PERMITS, LICENSES, & INSPECTIONS

Rental Registration

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Per a Case Management Order issued by Judge James PLI is not currently accepting Rental Registration applications. PLI will not intake applications until this stay is lifted. Click here to view the issued Case Management Order.

 

 

The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI) will enforce the Rental Registration Ordinance beginning May 29, 2022. The Rental Registration Rules and Regulations have been updated to provide requirements on applications, fees, and inspections. Buildings or portions of buildings built prior to 1978 will be subject to a lead dust wipe inspection as required by the Lead Safety Ordinance. PLI will provide additional guidance and trainings on how to submit a rental registration for applicants in the upcoming months. Click here to sign up for PLI's newsletter to receive Rental Registration program updates.

 

NOTE: Rental Registration takes effect on May 29, 2022.

Rental Registration Fee Calculator

Pittsburgh City Council adopted new Rental Registration fees in November 2021. The new fee includes a $16 application fee, and $5.50 per parcel fee plus $14 per unit fee to cover travel and inspection costs. PLI’s 2022 Fee Schedule can be viewed here. Units that are not subject to inspection per the Ordinance will only pay the application fee to remain on the annual Rental Registry until they are up for inspection again. Structures or portions of structures built prior to 1978 will also be subject to a lead dust wipe inspection as required under the new Lead Safety Ordinance. Use the calculator below to calculate your rental registration fee in year one of the Rental Registration program: 


 

 

Owner-occupied units are exempt from the Rental Registration program.  
 
Affordable Housing Properties are exempt from the Annual Rental Registration Permit Fee, but are subject to registration and inspection.  Any Affordable Hosuing Properties registering for the Rental Registration, must submit this form.
 
Structures or portions of structures built prior to 1978 may be exempt from lead inspections and fees where the rental registration applicant provides a report prepared by a professional who is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (PA L&I) as a lead risk assessor that the building, or relevant portion thereof, contains no lead-based paint hazards.

 

Applications:

Applications for Rental Registration will be accepted through the OneStopPGH portal. PLI will begin to accept Rental Registration applications on May 2, 2022. Applications received prior to the May 29, 2022 enforcement start date will have registration term beginning May 29, 2022. PLI expects all current rental units to be registered by December 31, 2022.  

Rental registration applications will be processed within 5-business days after the date of submission to PLI through the OneStopPGH portal. For more information about PLI's submission procedures, visit our bulletin on Temporary Procedures Until Move to 412 Blvd of the Allies.

Rental Registrations are valid for one year and must be renewed annually. Renewals may be submitted 45-days prior to the registration’s expiration date. PLI will send email or mail correspondence to registrants letting them know when it’s time to renew.

Applications will require submission of a valid Certificate of Occupancy for the rental location. This is not required for single-family homes. Please use PLI’s search tool for a copy of your Certificate of Occupancy. If you do not have a current, valid certificate of occupancy, you must obtain one prior to application. See this page for more information on Certificates of Occupancy.

For buildings or portions of buildings built before 1978, applicants may submit a report prepared by a professional certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (PA L&I) as a lead risk assessor that the building, or relevant portion thereof, contains no lead-based paint hazards for PLI’s review. A valid and accepted report will result in exemption from the lead safety inspection and fee.

Please view the Rental Registration Rules and Regulations for full application requirements. 

 

Inspection Process:

Following issuance of a registration, owners and responsible agents will be required to schedule an inspection with PLI. Inspections will be requested through the OneStopPGH customer portal. More information on how to schedule an inspection will be added in the upcoming weeks. Please see PLI’s Rental Registration Inspection Checklist for more detail on the requirements of the property maintenance code.  
 
Structures or portions of structures built prior to 1978 will also be subject to a lead dust wipe inspection, unless a valid report from a PA licensed risk assessor is accepted by PLI.

 

Good Landlord Academy:

Per City Code, the Good Landlord Academy provides an overview of good landlord practices. PLI will provide more information about this program in Winter 2022. The training will include information on several topics, including:

  •     Obtaining Construction Permits
  •     Overview of the property maintenance code
  •     Lead Paint Hazards and Inspections
  •     City environmental services, street maintenance, refuse & recycling
  •     Public Safety, EMS, Police and Fire resources
  •     Fair Housing 101
  •     311 Complaint Process

 

More Information:

This page will be updated periodically to provide more information. Click here to sign up for PLI's newsletter to receive Rental Registration program updates.

 

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