City of Pittsburgh PLI has issued 1,229 construction permits with value of more than $153 million

Despite the citywide shutdown the past two months during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI) has continued to process construction permits in advance of the gradual reopening of the city.

From mid March through the beginning of May PLI personnel, while tele-working from home, have issued 1,229 construction permits with a value of more than $153 million.

“I can’t say enough about the persistence of PLI workers, whose service during these troubled times is allowing us to hit the ground running with the resumption of construction in the city. They are key to making sure investments continue to happen across Pittsburgh,” Mayor William Peduto said.

In March, PLI issued 614 permits for $59,814,618 in construction value.

In April, PLI issued 428 permits for $74,624,816 in construction value.

As of May 12, 2020, PLI has issued 187 permits for $18,587,609 in construction value.

Permit applications are done through OneStopPGH. Last week PLI issued updated construction guidelines for use during the pandemic.

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Residents and business owners can now apply for, amend, and renew business, contractor and trade licenses online on OneStopPGH! Updates include email reminders letting you know when your license will expire, more predictable and uniform inspections, and continuing education requirements for trade license holders.Your patience is appreciated as we work to improve your customer experience, and work to increase compliance in the City of Pittsburgh.

The OneStopPGH website includes five videos explaining how to navigate OneStopPGH, how to create an account, how to apply for a license online, how to check your application status online, and how to amend or renew a license online.
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Source: City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections (PLI)