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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 the suspension of PLI Inspection services and may result in permit revocation and/or suspension and/or revocation of license.
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)
- Rough: accessibility (blocking) and energy (insulation)
- Wallcovering interior and/or exterior: building
- Fire and smoke-resistant penetrations: building
- Final: 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.
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.
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.
- Please see the following guide which explains account permissions within OneStopPGH including who can and cannot request inspections.
- Provide access to and means for performing inspections as required by the building code.
- 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 and weekend inspections to accommodate customers.
- This requires a minimum of 2 business days – see the “off-hour inspections policy“ for additional information.
- These services can be requested through the OneStopPGH portal or counter. Please see the following guide which explains account permissions within OneStopPGH including who can and cannot request 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.
Please see permit completion for requirements for a permit to be completed.