TITLE 9.  REGULATION OF BUSINESSES, TRADES AND PROFESSIONS
Chapter 9-100.  General Provisions
   § 9-101.   Definitions.
   § 9-102.   Licenses and Permits.
   § 9-103.   Enforcement and Appeals.
   § 9-104.   Reinspection Fees.
   § 9-105.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-200.  Commercial Activities on Streets
   § 9-201.   Curb Markets.
   § 9-202.   Musicians.
   § 9-203.   Street Vendors.
   § 9-204.   Sidewalk Vendors in Center City.
   § 9-205.   Sidewalk Sales.
   § 9-206.   Sidewalk Vendors in Neighborhood Business Districts.
   § 9-207.   Motor Vehicle Repairs.
   § 9-208.   Sidewalk Cafés.
   § 9-209.   Small Vehicle Sharing Businesses.
   § 9-210.   Reserved.
   § 9-211.   Boxes for the Distribution of News and Printed Material.
   § 9-212.   Newsstands.
   § 9-213.   Farmers' Markets.
   § 9-214.   Tours on the Public Right-of-Way in the Center City Tourist Area.
Chapter 9-300.  Communication
   § 9-301.   Poles.
   § 9-302.   Overhead Wires.
   § 9-303.   Underground Wires.
   § 9-304.   Penalties.
   § 9-305.   Burglary, Theft and Robbery Alarm Systems.
   § 9-306.   Communication Antenna Facilities
Chapter 9-400.  Carriers
   § 9-401.   General Provisions.
   § 9-402.   Animal Drawn Carriages.
   § 9-403.   Motor Buses.
   § 9-404.   Street Railways.
   § 9-405.   Taxicabs.
   § 9-406.   Hauling Permits for Oversized and Overweight Vehicles.
   § 9-407.   Tour Passenger Carriers.
   § 9-408.   Multi-Seat Pedalcycles.
   § 9-409.   School Buses.
   § 9-410.   Pedicabs.
Chapter 9-500.  Boilers, Fuel, Heat and Refrigeration
   § 9-501.   Boilers, Engines, and Refrigeration Machinery.
   § 9-502.   Reserved.
   § 9-503.   Reserved.
   § 9-504.   Reserved.
Chapter 9-600.  Service and Other Businesses
   § 9-601.   Garages, Parking Lots, Sales Lots and Sales Showrooms.
   § 9-602.   Outdoor Advertising.
   § 9-603.   Pawnbrokers.
   § 9-604.   Refuse Collection.
   § 9-605.   Towing.
   § 9-606.   Ammunition.
   § 9-607.   Firearms.
   § 9-608.   Real Estate Signs.
   § 9-609.   Self-Service Laundries.
   § 9-610.   Massage Businesses.
   § 9-611.   Masseurs and Masseuses.
   § 9-612.   Fences Around Automobile Wrecking Yards and Junk Yards and Buildings.
   § 9-613.   Junk Dealers.
   § 9-614.   Payment of Gratuities to Employees.
   § 9-615.   Dealers in Precious Metals.
   § 9-616.   Retail Sale of Motor Fuels.
   § 9-617.   Fences Around Transportation Installations.
   § 9-618.   Sale of Spray Paint Containers, Indelible Markers and Etching Acid.
   § 9-619.   Refund Policy Disclosure.
   § 9-620.   Sale and Installation of Audible Motor Vehicle Alarms.
   § 9-621.   Tire Dealers.
   § 9-622.   Cigarettes and Tobacco Products.
   § 9-623.   Bicycle Couriers and Bicycle Delivery Service.
   § 9-624.   Adult Bookstores.
   § 9-625.   Sale of Laser Pointing Devices.
   § 9-626.   Sale of Motor Vehicle That Cannot Be Registered in Pennsylvania.
   § 9-627.   Commercial Establishments on Residential Blockfaces.
   § 9-628.   Alcohol Advertising.
   § 9-629.   Drug Paraphernalia, Blunt Cigars, and Similar Items.
   § 9-630.   Reserved.
   § 9-631.   Tobacco Retailer Permit.
   § 9-632.   Television Access Providers and Installers.
   § 9-633.   Sale of Electronic Smoking Devices and Unapproved Nicotine Delivery Products.
