PERMIT INSPECTIONS

Permit Inspections

Construction Inspector Contact Information

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Valid Trade License

Please note that a valid trade license, including maintenance of insurance, shall be maintained for the entire duration of a permit.  Failure to comply will result in suspension of PLI Inspection services and may result in permit revocation and/or suspension and/or revocation of license. 

Required Inspections

All PLI permits require inspections – including occupancy and occupant load placard permits.  These Inspections are required:

  • Pre-Inspection: building, mechanical, electric, fire alarm, suppression system, demolition and land operations permits
  • Framing : building
  • Rough: mechanical, electric, fire alarm, suppression system, plumbing (performed by Allegheny County Health Department)
  • Void : demolition
  • Final : all permits

These additional inspections may be required, depending on the scope of work and permit type:

  • Footing and foundation: building
  • Concrete slab and under-floor: building
  • Underground: mechanical, electric, suppression system, energy/insulation, plumbing (performed by Allegheny County Health Department)
  • Lowest floor elevation: building (in flood hazard areas)
  • : accessibility (blocking) and energy (insulation)
  • Wall covering interior and/or exterior: building
  • Fire and smoke-resistant penetrations: building
  • : accessibility
  • Final Energy: building, mechanical and electrical

Note – the OneStopPGH customer portal will identify all required inspections and will provide a comprehensive history/summary of all inspections performed for each permit.  Permits issued prior to the launch of the OneStopPGH will only document inspections performed within the OneStopPGH system.

COMING SOON: inspection checklists for each permit type, structure type, work type and work scope.

Inspection Sequencing

Approval from the Inspector is required to:

  • Cover or conceal work performed.
    • Building Wall covering inspections will require passed rough inspections for all associated sub-permits (mechanical, electrical, fire alarm and suppression system) and additional inspections (accessibility and energy)
  • Perform work beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection.

Requesting Inspections

It is the permit holder’s responsibility to:

  • To schedule appropriate inspections with the assigned Inspector through the OneStopPGH portal or by contacting the assigned Inspector(s) directly.Please see this list of currently assigned Inspectors.
  • Provide access to and means for performing inspections as required by the building code.

Business Practices:

  • PLI does not offer same day inspections.
  • Performed inspections will be limited solely to the inspections on the permit(s) you request.
  • Additional inspections requested in the field will not be performed – they will be scheduled for a later date.
  • Off-hour Inspections:
    • PLI provides after hours, holiday, and weekend inspections to accommodate customers.
    • This requires a minimum of 2 business days – see the “off-hour inspections policy“ for additional information and the “off-hour inspection application”.
    • These services can be requested through the OneStopPGH portal or counter.

Final Inspections

  • Submission of all close-out documents (special inspection reports, statement of compliance, test certificates and record of completion) is required.Failure to provide these documents will result in a failed inspection.
  • Building permit final will require final inspections of all associated sub-permits (mechanical, electrical, fire alarm and suppression system) and additional inspections (accessibility and energy).

NOTE: FAILURE TO CALL FOR A FINAL INSPECTION MAY RESULT IN REVOCATION OF THE PERMIT.

Permit Completion

Please see permit completion for requirements for a permit to be completed.