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LICENSING PROCESS OVERVIEW

Licensing Process Overview

A telecommunications provider, or a party that seeks to provide telecommunications services in the City's Rights of Way must obtain a license to do so. Each applicant must provide the following information:

  • Completed Telecommunications License Application
  • Evidence of current, valid General Liability Insurance
    • Indemnifying the City.
  • Bond Amount to be determined by the scope of work for which the License is being applied.
  • "D" size paper CAD detailed drawings (24 inches by 36 inches).

Where and when:

All information and documents should be forwarded to the following address:

City of Pittsburgh)
Department of Public Works
City-County Building, Room 301
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

How to pay:

  • A check drawn in the name of the applicant (not a contractor or subcontractor) should be made payable to "Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh."
  • All checks should be sent to the The Innovation & Performance Department address:
City of Pittsburgh)
Department of Public Works
City-County Building, Room 301
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

How long will it take:

  • If all requested items have been included, application review should take no more than approximately two weeks.
  • Applicants may telephone 412-255-2152 to inquire about the status of a licensing application.

Required Inspections:

  • Who is required - A telecommunications provider, or a party that seeks to provide telecommunications services in the City's Rights of Way.
  • When to call - Before, during, and after completion of construction.

Please telephone 412-255-8850 during Public Works business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday for more information.