   § 9-634.   Immigration Assistance Services.
   § 9-635.   Urban Experiential Displays.
   § 9-636.   Gender-Neutral Bathroom Designation.
   § 9-637.   Opioid Antidote Availability
   § 9-638.   Sale of Electronic Smoking Devices in Youth-Accessible Establishments.
   § 9-639.   Flavored Tobacco Products.
Chapter 9-700.  Amusement Businesses
   § 9-701.   Reserved.
   § 9-702.   Carnivals.
   § 9-703.   Special Assembly Occupancies.
   § 9-704.   Reserved.
   § 9-705.   Reserved.
   § 9-706.   Ticket Agents.
   § 9-707.   Reserved.
   § 9-708.   Reserved.
   § 9-709.   Amusement Devices.
   § 9-710.   General Admission or Festival Seating.
   § 9-711.   Local Option Small Games of Chance.
Chapter 9-800.  Landlord and Tenant
   § 9-801.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-802.   Definitions.
   § 9-803.   Fair Housing Commission.
   § 9-804.   Unfair Rental Practices.
   § 9-805.   Smoking Disclosure Policy in Multi-Family Buildings
   § 9-806.   Procedure.
   § 9-807.   Penalty.
   § 9-808.   Legal Representation in Landlord Tenant Court.
Chapter 9-900.  Professions
   § 9-901.   Osteopaths.
   § 9-902.   Abortions.
   § 9-903.   Conversion Therapy.
Chapter 9-1000.  Trades
   § 9-1001.   Reserved.
   § 9-1002.   Reserved.
   § 9-1003.   Plumbers.
   § 9-1004.   Contractors.
   § 9-1005.   Fire Suppression System Contractors.
   § 9-1006.   Electrical Contractors.
   § 9-1007.   Reserved.
   § 9-1008.   Demolition Contractor License.
Chapter 9-1100.  Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination
   § 9-1101.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-1102.   Definitions.
   § 9-1103.   Unlawful Employment Practices.
   § 9-1104.   Exemptions from Unlawful Employment Practices.
   § 9-1105.   Remedies for Unlawful Employment Practices.
   § 9-1106.   Unlawful Public Accommodations Practices.
   § 9-1107.   Remedies for Unlawful Public Accommodations Practices.
   § 9-1108.   Unlawful Housing and Real Property Practices.
   § 9-1109.   Exemptions from Unlawful Housing and Real Property Practices.
   § 9-1110.   Remedies for Unlawful Housing and Real Property Practices.
   § 9-1111.   Administration and Enforcement.
   § 9-1112.   Complaint.
   § 9-1113.   Answer.
   § 9-1114.   Mediation.
   § 9-1115.   Investigation.
   § 9-1116.   Conciliation.
   § 9-1117.   Notice and Conduct of Public Hearing.
   § 9-1118.   Decision and Order.
   § 9-1119.   Judicial Review.
   § 9-1120.   Enforcement of Commission Orders.
   § 9-1121.   Penalties.
   § 9-1122.   Private Right of Action.
   § 9-1123.   Verification of Life Partnerships.
   § 9-1124.   Termination of Life Partnerships.
   § 9-1125.   Duties of the Commission on Human Relations with Respect to Life Partnerships.
   § 9-1126.   Life Partnerships – Responsibilities of Others.
   § 9-1127.   Gender Neutrality in City Forms.
   § 9-1128.   Unlawful Employment Practices Based Upon Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Medical Conditions
   § 9-1129.   Severability.
   § 9-1130.   Unlawful Credit Screening Practices in Employment.
   § 9-1131.   Wage Equity.
   § 9-1132.   Cashless Retail Prohibition.
   § 9-1133.   Uniform Policy of Non-Discrimination as to Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth.
Chapter 9-1200.  Condominium and Cooperative Conversions
   § 9-1201.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-1202.   Definitions.
   § 9-1203.   Fair Housing Commission.
   § 9-1204.   Unfair Conversion Practices.
   § 9-1205.   Enforcement Procedure.
   § 9-1206.   Condominium Conversion Moratorium.
   § 9-1207.   Penalty.
   § 9-1208.   Cooperative Conversion.
   § 9-1209.   Severability.
