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.

Fee Schedule

Download the 2020 Fee Schedule





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


  • Effective November 15th, 2018, PLI adopted the Licensing Rules & Regulations. (Updated May 29th, 2022)
  • 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. License holders who allow their license to expire will be charged a late fee after the date of expiration. Late fee grace periods are provided for all trade and contractor licenses. Please see the links above for more information on your license type and late fees.

HAVE A QUESTION FOR US? You can reach the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections at or 412-255-2175. PLI staff are also available via live chat on the OneStopPGH website from 8:00AM-3:00PM, Monday through Friday.