PLI Continues to Issue Construction Permits During Pandemic

PITTSBURGH, PA (May 12, 2020) Despite the citywide shutdown the past two months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) has continued to process construction permits in advance of the gradual reopening of the city. 

From mid March through the beginning of May PLI personnel, while tele-working from home, have issued 1,229 construction permits with a value of more than $153 million. 

“I can’t say enough about the persistence of PLI workers, whose service during these troubled times is allowing us to hit the ground running with the resumption of construction in the city. They are key to making sure investments continue to happen across Pittsburgh,” Mayor William Peduto said. 

In March PLI issued 614 permits, in April 428 and to-date in May 187. The construction value of the permits was $59,814,618 in March, $74,624,816 in April and $18,587,609. 

Permit applications are done through OneStopPGH. Last week PLI issued updated construction guidelines for use during the pandemic. 



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Timothy McNulty
Communications Director
Mayor's Office