City of Pittsburgh Permits

Community and Governmental Relations is the designated University administrative unit to process departmental requests for various city permits to the appropriate governmental entity. We have developed a standard procedure to be followed by all units seeking these permits. Please give careful consideration to the need for, and extent of, your request as requests are granted only for appropriate purposes. There have been recent updates to our policies and procedures. Please see this memo for full details and contact Tami Hirth at 412-624-7708 with any questions.

Street Closure Permit

City of Pittsburgh Permit Fee: $125+ 

Billing: Please provide your departmental account number for billing purposes.

Deadline: For events with attendance less than 5,000, please submit all requests at least 35 days prior to the requested closure. For any event with expected attendance of more than 5,000, please submit requests 120 days prior to the requested closure.

Approvals: Requests will be reviewed internally prior to submission to the City of Pittsburgh. Following submission to the city, CGR will provide updates to the requesting department on approval status.

Parking Space/Meter Permit

Pittsburgh Parking Authority Permit Fee: $30 per parking space per day

Billing: Please provide your departmental account number for billing purposes.

Deadline: Please submit all requests  at least 35 days prior to the date(s) need.

Approvals: Requests will be reviewed internally prior to submission to the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. Following submission to the PPA, CGR will provide updates to the requesting department on approval status.

Field Permits

City of Pittsburgh Permit Fee: Varies by request

Billing: Please provide your departmental account number for billing purposes.

Deadline: Please submit your request at least 30 days prior to the date(s) needed.

Approvals: Requests will be reviewed internally prior to submission to the City of Pittsburgh. Following submission to the city, CGR will provide updates to the requesting department on approval status.

Encroachment/Machinery/Lane Variance Permits

City of Pittsburgh Permit Fee: Varies by request

Billing: Please provide your departmental account number for billing purposes.

Deadline: Please submit your request at least 30 days prior to the date(s) needed.

Approvals: Requests will be reviewed internally prior to submission to the City of Pittsburgh. Following submission to the city, CGR will provide updates to the requesting department on approval status.

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