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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.

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

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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.

08/15/2012

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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.

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