Emergency systems repair and replacement are exempted from Philadelphia’s Stay at Home Order and may continue. Contractors must obtain permits within 3 days of the emergency repair or replacement. New permit applications must be filed using the eCLIPSE system.

Philadelphia Department of L&I will host two eCLIPSE webinars this week. Please note, you can only file permit applications through eCLIPSE while the Municipal Services Building (MSB) is closed. You can click the dates below to register for the two remaining webinar sessions this week:

eCLIPSE Webinar (Wednesday)
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am



eCLIPSE Webinar (Thursday)
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am



Additional eCLIPSE notes:

  • You must establish an eCLIPSE online account.
  • Anyone submitting applications has to register your license or applications will get kicked back.
  • Please anticipate delays of up to 5 days. L&I is processing the applications remotely and requires additional time to compile the information.
  • The number 1 delay in processing online permits and project applications is tied to contractors not having current insurance information on-file with their trade license. Please make sure you have current certificates on file. You can visit your homepage to verify this.
  • Inspections: please continue to use the IVR System to schedule inspections for work that is permitted to continue under the Governor’s Order. If the department cannot physically send an inspector for a scheduled inspection, the department will consider accepting photos, videos, and third-party certifications and analyze conditions remotely. L&I will continue to provide more updates on this process in the coming days.