Parking Lot License
Anyone who conducts any commercial parking place must obtain a license from the License Officer for each parking place from the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections.
How to Obtain a Parking Lot 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.
- For a complete and detailed list of all requirements, please consult the Rules and Regulations.
- A Certificate of Occupancy to legally use the property as a parking lot. You can search for your current Certificate of Occupancy here. New certificates can be obtained through the Department of Zoning and Development.
- A valid government identification. You must be 18 years or older.
- 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.
- Worker’s Compensation Insurance: A Certificate of Insurance showing Worker's Compensation coverage for the applicant business and listing the City of Pittsburgh as the certificate holder. If the business does not have any employees, then upload a notarized statement attesting that there are no employees.
- For open lots (rather than buildings), a sketch or plot showing every possible detail of the lot.
- For closed (building) lots, a sketch or plot showing every possible detail of the building, and a written description of the number of uniformed security you will be using.
- Proof of full payment of the parking tax ID number
- City of Pittsburgh Tax Compliance: A letter or notice from the Department of Finance providing a tax ID to any legal entity in the City of Pittsburgh doing business. The Tax Compliance letter states that the applicant legal entity is current and in compliance with all applicable tax obligations to the City of Pittsburgh. The tax compliance letter must have been generated within the past twelve months to be accepted by PLI.
All Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections fees change annually. Please 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.