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    • Licenses and Inspections team

Nutter Administration says L&I trainees' work was meant to update previous inspections

The Nutter Administration said on Monday that 600 building inspections performed in one week last month were part of a training exercise for nine new employees who were steps away from…

    • City Council President Darrell Clarke

Darrell Clarke wants to restructure the government. Does anybody else?

It wasn’t hostility that filled the Council Chambers last month, when the committee on law and government held a hearing to consider a proposal to restructure the local government and create…

    • A sea of emergency responders filled 22nd Street, as seen from the JFK Blvd. bridge.

Mayor creates board to oversee building safety

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Tuesday that he has created a Building Safety Oversight Board to monitor implementation of the recommendations made by a Special Advisory Commission appointed in the wake…

    • l and i original

Proposals would dismantle enforcement agency, centralize planning and development

City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a bill on Thursday that would make sweeping changes to the structure of the municipal government by creating a new cabinet-level Office of Planning and…

    • zoning notice

Old City resident wants more info on zoning notifications

Joe Schiavo is on a new mission. The Old City resident, who was active in his local civic association until its demise last year, and who serves on the board of…

    • l and i original

Nutter commits funding for new positions at L&I

Mayor Michael Nutter announced on Thursday that he intends to commit an additional $2 million to the Department of Licenses and Inspections for the 2015 fiscal year. The additional funds would…

    • The Ruffin Nichols Church was demolished in August 2013 (Ashley Hahn/PlanPhilly)

Breaking: L&I releases new permit requirements for contractors

Merry Christmas, contractors. Starting next week, you’ll need to submit a tax clearance form and certificate of insurance to the Department of Licenses and Inspections before receiving a permit for any…

    • The too-tall townhouse project at 3rd and Reed

Permit issued to trim Constitution Court in Pennsport

The Department of L&I issued a permit yesterday to Barry Sable to shrink the frame of a half-built townhouse in Pennsport by about two feet. As Kellie Patrick Gates reported last…

    • License to Inspect

‘License to Inspect’ enables easy monitoring of L&I data

Today, PlanPhilly and Azavea released a new online tool that makes it easy to monitor construction, demolition, and code violations in targeted areas of the city. The tool, called License to…

    • Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

Controller: Agencies need to coordinate on code enforcement in North Central

In a press conference Wednesday morning, City Controller Alan Butkovitz released a report detailing rampant non-compliance with city codes on construction sites in North Central Philadelphia. He said that poor and…

    • New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

New zoning code takes effect Wednesday

If you’re looking to build a small deck on the roof of your house, you should wait until tomorrow, when you can legally do so, under certain guidelines, without clearing your…

    • Maura Kennedy demonstrates new L&I site at press conference

L&I releases new apps in website upgrade

The Department of Licenses and Inspections has completely overhauled its website, liberating a vast amount of data that was previously relegated to hard-to-find corners of the web or altogether unavailable…

    • L&I cleans up its act

L&I cleans up its act

Mayor Michael Nutter and outgoing L&I commissioner Fran Burns announced Thursday that the Department will implement a “Professional Attire” policy requiring inspectors to wear clothing bearing the L&I ensign. “The use…

    • Mayor Nutter names Streets Dept. deputy commissioner Carlton Williams to lead L&I

Mayor Nutter names Streets Dept. deputy commissioner Carlton Williams to lead L&I

During a press conference in City Hall Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Michael Nutter announced that Carlton Williams will become the next commissioner of the Department of Licenses and Inspections, the agency charged…

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