Street Naming and Address Request

Street Address Assignment

How To Obtain a New Street Address or Change of Address:

Before any type of permit application can be reviewed/issued in the City of Pittsburgh, an address must be obtained from the City Planning, GIS Division .

  1. Application are available at the Department office located at 200 Ross St, 4th Floor. A scaled survey/plot plan that includes linear feet of lot and location of entrance is required. Street Address Application
  2. GIS assigns street address and inform relevant City of Pittsburgh departments, Allegheny County departments, & the United States Postal Service approximately two weeks after this fully completed application has been received & all required documents are provided


Address Assignment Information:

  • Addresses are issued based upon survey information.
  • Dependent upon the type of project, the address assignment may take anywhere from one day to two weeks.
  • Review Criteria:
    • Determination of how the particular lot fits in with the entire block sequence.
    • Formula: One address per 11 linear feet, or closest number of feet to 11 if insufficient footage available.
    • The site is field checked for any discrepancies.
    • Address assignment sent to Post Office and 911 Communications.

City Planning – GIS Division
200 Ross St – 4th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 255-2216
Fax: (412) 255-2838