Guide to Doing Business in Pittsburgh

Use this guide to navigate the process of getting your business up and running in Pittsburgh.


Writing Your Business Plan

Starting a new business and need help writing your business plan? Reach out to one of these free or low-cost providers for assistance.

Register Your Business with the City


Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI)

If you plan on doing construction, need a code inspection, or need a contractor, business, or vendor license, you will need to contact the City Department of Permits, Licences, and Inspections (PLI).


City Planning

If you have questions about zoning, community development, public art, or hearing notices, reach out to City Planning.


Workforce Development

Are you looking to hire? Are you seeking a specific skill set? Reach out to one of these workforce development providers to learn more.

State Reporting