Construction Permits 78% open

Philadelphia, PA

What data is expected?

Locations of issued construction permits. This dataset can be a useful tool for tracking city real estate development trends, including neighborhoods most at risk of gentrification or disinvestment, as well as for tracking specific development projects and holding developers and city planners accountable. (More info)

  • Date of issue
  • Expiration date
  • Address
  • Permit type
  • Work description

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No We will check whether our license meets the open definition, so will put 'no' for now.
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, SHP
findable 4
findable_steps I searched 'permits' in OpenDataPhilly search bar.
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name The Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections
characteristics Date of issue, Address, Permit type, Work description
location href=""">rel="nofollow"> - The data is available on Philadelphia's community portal:
An interactive visualization of the data is available to make it easier to explore as well:

Meta data

Data location - The data is available on Philadelphia's community portal:
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, SHP
Reviewer   Kistine Carolan
Submitters   Kistine Carolan
Last modified   Tue May 08 2018 20:35:15 GMT+0000 (UTC)