PARKING LOT LICENSE

Parking Lot License

The City of Pittsburgh requires a Parking Lot License for anyone who conducts any commercial parking place or lot. Please see Chapter 763 of the City Code and the PLI Licensing Rules and Regulations.

 

The following revenue generating commercial parking lots are exempt from the Parking Lot License:

1. Any parking garage or place that is provided or leased exclusively to occupants of a residence, or parking garage or place where at least 80% of spaces are provided to residents on the same or other premises for use only in connection to the residence.

2. Parking place or garage that is provided exclusively for guests or tenants of a hotel, tourist court, or trailer park. 

3. Parking by an employee for a fee in a parking lot owned or operated by or for his or her employer at the employee's regular place of business (PCC 763.04).

APPLICATION PROCESS

1) PREPARE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

2) COMPLETE APPLICATION 

3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTS AND PAYMENT

  • Print out application and mail it along with required information, or bring it in person with all other required information, and Current Fee. 
  • Check the cost of your license application fee here: Current Fee Schedule
  • Pay by credit card at the counter or online!
  • Make all checks or money orders payable to TREASURER – CITY OF PITTSBURGH. Please see main License page for credit card and echeck fees

4) FOR NEW APPLICANTS: New licenses will require an inspection before license can be issued.  

Wondering how much your license costs? 

 All Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections fees change annually. Consult the Current Fee Schedule  for new applications, renewals, and late fees.  

Late Fees 

A late fee will be charged the day after your license expires. If your license is not renewed within 30 days of expiration, it is considered lapsed and closed. All business licenses expire a year from the date of issuance.

RESOURCES

  • LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL INFO OR CLARIFICATION ON YOUR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS?
  • WHERE CAN I FIND MY CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY?
  • HOW DO I GET A TAX CERFICATION LETTER?   
  • INSURANCE INFO
    • 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.  
    • Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections Workers' Compensation Exemption Affidavit.