TOWING LICENSE

Limited Towing License

In order for the owner or operator of a non-residential parking place/lot to remove or have a vehicle removed from the parking place lot, the City of Pittsburgh requires the person to obtain an annual limited towing license. The requirement does not apply to abandoned vehicles. Inspections are completed to insure that the parking place/lot meet applicable PennDOT Signage Regulations, and that the name and contact info of the towing company are prominently displayed. 

For more information on the requirements and restrictions of a limited towing license, see Chapter 763, section 12 of the City Code and the PLI Rules and Regulations.

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?
  • 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.