Licenses and Inspections

(File photos:  Darrell Clarke, left, by Steve Tawa.  Michael Nutter by Mike Dunn.)

Darrell Clarke Says He Is Not Competing With Nutter Over Release Of Similar Plans To Restructure L&I

City Council President Darrell Clarke insists that his plan to reorganize huge portions of Philadelphia government is not intended to trump a related plan unveiled at the very same time by Mayor Nutter.

09/28/2014

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Warning Signs That A House Is In Danger Of Collapsing

Given the recent collapse of several row homes in the City’s Cobbs Creek neighborhood, local experts want to make sure homeowners know what to look for before a collapse happens.

07/08/2014

The security door that fell on the 3-year-old child. (Credit: CBS3)

3-Year-Old Killed In Security Door Accident At Italian Ice Store

Eyewitnesses say they heard a loud crash, and then saw a large security door on top of the little girl.

06/28/2014

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One Year After Deadly Collapse, CBS 3 Speaks One-On-One With L & I Commissioner

CBS 3’s Walt Hunter sat down with Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams to learn more about promised reforms and the agencies actions prior to the collapse.

05/29/2014

City Controller Alan Butkovitz at a press conference inside his office at the Municipal Services Building. (credit: CBS3)

Controller’s Building Collapse Report Raises Questions About Promises Of Reform

Licenses and Inspections Commissioner Carlton Williams in a 39-page written response, included in the Controller’s Report, refuted the findings raising “objections to the incomplete, inaccurate and misleading interpretations of Department data that underlie the Report’s recommendations.”

05/22/2014

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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.

03/24/2014

(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.

10/31/2013

vacant building

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.

08/15/2012

Germantown Blight Tawa

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.

12/28/2010

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. 

09/14/2010

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.

08/24/2010

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