Permit Philly manages the permitting process from your first call to the day we pick up your permits, all while keeping you up to date on your applications.   We coordinate your contractors, architects, engineers, and lawyers to create clear application packages for any scope of construction or licensing.  We even flag incomplete plans or missing documents.

To get a quote, you can simply follow this link.  And if you have any further questions, drop us a note at contact@permitphilly.com.

Brett Madsen, owner of Permit Philly

Brett Madsen

Owner + Expediter


Brett founded Permit Philly after working as the operations coordinator for a zoning law office.  When he started there, he was brand new to Philly, had never worked in real estate before, and hadn’t ever seen a zoning or building permit.  But as a curious person up for a challenge — he once moved to China without visiting first — he studied the zoning process in Philadelphia, then the regulations surrounding construction permits.  Then the rules for food licenses.  Then signs.  Now a licensed expediter with years of experience in City of Philadelphia permits, he’s ready to put his expertise to work on your project.

When he’s not navigating Licenses and Inspections or thumbing through the Zoning Code, he can probably be found obsessing over Liverpool FC, watching terrible movies, or grabbing takeout from Loco Pez.

Meaad Aldosari


Senior Permit Coordinator


Never one to take the easy way out, Meaad moved from Saudi Arabia to Philadelphia to pursue a master’s degree in law. Upon completion, she became interested in zoning and land use law, which led her to apprentice for a land use firm in Center City. When she wanted a new challenge, she came to Permit Philly in 2021, and quickly took over permit coordination duties for the team.

Meaad is the office engine: she personally handles complex projects (especially thorny zoning matters), directs the other coordinators, and devises ways to improve Permit Philly’s paperwork assembly line. No matter where your permit is stuck, under however much red tape, she’ll dig it out.

Meaad is all business, but has a habit of casually dropping interesting facts about her life into conversation, like that she does MMA training to relax. She is very proud of her adopted city, and dedicated to the improvement and growth of Philadelphia.

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