From January 2022, the City of Philadelphia will require a new tire dealer license and the following is required:
- The PA DEP registered waste haulers responsible for disposing of tires. The waste haulers must be registered with the PA DEP for a Waste Transporter Authorization.
- Type of business activity (i.e. sales, repair).
- Size and location of tire storage.
- Existing fire protection systems.
In addition to the previous points, it will require the following other licenses and registrations:
- Zoning approval – A Zoning permit is required for any business that sells tires as a primary use or automotive-related occupancy that sells tires as an incidental use.
- Certification of Occupancy (for high pile storage) – You will need a certificate of occupancy for indoor storage of tires and tire byproducts exceeding six feet in height.
- Business Income and Receipts Tax ID (BIRT)
- Commercial Activity License
Site plan – If outdoor tire storage exceeds six feet in height or a single column or row, you must include a site plan that complies with Section 3405 of the Philadelphia Fire Code. It must include:
- Pile locations.
- Dimensions of tire piles (including height).
- Distance between piles.
- Distance of piles from the property and building lines.
Philadelphia Zoning code 2020 – https://www.phila.gov/media/20200213115058/NEW-ZONING-GUIDE_2020.pdf
Philadelphia Atlas – https://atlas.phila.gov/