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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:

Hours of Operations and Location

BBI's offices are open from 7:30 am to 4:00 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. Typically, our offices close early on the day preceding the above holidays.

Interior Clean Out and Demolition Permits

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

posted 2/28/14 @ 12:00 am
Engineering Counter Closed

Please be aware that Engineering Counter will be closed on March 19th and April 23rd for training. On these dates, no Building or Occupancy Permits will be approved or issued. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

posted 2/28/14 @ 12:00 am
Department Contacts
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Bureau of Building Inspection
200 Ross Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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