Demolition Dumpster Permit

How to Obtain a Dumpster Permit

Prior to the use or obstruction of any public right-of-way by dumpsters, barricades, equipment or material scaffolding, a permit must be obtained from the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works.

  1.  Apply for a Demolition Dumpster at the Department of Public Works (DPW) Permit Counter located at 611 Second Avenue.
  2. Applicant submits the application with an associated fee and approval is obtained over the counter.
    • $25.00 per week - Residential
    • $375.00 per year - Commercial
    • $100.00 per month – Commercial

Helpful Information

  • A Demolition Permit must be obtained prior to the removal or demolition of any building, structure, or part thereof.
  • Information regarding Demolition Regulations, Demolition Permit Application, and Asbestos Abatement Form can be obtained at the Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections (PLI) located at 200 Ross Street, Third Floor.

Public Works Permits Office
611 Second Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 255-2370
Fax: (412) 255-2728