Welcome to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections LICENSING home page! 

The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections issues licenses for the following activities:

Wondering how much your License will cost? All Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections fees change annually. Please consult the Current Fee Schedule below.

2022 Fee Schedule

Download the 2020 Fee Schedule





Note once a permit or license has been issued, refunds are not provided.


  • The Licensing Rules & Regulations take effect November 15th, 2018, and were updated May 29th, 2022. They provide a complete list of all new Licensing requirements: Click here to view them.
  • On November 2nd, 2021, City Council approved the Residential Housing Rental Permit Program. Please see the Rental Registration Rules & Regulations: Click here to view them.
  • Thank you all who provided comments to the draft Licensing Rules & Regulations. Click here to view our responses to the comments provided.
  • All licenses expire 365 days from the date of issuance. Business license holders who allow their license to expire will be charged a late fee after the date of expiration, except for event-based and mobile licenses, including transient merchants, Tag Day, Amusement Producers, Non-consensual towing, peddlers, mobile vehicle vendors, and ticket resellers.
  • Be sure to double check your application before submitting! All applications must be fully completed to be processed. An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant.
  • PLI will accept up to five applications with one check. If PLI receives one check for more than five applications, all of the documents will be sent back to the applicant. Applicants must reissue the appropriate checks according to this rule.

HAVE A QUESTION FOR US? You can reach the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections at or 412-255-2175.