Ordinance Administration

The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections administers the facade ordinance for the City of Pittsburgh. The provisions of the ordinance are provided in Chapter 1004 of the Pittsburgh City Code (PCC), and they adopt the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC) with specified changes. Here is a link to Chapter 1004 of the IPMC Adoption.

Buildings Requiring Inspection

All buildings and structures except Use Group R-3 shall be inspected by a licensed professional engineer or registered architect to determine the structural soundness of items covered in Sections 304.6, 304.8, 304.9, 304.10, and 304.11, and their reports shall bear their signature and seal. Inspections are required every fifth year after the date of the original inspection.