Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections

The Bureau of Building Inspection is now called the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections. Please check back soon as we roll out additional online functionality and make the transition to this exciting new chapter.  

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide life safety and a better quality of living to the residents of the City of Pittsburgh. The Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections works closely with Public Safety Bureaus (Police and Fire), Finance, Public Works 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.

PLI 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 10/12/15 @ 7:59 am
Pittsburgh Blight Boot Camp: REGISTER TODAY!

 The City of Pittsburgh, in coordination with Neighborhood Allies,gtech, PCRG, and the Design Center, presents a day long event on November 7, 2015 to share knowledge and resources for community led blight elimination efforts. Information sessions will cover a wide range of topics for various skill levels. Speakers include local community advocates, government officials, and nonprofit professionals. Please click here for more information and to register today!

posted 10/07/15 @ 2:57 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

PLI'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.  

Please be aware that PLI'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
Business Licensing

Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
200 Ross Street, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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