Amusement Places License
The City of Pittsburgh requires an Amusement Places license for any place or venue, indoors or outdoors, within the City where attendees pay a fee or donation to attend or engage in amusement, from performances, concerts, movies, athletic contests and sports, exhibitions, contests, displays, or games. For a comprehensive list of definitions and requirements, please see Chapter 771:Amusement Places and Amusement Producers of the City Code and the PLI Rules and Regulations.
*Please note, each individual event or performance is required to obtain an Amusement Producer License.
1) PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
- See checklist below for quick list of requirements
- For more detailed info, Check out the Rules and Regulations
2) COMPLETE APPLICATION
- Download and complete the License Application, OR fill out an application online!
3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT
- Print out application and mail it along with required information, or bring it in person with all other required information, and Current Fee.
Check the cost of your license application fee here: Current Fee Schedule
Pay by credit card at the counter or online!
Make all checks or money orders payable to TREASURER – CITY OF PITTSBURGH
Please see main License page for credit card and echeck fees
4) FOR NEW APPLICANTS: New licenses will require an inspection before license can be issued.
Wondering how much your license costs?
All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule for new applications, renewals, and late fees.
A 60 day grace period begins when your license expires. A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 60 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All contractor and trade licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.
LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFO OR CLARIFICATION ON YOUR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS?
WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY?
A Certificate of Insurance showing general liability coverage for the applicant at the location where licensed activity will take place, and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder and additionally insured. The insurance expiration date must be at least 30-days after the date of licensed activity start date. If not, please provide a documentation from your insurer showing intent to extend coverage and list the expiration date as thirty-one (31)days after the licensed activity start date.