Anyone who welds or uses welding torches on or for a structure (except those who shop weld exclusively) must obtain a license from the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections. The license will specify the type of welding for which issued.
How to Get a Welder's License
1) Download and complete the License Application.
2) Print the application, fill it out completely, and mail it, or bring it in person, with all other Additional Information and Current Fee.
- Consult the Current Fee Schedule.
3) Make all checks payable to Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh.
Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
200 Ross Street Room 320
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule below:
2018 Fee Schedule
The permit and license fees for the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections undergo periodic adjustments.
Please consult the current year Fee Schedule.
Note once a permit or license has been issued, refunds are not provided.
- Proof of identification and age. Must be at least 18 years old.
- Ability to read and speak the English language.
- Test certifications meeting American Welding Society standards within two years of application.
- Evidence of employment as welder within 90 days of the commencement of intended work or during the 90 days subsequent to your qualification test.
- Check or money order made payable to Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh for License Fee.