Chapter 9-1300.  Inspection Businesses
   § 9-1301.   Definitions.
   § 9-1302.   Home Inspection License.
   § 9-1303.   Fire Alarm Systems Inspector License.
   § 9-1304.   Electrical Inspection Agency License.
   § 9-1305.   Electrical Inspector License.
   § 9-1306.   Special Inspection Agencies and Special Inspectors.
Chapter 9-1400.  Weights and Measures
   § 9-1401.   Definitions.
   § 9-1402.   Standards.
   § 9-1403.   Prohibited Conduct.
   § 9-1404.   Registration Requirements.
   § 9-1405.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-1500.  Notification of Intention to Close or Relocate Operations
   § 9-1501.   Definitions.
   § 9-1502.   Notification Requirements.
   § 9-1503.   Exclusions.
   § 9-1504.   Sanctions and Enforcement.
Chapter 9-1600.  Prohibition Against Unlawful Eviction Practices
   § 9-1601.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-1602.   Definitions.
   § 9-1603.   Unlawful Self-Help Eviction Actions Prohibited.
   § 9-1604.   Restoration of Possession.
   § 9-1605.   Penalties.
   § 9-1606.   Enforcement.
   § 9-1607.   Remedies Not Excluded.
   § 9-1608.   Severability.
Chapter 9-1700.  Required Policy for Employers Within the City of Philadelphia Regarding Aspects of Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus
   § 9-1701.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-1702.   Definitions.
   § 9-1703.   Requirements.
   § 9-1704.   Dissemination of Printed Materials.
   § 9-1705.   Sanctions and Enforcement.
Chapter 9-1800.  Reserved
Chapter 9-1900.  Fire Insurance Escrow Accounts: Municipal Certificate Required Prior to Payment of Fire Loss Claims
   § 9-1901.   Definitions.
   § 9-1902.   Duties of the Commissioner of Licenses and Inspections.
   § 9-1903.   Required Establishment of Fire Insurance Escrow Accounts.
   § 9-1904.   Administration of Fire Insurance Escrow Accounts.
   § 9-1905.   Municipal Certificate Required Prior to Payment of Fire Loss Claims.
   § 9-1906.   General.
   § 9-1907.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-2000.  Sale of Malt or Brewed Beverages
   § 9-2001.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-2002.   Minimum Requirements.
   § 9-2003.   Penalties and Enforcement.
Chapter 9-2100.  Cigarette Vending Machines
   § 9-2101.   Definitions.
   § 9-2102.   Prohibition of Cigarette Vending Machines.
   § 9-2103.   Penalties and Enforcement.
Chapter 9-2200.  Expediters
   § 9-2201.   Definitions.
   § 9-2202.   License Required.
   § 9-2203.   License Issuance; Renewal.
   § 9-2204.   License Suspension; Revocation; Disqualification.
   § 9-2205.   Entry of Appearance Forms.
   § 9-2206.   Prohibited Conduct.
   § 9-2207.   Construction; Engaging in the Practice of Licensed Professions.
   § 9-2208.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-2300.  Protection of Displaced Contract Workers
   § 9-2301.   Definitions.
   § 9-2302.   Transition Employment Period.
   § 9-2303.   Enforcement.
   § 9-2304.   Notice to Displaced Worker.
Chapter 9-2400.  Prohibition Against Predatory Lending Practices
   § 9-2401.   Legislative Findings.
   § 9-2402.   Definitions.
   § 9-2403.   Predatory Lending Practices Prohibited.
   § 9-2404.   Penalties.
   § 9-2405.   Enforcement.
   § 9-2406.   Private Right of Action.
   § 9-2407.   Severability.
Chapter 9-2500.  Fire Suppression System Workers
   § 9-2501.   Definitions.
   § 9-2502.   Prohibited Conduct.
   § 9-2503.   Powers and Duties of Department of Licenses and Inspections.
   § 9-2504.   Fire Suppression System Certification.
   § 9-2505.   Fire Suppression System Apprentice Permitting.
   § 9-2506.   Reciprocity.
   § 9-2507.   Grace Period for Transition to Full Certification and Permitting Requirements.
   § 9-2508.   Registry of Fire Suppression System Certificate and Permit Holders.
