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Licenses and Inspections

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EXCLUSIVE: What is the City of Philadelphia Doing to Address Building Collapses?

Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams gave CBS3 an exclusive tour of recently marked and demolished buildings.


(Mayor Michael Nutter signs executive order to create Special Independent Advisory Commission to review and evaluate the Department of Licenses and Inspections.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Panel To Probe L&I In Wake Of Center City Building Collapse

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter says an independent commission will review the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections in the wake of a deadly building collapse that killed six people.


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Partial Building Collapse In North Philadelphia

Authorities were called out to a vacant building in North Philadelphia after a portion of the structure collapsed Wednesday afternoon.


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Officials Address Blight With Germantown Residents

Philadelphia’s licenses and inspections commissioner, during a tour of a Germantown neighborhood, assured some frustrated homeowners that the city was dealing with ‘nuisance’ properties that bring the whole block down.


L&I Insists Italian Market's No Target

City officials denied they’were focusing on the Italian Market as they continued a crackdown on code violations among food purveyors. 


L&I Inspector Indicted on Corruption Charges

A federal grand jury indicts a former Philadelphia Licenses and Inspections employee on extortion charges, alleging he bullied a Fishtown property owner to sell to him.