Getting a general contractor’s license in Philadelphia is required to perform any work for which the contractor will receive $500 or more. The license fee is $100 and is only valid for one year. General contractors must re-apply every year. Even though jackie robinson had cracked the racial barrier by signing with the brooklyn dodgers in 1947, the nation’s conscience still paid little attention to the suffering of blacks, thus prolonging their pain… Beginning December 1, 2015, all applications for a general contractor’s license must include proof that a supervisor of the applicant has successfully completed OSHA-30 Safety Training within the past five years. It’s also important to note that all workers on a construction or demolition site must have successfully completed an OSHA-10 Safety Training course.

Steps to Apply for a General Contractor’s License in Philadelphia

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  2. Download, print, and complete the application carefully.
  3. Gather proof of the following:
    • Employer’s liability insurance coverage for $100,000 per accident
    • Workers’ compensation insurance
    • General liability insurance coverage for $500,000 per occurrence
    • Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage for $300,000
    • A Philadelphia business tax number
    • A city commercial activity license

There is a non-refundable application fee of $20, which is applied toward the cost of the license, if approved. All application material can be sent or taken personally to

Department of Licenses and Inspection
Customer Care Unit – PSC
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102.