The City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (“PLI”) will have all staff trainings on October 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2020. At that time, PLI's main phone line and online chat feature will not be operational. In addition, PLI will have limited plan review and inspection services on those dates. Thank you for patience and understanding.


Welcome to the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections LICENSING home page! 

Online Tools

NEW! Apply Online for:

  • PLI Permits
  • Trade, contractor and business licenses
  • Zoning applications

Select SEARCH ONESTOPPGH to browse a public database of PLI permits, licenses, and zoning applications

Click Here to visit OneStopPGH

For extra help with OneStopPGH, check out our step-by-step intructional videos.

For permits, licenses, zoning applications, and more!


Community Forum

Look up and track:

  • Property Maintenance Violations
  • PLI Permit Applications
  • Business Licenses
  • Zoning and Development Review Applications (Coming Soon!)

Click Here to visit BuildingEye!

If you need additonal help or have questions about BuildingEye, visit our BuildingEye FAQ page!



PA Unified Judicial System

Search court dockets and results of court cases within the magisterial district court system

Click Here to visit the site



Click Here to use the Fee Calculator

Calculate the cost of your permit fees, filing fees, amended permit fees, and more.

Click Here to visit the Certificate of Occupancy Search Page

Do you want to keep up with all of the improvements and features we make to our system?
If so, please sign up for our news letter here!


You can also view all of our past newsletters by visiting the link above


The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections issues licenses for the following activities:

Wondering how much your License will cost? All Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections fees change annually. Please consult the Current Fee Schedule below.

2020 Fee Schedule

Download the 2020 Fee Schedule





Note once a permit or license has been issued, refunds are not provided.


  • The Licensing Rules & Regulations take effect November 15th, 2018, and were updated April 15th, 2019 They provide a complete list of all new Licensing requirements: Click here to view them.
  • Thank you all who provided comments to the draft Licensing Rules & Regulations. Click here to view our responses to the comments provided.
  • All licenses expire 365 days from the date of issuance. Business license holders who allow their license to expire will be charged a late fee after the date of expiration, except for event-based and mobile licenses, including transient merchants, Tag Day, Amusement Producers, Non-consensual towing, peddlers, mobile vehicle vendors, and ticket resellers.
  • Be sure to double check your application before submitting! All applications must be fully completed to be processed. An incomplete application will be returned to the applicant.
  • PLI will accept up to five applications with one check. If PLI receives one check for more than five applications, all of the documents will be sent back to the applicant. Applicants must reissue the appropriate checks according to this rule.

HAVE A QUESTION FOR US? You can reach the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections at or 412-255-2175.