Program EZ Permit: Electric Vehicle Charger
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Local
Last Update
State Pennsylvania
Administrator City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspection
Start Date
Sectors Residential

The City of Philadelphia allows simplified permitting for certain Electric Vehicle Charging Station installations ("EZ Permits"). Qualifying EV Chargers can be permitted without submission of electrical plans or a separate building permit. All projects must meet 2017 National electric code, and are subject to additional requirements as listed in the application.

Qualifying installations require:

  • EV Chargers to be the accessory to a 1- or 2-family dwelling
  • Installations must be pedestal mounted except installations on private property may be wall mounted.
  • Zoning approval for off-street parking must be included if the installation is on private property.
  • For installations in a public right-of-way, approval must be included from the Department of Streets and Art Commission, and is subject to additional accessibility conditions.

Locations in Special Flood Hazard Areas, or properties in the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places may not make use of this simplified permitting.

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