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 the “Property Maintenance Code” of the City of Pittsburgh as amendments 1004.01–1004.02 of the City Building Code, which reference the 2015 International Property Maintenance Code. Here is a PDF summary of the Property Maintenance Code (Amendments 1004.01–1004.02).

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.