Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
City of Pittsburgh Licenses

Pittsburgh Licensing News 


Approved Vacant Vending Sites


The City of Pittsburgh now maintains a list of approved fixed vending locations available for Stationary Vendors.  Click the link above to view the list and learn about nominating new vending locations or becoming a licensed Stationary Vendor.


Now Accepting Food Truck Applications!


Consult the application checklist for required documents prior to submittal.  Mail in or bring completed applications to the Licensing Counter with your payment in the form of a check or money order.  Call 412.255.2858 with any questions.



The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections issues many types of licenses. We have divided our licensing program into three broad categories:

  • Amusement
  • Trades
  • Business

Identify and click the type of license you require from the menus on the left of this screen.

Applying for a License

Although we hope to offer online applications for some of our licenses in the future, we currently require all license applicants to fill out the paper application, and mail it, or hand deliver it, to:

Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
200 Ross Street. Third Floor, Room 320
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

All licensing is guided by the City of Pittsburgh Municipal Code

Thanks for your interest in doing business within the City!

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

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