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  • Download the Registration Form.
  • Complete and sign the form and then email it to
  • Allow up to three business days to be notified of the status of your registration. Your business is NOT registered until you receive a verification letter from the Department of Finance.


  • Download and save the New Business Registration form.
  • Complete, print, and mail the form to:
    City of Pittsburgh
    414 Grant Street RM 207
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219-2476


  • Register your business by coming into the Department of Finance.
  • Please call 412-255-2543 for any questions regarding the application form and/or to have the registration form mailed to you.


  • Interested in learning and getting notifications about City of Pittsburgh’s bid opportunities? Sign-up for Beacon to get notifications about upcoming procurement opportunities.


  • Connecting entrepreneurs to business resources. Learn more about Pittsburgh’s accelerators and incubators, funding opportunities, tax credits, and local events.


  • The Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections issues the following Business Licenses:
    • Bed and Breakfast
    • Junk Dealer
    • Parking Lot
    • Pawnbroker
    • Secondhand Dealer
    • Solicitation (Tag Day)
    • Towing
    • Trade Fair
    • Transient Merchant
    • Vendor (Includes peddler and ticket reselling)

Visit the Department of Permits, Licenses & Inspections for more information.

Learn more about how to start your business in Pennsylvania through the PA Small Business Development Center.