Films & Events Permitting

The Office of Special Events is the official event and film production permitting office for the City of Pittsburgh.


PLEASE NOTE:  In response to the ongoing nationwide outbreak of COVID-19, a State of Emergency has been declared in the City of Pittsburgh. Measures may include cancelling or limiting large gatherings, and cancelling or limiting events or gatherings that require City permits.

Office of Special Events Hours:
8:00am-4:45pm EST Monday- Friday

To support the city’s rapidly growing event & film industry, the Office of Special Events has streamlined the permitting process for event organizers and film producers with the launch of our new online application software: EventApp Pittsburgh and FilmApp Pittsburgh.  In addition to streamlining the permitting process for events & film projects in the City of Pittsburgh, the Office of Special Events will also be responsible for the following:

  • Issuing permits to events and productions filming on public property in the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Facilitating communication between event organizers and producers and city departments and authorities.
  • Handling cost recovery efforts for City services related to event & film needs.
  • Handling permitting for block-parties and community festivals in addition to special events and films.
  • Producing a wide array of in-house events that are either free or low-cost to the general public.

To get started click "EventApp Overview" or "FilmApp Overview" from the right menu.

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