Commercial Electrical Permit

When Do I need a Commercial Electrical Permit?

Commercial electrical permits are required for electrical work performed for all structures other than single or two-family dwellings. See this link for work not requiring a permit.

How to Get a Commercial Electrical Permit

Third Party Information

 PLI Plan Review to begin 1/1/2018:
Beginning January 1, 2018, The City of Pittsburgh, Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections will resume Plan Review of drawings and applications for all Electrical Permits.  Third Party Agency plan review is not required, and the standard permit fees will be assessed (less a 15% discount for Third Party Agency Inspection.)*
TPA Plan Review accepted until 1/1/2018:
Any drawings submitted with Third Party Agency Approval will be accepted for permits at the discounted rated until 2/1/2018, at which time City of Pittsburgh Plan Review only will be accepted.*
*NOTE: Temporary measures requiring Third Party Agency inspections only on Electrical permits, are to remain at this time.

 Currently Plan Review and Inspections for Commercial Electrical Permits must be performed by an Approved Third Party Agency.


Commercial Electrical permits will be charged a flat fee of $40.00 per permit plus additional administrative fees that may apply. Please refer also to our current fee schedule.