Who Is Required To Become A Registered Contractor:
engaged in any activity regulated by the building code (2006 International Building Code and 2006 Residential Code) of all specific
disciplines must obtain a General Contractor's Registration before
The owner/occupier of a one- or two-family dwelling performing work
on said dwelling is not required to be registered.
To Obtain A General Contractor's License:
Person: Go to the City Licensing and Permits Office, 200
Ross Street. Click here
to view a map.
Mail: Download the License Application .
You will need the Adobe
Acrobat Reader to view or print the form.
downloaded, print the application, fill it out completely, and mail
it and all other relevant materials listed under "What To
Bring With You" and "Fee" below to:
Make all checks and money orders payable to Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh.
Bring With You:
for a General Contractor's Registration in person, you must bring
the following materials with you, or your application cannot be
- Proof of registration for all applicable City taxes (i.e., City Tax ID Number). This number can be obtained through the City Finance Department and appears on your City of Pittsburgh Business Tax return. You may apply for this in Room 207 of the City-County Building.
- The name
of the licensee (your name), proof of identification, and any
other name under which your business is to be conducted.
- The address
of the business you are licensing.
- Proof that
you are 18 years of age or older.
- A current
certificate issued by your insurance company. The certificate
must name the City of Pittsburgh (as shown above) as the certificate
holder. The certificate must show the following coverage:
Insurance with a minimum coverage of $300,000.00;
Compensation insurance as required by state law. If
you are not required to carry Workers Compensation insurance,
you must complete an affidavit
of exemption (provided by this office).
See the License Fee Table.