   § 9-2509.   Expiration of Certificates and Permits.
   § 9-2510.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-2600.  Planned Event Permits
   § 9-2601.   Definitions.
   § 9-2602.   Planned Event Permit Required.
   § 9-2603.   Permit Issuance.
   § 9-2604.   Penalties and Enforcement.
Chapter 9-2700.  Sales of Alcohol; Verification of Age
   § 9-2701.   Definitions.
   § 9-2702.   Required Electronic Age Verification Equipment.
Chapter 9-2800.  Universities, Property Owners or Managers and Students
   § 9-2801.   Definitions.
   § 9-2802.   Notification Requirements.
   § 9-2803.   Information to Be Provided to Police Department by Colleges and Universities.
   § 9-2804.   Vehicle Identification Requirement.
   § 9-2805.   Zoning Compliance.
   § 9-2806.   Lease and Other Property Owner or Manager Requirements.
   § 9-2807.   Cooperation with Enforcement Officials.
   § 9-2808.   Reporting Requirement.
   § 9-2809.   Student Supervision Requirement.
Chapter 9-2900.  Take-Out Sale of Malt and Brewed Beverages
   § 9-2901.   Scope of Chapter.
   § 9-2902.   Application Form Required.
   § 9-2903.   Required Posting of Premises for Which Permit is Sought.
   § 9-2904.   Filing Protests.
   § 9-2905.   Effect of Protests.
   § 9-2906.   Hearing Process.
   § 9-2907.   Creation of the Malt and Brewed Beverage Hearing Board.
   § 9-2908.   Docket Information.
   § 9-2909.   Appeals.
Chapter 9-3000.  Sheet Metal Technician
   § 9-3001.   Definitions.
   § 9-3002.   Prohibited Conduct.
   § 9-3003.   Powers and Duties of Department of Licenses and Inspections.
   § 9-3004.   Sheet Metal Systems Technician Certification.
   § 9-3005.   Sheet Metal Systems Apprentice Permits.
   § 9-3006.   Reciprocity.
   § 9-3007.   Grace Period for Transition to Full Certification/Permitting Requirements.
   § 9-3008.   Registry of Sheet Metal Technician Certificate and Permit Holders.
   § 9-3009.   Expiration of Certificates and Permits.
   § 9-3010.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-3100.  Use of Mercury in Dentistry
   § 9-3101.   Definitions.
   § 9-3102.   Official Dental Amalgam Brochure.
   § 9-3103.   Required Distribution.
   § 9-3104.   Exemptions.
Chapter 9-3200.  Entitlement to Leave Due to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking
   § 9-3201.   Definitions.
   § 9-3202.   Leave Requirement.
   § 9-3203.   Notice.
   § 9-3204.   Certification.
   § 9-3205.   Confidentiality.
   § 9-3206.   Employment and Benefits.
   § 9-3207.   Prohibited Acts.
   § 9-3208.   Existing Leave Usable for Addressing Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking.
   § 9-3209.   Notification.
   § 9-3210.   Effect on Other Laws and Employment Benefits.
Chapter 9-3300.  Use and Inspection of Tower and Mobile Cranes in Construction
   § 9-3301.   Definitions.
   § 9-3301.1.   General Provisions.
   § 9-3302.   Erection, Jumping, Lowering and Dismantling of Tower Cranes.
   § 9-3303.   Use of Tower Cranes.
   § 9-3304.   Inspection of Tower Cranes.
   § 9-3305.   Use of Mobile Cranes.
   § 9-3306.   Qualifications of Personnel.
   § 9-3307.   Inspection of Mobile Cranes.
Chapter 9-3400.  Energy Conservation
   § 9-3401.   Air Conditioning and Cooling Systems.
   § 9-3402.   Benchmarking Energy and Water Use.
   § 9-3403.   Solar Panel Incentives.
   § 9-3404.   Building Energy Performance Policy.
Chapter 9-3500.  Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards
   § 9-3501.   Legislative Findings and Purpose.
   § 9-3502.   Definitions.
   § 9-3503.   Prohibition Against Unfair Discrimination Against Persons Previously Arrested for One or More Criminal Offenses.
