Registered Third Party Agencies
Limited UCC Third Party Agency Services
The City of Pittsburgh, Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections currently utilizes approved Third Party Agencies for the following:
- Temporary inspection of Commercial Electrical Permits and Residential Electrical Permits.
- Third party agency inspections will be required to complete any existing permits that were issued requiring TPA inspections.
See below for additional information regarding processes for each of these. It is the responsibility of the permit holder to engage an Registered TPA and provide documentation of compliance to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.
Due to the temporary shortage of electrical inspectors, the City of Pittsburgh, Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections is requiring the following immediate procedures on new and existing electrical permits. These measures are temporary, and will be repealed or amended as necessary.
All new electrical permits will be required to be inspected by a Third Party Agency Registered with the City of Pittsburgh.
Electrical Contractors will receive additional documents when the permit is issued:
- A letter of Temporary Procedures for TPA Electrical Inspections.
- List of Currently Registered TPA’s.
- Application for Third Party Agency Inspection form.
- Inspection Report and Compliance Statement form.
- The permit fee will be discounted for new permit applications.
Instructions for TPA Inspections
- The Application for Third Party Agency Inspection form must be submitted to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections TPA Coordinator for approval prior to inspections being performed.
- Copies of the valid permit, along with any approved drawings, must be located on the jobsite and made available for review to the TPA performing the inspection.
- Inspections shall be performed by the TPA as necessary throughout construction to verify compliance with the approved drawings and requirements of the Uniform Construction Code with City of Pittsburgh amendments.
- All inspections (including temp service, rough, final, partial, etc.) must be recorded by the TPA on the job site inspection card, and on the Inspection Report and Compliance Statement form.
- Notification of failed inspections shall be made immediately to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.
- It is the responsibility of the TPA Inspector to provide required notification to utility companies as may be necessary.
- Upon passing final inspection, the TPA must send the completed Inspection Report and Compliance Statement form to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections TPA Coordinator.
- Failure to submit required forms will result in revocation of permits and denial of Final Occupancy.
General TPA Notifications
- PLI to resume plan review for fire permits - November 15, 2017
- Update to Third Party Agency Services - June 27, 2016