Allegheny County Building Department

Find Allegheny County Pennsylvania building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Allegheny County Planning Department 501 Grant Street Pittsburgh PA 15219 412-350-4350


Clairton Permits and Zoning 551 Ravensburg Boulevard Clairton PA 15025 412-233-8113

Collier Township Zoning 2418 Hilltop Road Presto PA 15142 412-279-9998

Fawn Township Zoning 3054 Howes Run Road Tarentum PA 15084 724-226-0008

McCandless Township Permits 418 Arcadia Drive Pittsburgh PA 15237 412-366-4020

Pittsburgh City Planning Department 200 Ross Street Pittsburgh PA 15219 412-255-2200

Pittsburgh Permits 232 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh PA 15222 412-560-2500

Pittsburgh Zoning 200 Ross Street Pittsburgh PA 15219 412-255-2246

West Mifflin Building Department 3000 Lebanon Church Road West Mifflin PA 15122 412-466-8174

West View Building Department 441 Perry Highway West View PA 15229 412-931-2800

About the Allegheny County Building Department

Building Departments in Allegheny County, PA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Allegheny County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Allegheny County, Pennsylvania building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Allegheny County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Allegheny County, PA zoning laws and requirements
Allegheny County Public Property Records

The Department of Buildings makes public records available upon request including building and property records, construction permits, inspection reports and logs, violations, complains and zoning ordinances.

Building Code Enforcement

Allegheny County Building Departments create and enforce building, planning and zoning regulations. The DOB enforces these codes through inspections and levies fines and fees for buildings that are not in compliance with local law. The Office also provides training and certification for building inspectors who enforce local law through building inspections.

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Building & Construction Permits

Building Departments in Allegheny County are tasked with enforcing local building codes as well as any zoning and planning standards required by state laws and statutes. The Department reviews construction and design plans prior to construction and awards permits to legal construction projects. Allegheny County building inspectors ensure construction and buildings are in compliance of building code before, during and after construction has been completed. Building Departments also inspect new construction prior to occupancy is permitted and award certificates of occupancy to buildings that meet requirements.

Building Safety & Maintenance

Allegheny County Building Departments routinely inspect buildings and structures in Pennsylvania to ensure they are in compliance of local code and safe for occupancy. The Department inspects buildings after damage due to fire, natural disaster or whenever damage may render a structure unsafe to occupy. If a building is determined unsafe for occupancy, inspectors have the authority to condemn buildings until improvements are made.