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FILMS & EVENTS PERMITTING

Films & Events Permitting

The Office of Special Events is the official event and film production permitting office for the City of Pittsburgh.

Office of Special Events Hours:
8:00am-4:45pm EST Monday- Friday
412-255-2493

To support the city’s rapidly growing event & film industry, the Office of Special Events has streamlined the permitting process for event organizers and film producers with the launch of our new online application software: EventApp Pittsburgh and FilmApp Pittsburgh.  In addition to streamlining the permitting process for events & film projects in the City of Pittsburgh, the Office of Special Events will also be responsible for the following:

  • Issuing permits to events and productions filming on public property in the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Facilitating communication between event organizers and producers and city departments and authorities.
  • Handling cost recovery efforts for City services related to event & film needs.
  • Handling permitting for block-parties and community festivals in addition to special events and films.
  • Producing a wide array of in-house events that are either free or low-cost to the general public.

To get started on the permit process, please select from the tabs above.