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Our Mission

Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Building Inspection!

The Bureau of Building Inspection's mission is to provide life safety and a better quality of living to the residents of the City of Pittsburgh. The Bureau of Building Inspection (BBI) falls under the Department of Public Safety and works closely with the other Public Safety Bureaus (Police and Fire) and Department of City Planning's Zoning Department.

Many cities have different methods of organizing their departments. We have worked hard to present our services in an intuitive layout on our site. If you have any questions, or would like to speak with someone in person, call our main phone line: 412-255-2175

BBI serves three primary functions:
Building Permits Pending Review

Please see the link below for a list of Building Permits pending review, which will be updated weekly. Please be aware that we review permits in the order in which we receive them. The permit number does not necessarily correspond to this order. If your permit is not on the list, it is being currently reviewed, revisions have been requested or has been approved. Please contact 412-255-2175 with any questions.

Building Permits Pending Review

posted 10/17/14 @ 5:06 pm
Interior Demolition Permits

Please be aware that effective immediately interior demolition work will require a building permit for all residential and commercial buildings and structures.

posted 2/28/14 @ 12:00 am

New Hours of Operations and Location

BBI's public offices (and the adjacent zoning offices on the third floor) are open from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday. Inspectors are available in the office from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and are in the field for the remainder of the day.  

Bureau of Building Inspection
200 Ross Street
3rd Floor, room 320
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Please be aware that BBI's offices are closed on the following holidays: New Years Day, MLK Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day (Thursday and Friday), and Christmas Day. 

Department Contacts
Permit Plans Examining
412-255-2175
Business Licensing
412-255-2858
Electrical/Mech/HVAC
412-255-2175
Demolition
412-255-2187

Bureau of Building Inspection
200 Ross Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-255-2175

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