New info on permits, inspections, requests as construction set to begin

PITTSBURGH — With construction projects set to resume according to rules issued by Gov. Wolf, the City of Pittsburgh is issuing new guidance ahead of Friday.

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For permit holders and applicants to safely get back to their projects, the Deparments of Mobility and Infrastructure and Permits, Licenses and Inspections have some new rules:

For work in the public right-of-way (ROW):

  • All permit holders who suspended work must submit adjusted dates prior to resuming construction by contacting with the permit number and anticipated restart date.
  • Applications for new permits for construction in the right-of-way can be found online at
  • Right-of-way permits will join OneStopPGH on May 11. To assist in the transition to the new permit system, all permit applications received after May 6th OR with a planned start date later than May 24th will be processed in OneStopPGH. OneStopPGH will utilize the City Council-approved 2020 ROW Fee Schedule.
  • Enforcement of “No Parking” signs is limited given the ongoing COVID-19 health emergency. Applicants utilizing authorized “No Parking” signs should review additional guidelines online during continued stay-at-home orders.

For permits for buildings and structures:

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