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.
An Overview of Special Inspections Program Committee prepared white paper
2021 Tax Abatement Timeline Fact Sheet - Note the pending push for permits before the end of the year. This resource prepared by the city highlights all of the city review agencies and anticipated timelines/recomended submission dates.
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And stay on top of the latest in L&I news
July 21st, 2021
Presentation with L&I. Anticipated topics include new excavation bills and Historic preservation as well as new floodplain guidance
May 20, 2021
L&I is requiring a new energy compliance sheet to accomodate building permits. Sample Energy Compliance Sheet
April 22, 2021
Open Forum with AIA Memebers. Notes being presented to L&I. Stay tuned for comments.
March 15, 2021
Please see the slides from our Navigating Residential Permitting presentation with L&I!
As part of our 2020 outreach efforts, we will be meeting with representatives of L&I on a regular basis. We would like to hear from you! What concerns do you see in the L&I Permitting process? What changes do you think would be beneficial to everyone? What could we suggest to L&I for improvements? Contact us! We have a new committee email address [email protected]
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.
Please see below links for the Plumbing code updates and revisions to the Accelerated review bill.
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