   § 9-3504.   Prohibition Against Unfair Discrimination Against Persons Previously Convicted of One or More Criminal Offenses.
   § 9-3504a.   Notice.
   § 9-3505.   Exemptions.
   § 9-3506.   Enforcement.
   § 9-3507.   Fair Criminal Record Screening Advisory Committee.
   § 9-3508.   Private Right of Action.
   § 9-3509.   Posting Requirement.
   § 9-3510.   Prohibition on Consideration of Juvenile Records.
Chapter 9-3600.  Agents and Sheriff's Sales
   § 9-3601.   Definitions.
   § 9-3602.   Agreements.
   § 9-3603.   Enforcement; Private Right of Action.
   § 9-3604.   Notice.
Chapter 9-3700.  Bouncers
   § 9-3701.   Definitions.
   § 9-3702.   Registration of Bouncers.
   § 9-3703.   Prohibition Against Employing Unregistered or Untrained Bouncers.
   § 9-3704.   Review of Criminal History Required.
   § 9-3705.   Third-Party Training of Bouncers.
   § 9-3706.   Regulatory Authority.
   § 9-3707.   Enforcement.
Chapter 9-3800.  Electric Fences
   § 9-3801.   Scope.
   § 9-3802.   Regulations.
   § 9-3803.   Penalties.
Chapter 9-3900.  Property Licenses and Owner Accountability
   § 9-3901.   General Provisions.
   § 9-3902.   Rental Licenses.
   § 9-3903.   Certificate of Rental Suitability; Required Tenant Documents.
   § 9-3904.   Vacant Lot License.
   § 9-3905.   Vacant Structure License.
   § 9-3906.   Vacant Waterfront Structure License.
   § 9-3907.   Managing Agents.
   § 9-3908.   Notification of License Obligation.
   § 9-3909.   Penalty.
Chapter 9-4000.  Automated Purchasing Machines
   § 9-4001.   Definitions.
   § 9-4002.   Use of APMs.
   § 9-4003.   Penalties and Enforcement.
Chapter 9-4100.  Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces
   § 9-4101.   Findings.
   § 9-4102.   Purposes.
   § 9-4103.   Definitions.
   § 9-4104.   Accrual of Paid Sick Time.
   § 9-4105.   Use of Paid Sick Time.
   § 9-4106.   Exercise of Rights Protected; Retaliation Prohibited.
   § 9-4107.   Notice and Posting.
   § 9-4108.   Employer Records.
   § 9-4109.   Regulations.
   § 9-4110.   Enforcement.
   § 9-4111.   Confidentiality and Nondisclosure.
   § 9-4112.   Encouragement of More Generous Sick Time Policies; No Effect on More Generous Policies.
   § 9-4113.   Other Legal Requirements.
   § 9-4114.   Public Outreach and Education.
   § 9-4115.   Report.
   § 9-4116.   Severability.
Chapter 9-4200.  Donation Bins
   § 9-4201.   Definitions.
   § 9-4202.   Permitted Use of Donation Bins.
   § 9-4203.   Permitted and Prohibited Locations.
   § 9-4204.   Requirements.
   § 9-4205.   Enforcement and Penalties.
Chapter 9-4300.  Wage Theft Complaints
   § 9-4301.   Definitions.
   § 9-4301.1.   Wage Payment Claims.
   § 9-4302.   Wage Theft Coordinator; Duties.
   § 9-4303.   Procedures for Wage Theft Complaints.
   § 9-4304.   Retaliation Prohibited.
   § 9-4305.   Private Right of Action.
   § 9-4306.   Joint and Several Liability.
   § 9-4307.   Penalties for Wage Theft.
   § 9-4308.   Other Penalties and Licensing Actions.
   § 9-4309.   Notice and Posting.
   § 9-4310.   Effective Date.
Chapter 9-4400.  Responsible Business Operations
   § 9-4401.   Definitions.
   § 9-4402.   Business Owner Liability.
   § 9-4403.   Enforcement and Administrative Review.
   § 9-4404.   Nuisance Abatement Activities.
   § 9-4405.   Appeals.
Chapter 9-4500.  Protections for Domestic Workers
   § 9-4501.   Definitions.
   § 9-4502.   Contract and Other Requirements.
   § 9-4503.   Minimum Protections.
