes to the model building codes
  • Change to the Industrialized Housing Act
  • Special Inspections registration
  • L+I Resources

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