The Building & Permits is responsible for overseeing the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of the City’s commercial and residential buildings. Also, we are responsible for permit issuance to ensure proposed construction work is always done safely, timely, and professionally. We review, approve and issue plans to ensure code compliance.
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A City of Philadelphia permit is an official document that authorizes the alteration, demolition, construction, enlargement, movement, repair, removal, or replacement of any building or structure, or of any accessory attached to a building or structure. The city requires permits to ensure safe building, coordinated development, effective land use, and high-quality site planning.
We inspect and enforce building safety and code compliance to ensure a safer community. We address permits and complaints regarding building, plumbing, and electrical work as well as housing safety.
Jay Eakes, Building Offical
525 Main Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350