*Effective October 25, 2017, the fees collected for the Pennsylvania code official training fund (SEFT fees) have increased from $4.00 to $4.50. Governor Wolf signed Act 37 of 2017 authorizing the increase of fees collected by municipalities administering and enforcing construction or building permits in accordance with the Pennsylvania Construction Code Act.

The City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) will begin collecting the new $4.50 effective November 20, 2017 for all new permits. Permits pending and not issued as of November 20, 2017 will be assessed the additional 50 cents fee. Permits entered and issued by PLI between October 25, 2017 and November 20, 2017 will not be subject to the 50 cents increase.

The permit and license fees for the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections undergo periodic adjustments.

Please consult the current year Fee Schedule.

2017 Fee Schedule

Note: once a permit or license has been issued, refunds are not provided.

The Zoning Department requires a $30 filing fee for most permit types.

  • This fee will now be collected at the Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections.  

Please contact the Zoning Department at 412-255-2241 for further information.


  • For questions on permit status, licensing status, occupancy request/ copies, code violations, specific property related question, ONBASE documents; please contact our file room staff members via email at: plirecords@pittsburghpa.gov or phone at: 412-255-2175.
  • For questions on permit requirements, permit applications, inspections holds, NSF check on active records, license applications or new license inspection; please contact our Application Technicians at pliapptech@pittsburghpa.gov or 412-255-2175.
  • For questions regarding City Funded demolitions or condemnations, contact our demolition division at 412.255.8876.
  • For “Right to Know” request information or community outreach please contact Julie Reiland: julianne.reiland@pittsburghpa.gov