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Pittsburgh launches new Rental Registration Program

March 4, 2022

On March 1, 2022, the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections (PLI) announced the implementation plan for the City of Pittsburgh’s Rental Registration program. The program will allow city officials to inspect and ensure that rental properties meet the minimum standards for safe living conditions. Rental registration fees are paid by property owners and inspections on rental units will occur at least once every five years. The program is set to begin on May 29, 2022 and current rental units will have until December 31, 2022 to register

On January 18, 2022, the Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections updated the Rental Registration Rules and Regulations to provide clarity and add details related to the Lead Safety Ordinance. New fees include a $16 application fee, a $5.50 per parcel fee, and a $14 per unit fee to cover travel and inspection costs. Units that are not subject to inspection in a given year will only pay the application fee to remain on the annual Rental Registry until they are up for inspection again. Structures or portions of structures built prior to 1978 will also be subject to a lead dust wipe inspection and fee as required under the new Lead Safety Ordinance.

PLI will provide additional information about the Rental Registration program application and inspection process. Trainings will be held for applicants to learn how to create an account in the OneStopPGH customer portal and how to submit a rental registration online in April 2022. Rothman Gordon will monitor and share when more information is available.


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