Start Your Business

Let's Get Started

  • Download the Registration Form.
  • Complete and sign the form and then email it to
  • Allow up to three business days to be notified of the status of your registration. Your business is NOT registered until you receive a verification letter from the Department of Finance.

  • Interested in learning and getting notifications about City of Pittsburgh’s bid opportunities? Sign-up for Beacon to get notifications about upcoming procurement opportunities.
  • The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections issues the following Business Licenses:
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Junk Dealer
    • Parking Lot
    • Pawnbroker
    • Secondhand Dealer
    • Solicitation (Tag Day)
    • Towing
    • Trade Fair
    • Transient Merchant
    • Vendor (Includes peddler and ticket reselling)

Visit the Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections for more information.

Learn more about how to start your business in Pennsylvania through the PA Small Business Development Center.