PLI: VENDOR LICENSE

Vendor Licenses

Any person wishing to sell goods in a stationary site, on foot, door-to-door, mobile food trucks and ticket resellers. This category also includes one day charity collections.

To ensure our department is able to answer your emails timely, please reply all to pliapptech@pittsburghpa.gov.  This will allow any available application technician, including the employee who answered your original inquiry, to answer your email and to assist you in further questions.

Additional Information

All business licenses expire a year from the date of issuance. Business license holders who allow their license to expire will be charged a late fee after the date of expiration, except for event-based and mobile licensees, including Transient Merchants, Tag (Charitable Solicitation) Day events, Amusement Producers, Non-Consensual Towing, Peddlers, Mobile Vehicle Vendors, and Ticket Resellers. 

All applications must be fully completed to be processed.  An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant. PLI will accept up to five applications with one check.  If PLI receives one check for more than five locations, all of your documents, applications and check(s) will be sent back to the Applicant. Applicants must reissue the appropriate checks according to this rule. 

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.

2018 Fee Schedule

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