   § 9-4504.   Notification of Rights and Record Keeping.
   § 9-4505.   Rights Protected; Retaliation Prohibited.
   § 9-4506.   Regulations.
   § 9-4507.   Liability, Administration, Enforcement and Penalties.
   § 9-4508.   Other Protections.
   § 9-4509.   Domestic Workers Standards and Implementation Task Force.
   § 9-4510.   Severability.
Chapter 9-4600.  Fair Workweek Employment Standards
   § 9-4601.   Definitions.
   § 9-4602.   Advance Notice of Work Schedules.
   § 9-4603.   Compensation for Changed Work Schedules.
   § 9-4604.   Right to Rest Between Work Shifts.
   § 9-4605.   Offer of Work to Existing Employees.
   § 9-4606.   Exercise of Rights Protected; Retaliation Prohibited.
   § 9-4607.   Regulations.
   § 9-4608.   Notice.
   § 9-4609.   Employer Records.
   § 9-4610.   Collective Bargaining.
   § 9-4611.   Enforcement and Penalties.
Chapter 9-4700.  Wrongful Discharge from Parking Employment
   § 9-4701.   Definitions.
   § 9-4702.   Prohibition of Wrongful Discharge.
   § 9-4703.   Determination of Just Cause.
   § 9-4704.   Determination of Bona Fide Economic Reasons.
   § 9-4705.   Exercise of Rights Protected; Retaliation Prohibited.
   § 9-4706.   Notice.
   § 9-4707.   Parking Employer Records.
   § 9-4708.   Enforcement and Penalties.
   § 9-4709.   Advisory Group.
   § 9-4710.   Regulations.
Chapter 9-4800.  Responsibilities Concerning Bed Bug Infestation
   § 9-4801.   Definitions.
   § 9-4802.   Bed Bugs and Property Rental.
   § 9-4803.   Bed Bugs and Dwelling Facility Operators.
Chapter 9-4900.  Prohibition on Use of Certain Bags by Retail Establishments
   § 9-4901.   Definitions.
   § 9-4902.   Prohibition Against Single-use Plastic Bags.
   § 9-4903.   Signage Requirement.
   § 9-4904.   Study of Bag Use.
CHAPTER 9-100.  GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 9-101.  Definitions.
   In this Title the following definitions apply:
   (1)   Department. Unless otherwise specified, the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
   (2)   License. The whole or any part of any permit, certificate, approval or other form of permission required by law, special ordinance, or any provisions of the Code to be obtained from the City or any agency as a prerequisite for carrying on a business, trade or profession or for doing any act, or for using any property.
   (3)   Tax Clearance Certificate. Certification from the Department of Revenue that the applicant either is not delinquent on any taxes under Title 19 or is in compliance with current payment agreements. Tax Clearance Certificates are available through the Department of Revenue's website. A Tax Clearance Certificate shall be valid for purposes of satisfying Title 4, Section A-202.7 or for obtaining a zoning permit under Section 14-303 for 180 days from its date of issuance. For all other purposes, a Tax Clearance Certificate shall be valid for periods established at the discretion of the Department of Revenue, but in no case for less than thirty days. Certification shall be in form satisfactory to the Department, which may include, when available, electronic certification by direct electronic communication between the Department of Revenue and the Department. 1
§ 9-102.  Licenses and Permits. 1.1
   (1)   The Department may fix the license year on a calendar or other twelve month basis, as it deems desirable for efficient administration and for the convenience of the public, but if a license year is changed any person holding a license shall receive credit for the unexpired term.
   (2)   When any provision of this Title requires a permit to be obtained before the doing of a particular act, the permit shall remain in force only for the period of time specified in it or for such reasonable time as the Department may provide.
   (3)   Every license shall:
      (a)   be produced upon request; and when required by the Department it shall be publicly displayed in a conspicuous place where the licensed activity or act is principally conducted;
      (b)   be non-assignable and non-transferable.
   (4)   All licenses shall be conditioned upon continued compliance with the applicable requirements of this Title.
   (5)   Unless otherwise specified, a license or permit issued under this Title may be revoked for violation of any provision of this Title or of any condition of the license or permit, pursuant to the provisions of § 9-103.
