Film & Event Permitting

The Office of Film & Event Management is the official event and film production permitting office for the City of Pittsburgh.

Office of Film & Event Management Hours:
8:00am - 4:45pm EST Monday- Friday

Please note:  Staff works a hybrid schedule.  Preferred method of contact is email at  


To support the city’s rapidly growing event & film industry, the Office of Film & Event Management has streamlined the permitting process for event organizers and film producers with the launch of our new online application software: EventApp Pittsburgh and FilmApp Pittsburgh.  In addition to streamlining the permitting process for events & film projects in the City of Pittsburgh, the Office of Film & Event Management will also be responsible for the following:

  • Issuing permits to events and productions filming on public property in the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Facilitating communication between event organizers and producers and city departments and authorities.
  • Handling cost recovery efforts for City services related to event & film needs.
  • Handling permitting for block-parties and community festivals in addition to special events and films.
  • Producing a wide array of in-house events that are either free or low-cost to the general public.

To get started click "EventApp Overview" or "FilmApp Overview" from the right menu.