   (6)   If any license fee, permit fee or other charge imposed by The Philadelphia Code is not paid when due, interest at the rate of 1/2% of the amount of the unpaid fee or charge and a penalty at the rate of 1% of the amount of the unpaid fee or charge shall be added for each month or fraction thereof during which the fee or charge shall remain unpaid and shall be collected together with the fee or charge.
   (7)   Where suit is brought for the recovery of any such fee or charge the person liable therefor shall, in addition, be liable for the costs of collection together with the interest and penalties imposed.
   (8)   When any person shall give or cause to be given to a City official or agency a check in payment of any license fee, permit fee or other charge which is dishonored or unpaid by the bank upon which it is drawn, the sum of twenty (20) dollars shall be added to the amount of such fee or charge plus interest and penalties as provided therein. 2
   (9)   No license or permit shall be issued or renewed if the applicant is delinquent in the payment of any City or School District of Philadelphia taxes, charges, fees, rents or claims, or any penalties or fines related to the applicant's business for which the applicant is responsible, unless the applicant has entered into an agreement to pay any such delinquency and is abiding by the terms of such agreement. Compliance is required by the person or business required to obtain the license or permit. Proof of compliance by submission of a Tax Clearance Certificate shall be required prior to issuance of any license or permit. 3
      (a)   The requirements of this subsection (9) may be waived upon:
         1.   The Department's written determination that the license or permit is required for work needed to correct a violation of The Philadelphia Code, and that immediate issuance of such license or permit is necessary to protect public safety. Waiver under this provision shall not be available for licenses to engage in a trade or business or for rental licenses.
   (10)   The Department is authorized to revise by regulation any fee imposed in connection with the issuance of any license or permit required under this Title. Any such fee shall be set to cover the costs of program administration, provided that no fee shall be increased to an amount higher than the fee as it existed on July 1, 2017, multiplied by the CPI Multiplier. The CPI Multiplier shall be equal to the most recently published Consumer Price Index for all Urban Consumers (CPI-U) All Items Index, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as of the effective date of the proposed fee increase, divided by the most recently published CPI-U as of July 1, 2017. 3.1
§ 9-103.  Enforcement and Appeals.
   (1)   No agency shall prosecute for or abate any violation of the conditions of any license or revoke any license or permit until the agency has served written notice of the alleged violation upon the holder of the license and afforded him an opportunity to show or achieve compliance with all lawful requirements; except where the agency finds that public health, safety, morals or welfare requires immediate action. In cases in which public health, safety, morals or welfare requires immediate action, any order other than the above-mentioned notice of violation shall contain a statement of the reasons why the public health, safety, morals or welfare required immediate action.
   Failure to correct the violation in the time specified in the notice of violation shall constitute a separate offense each day the violation continues uncorrected.
   In addition to any penalty imposed by this Chapter and any other remedy at law or in equity under this Title, the City may apply to a Court of Common Pleas or the County Court of Philadelphia for appropriate relief at law or in equity to enforce compliance with, or restrain violation of any provision of this Title. 4
   (2)   Except as otherwise provided, any person aggrieved by any order of any agency may appeal to the Board of License and Inspection Review for a review of the order in accordance with procedures prescribed by the Board. He shall upon request be furnished with a written statement of the reasons for the agency order, and shall be afforded a hearing thereon by the Board. The hearing shall be conducted according to the regulations of the Board. The Board may affirm, modify, reverse, vacate or revoke the order from which the appeal was taken, and it shall make findings and render a decision in writing.
   (3)   Compliance with an order shall be required while an appeal is pending before the Board of License and Inspection Review or before a Court, except that the Board of License and Inspection Review, upon application of the appellant, shall have the power to issue a stay upon a showing of good cause and likelihood of success on the merits of the appeal. 5
§ 9-104.  Reinspection Fees. 6
   (1)   The Department is authorized to charge a fee, as follows, for all second and subsequent reinspections of business operations or activities regulated under this Title when, upon reinspection, the Department determines that operations or activities previously found not in compliance with a provision of this Title continue not to be in compliance:
Second reinspection   $75.00
Third reinspection   $150.00
Fourth and subsequent reinspections   $300.00
   (2)   In addition to other penalties outlined in this Title, any person who fails to remit the required reinspection fee to the Department when requested, shall have his or her license or permit to conduct the business activity or operation suspended, and the business activity or operation shall cease until the payment of fees owed has been received by the Department.
§ 9-105.  Penalties. 7
   (1)   Except as otherwise provided in Chapters 9-600, 9-702, 9-800, 9-900, 9-1000, 9-1100, 9-1200, 9-1600, 9-4000 and 9-4200, 8 Sections 9-604, 9-622 9 and 9-623 10 of this Title, and Section 11-707(1) of Title 11, any person who violates any provision of this Title or any regulation adopted hereunder shall, in addition to any other penalty indicated in this Title, pay a fine of no less than one hundred fifty (150) dollars nor more than three hundred (300) dollars. 11
   (2)   In addition to the penalties outlined in this Title, any licensee who has failed to pay the fines and/or costs imposed under this Section within ten (10) days of imposition by a final order from which all appeals have been exhausted shall have said license revoked and shall cease operation until all fines and costs are paid. The Department of Licenses and Inspections may issue Cease Operations Orders in accordance with the same procedures as set out in Section 6-103 of the Health Code.
   (3)   Any person who is required to obtain a license under this Title and has failed to do so as required shall be deemed to have appointed the Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia as his agent to accept service of process in connection with any action by the City of Philadelphia.
   (4)   Repeat Offenders. Any person who, on more than one (1) occasion, violates any provision of this Title, except any provision of Chapters 9-702, 9-800, 9-900, 9-1100, 9-1200 or 9-1600, or Section 9-604 of this Title, shall be guilty of a separate offense of Repeat Violation, and for each such Repeat Violation, shall be subject to a fine of not more than three hundred (300) dollars, or imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or both. A person shall be guilty of a Repeat Violation regardless whether the second or subsequent violation occurs before or after a judicial finding of a first or previous violation. Each violation, after the first, shall; constitute a separate Repeat Violation offense.

 

Notes

1
   Added, Bill No. 160138-A (approved June 28, 2016), effective January 1, 2017.
1.1
   Amended, 1961 Ordinances, p. 991.
2
   Amended, Bill No. 050203 (approved June 15, 2005). Section 2 of Bill No. 050203 provides: "This Ordinance shall take effect December 31, 2005"; Bill No. 051027 (approved January 24, 2006) changed the effective date to June 30, 2006.
3
   Added, Bill No. 050203 (approved June 15, 2005). Section 2 of Bill No. 050203 provides: "This Ordinance shall take effect December 31, 2005"; Bill No. 051027 (approved January 24, 2006) changed the effective date to June 30, 2006. Amended, Bill No. 160138-A (approved June 28, 2016), effective January 1, 2017.
3.1
   Added, Bill No. 170165 (approved April 4, 2017).
4
   Amended, 1965 Ordinances, p. 1265.
5
   Amended and subsection (4) deleted, Bill No. 000184 (approved March 21, 2001).
6
   Added, Bill No. 040422 (approved June 3, 2004). Section formerly entitled "Fair Employment Practices." Source: 1948 Ordinances, p. 74; repealed and replaced by Chapter 9-1100, 1963 Ordinances, p. 411. Enrolled Bill No. 758 (approved July 24, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 1081, erroneously amends this repealed Section.
7
   Added, 1990 Ordinances, p. 715; amended, Bill No. 758 (approved July 24, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 1081; amended, Bill No. 732 (approved December 28, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 1522; amended, Bill No. 970138 (approved May 9, 1997); amended, Bill No. 020201 (approved May 15, 2002); amended, Bill No. 041079 (approved May 12, 2005); amended, Bill No. 050065 (approved April 20, 2005).
8
   Enrolled Bill read "9-4100"; Chapter 9-4100 was renumbered to Chapter 9-4200 by Code editor.
9
   Bill No. 732 (approved December 28, 1995), 1995 Ordinances, p. 1522, read "9-620"; Section 9-620 was renumbered to 9-622 by Code editor.
10
   Bill No. 970138 read "9-622"; Section 9-622 was renumbered to 9-623 by Code editor.
11
   Amended, Bill No. 150079-AA (approved May 20, 2015), effective June 19, 2015.