OFFICE: (412) 766-7453
FAX: (412) 766-5930
Code & Zoning Officer/Fire Marshal:
Jeff Wissner X-2501
Asst Code Officer:
Teri Howells-Godkin X-2316
Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU)
343 Eicher Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Allegheny County Plumbing Section
3901 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Commercial Plan Review Requirements:
Residential (1&2 Family Homes) Plan Review Requirements:
Sample List of Fire Code Violations for Multifamily Dwellings:
Office of Code Enforcement &
The Bellevue Code Office is responsible for handling all property (residential and commercial) matters, including:
Code and ordinance inspections
Other issues related to properties and maintenance
The Borough has adopted the 2015 ICC codes per Ordinance 18-09. To access the International Code Council (ICC) web site - Click here. The International Property Maintenance Code governs the conditions and maintenance of property and buildings in the Borough. In addition, the International Building Code governs all new construction, additions, and renovations.
Prior to occupying any building or structure, an occupancy permit shall be obtained from our code office. It is illegal to occupy any building or structure without a current occupancy permit. If unsure as to whether or not an occupancy permit was ever issued for a building or structure, contact our office for assistance.
Any repair, alteration, change of occupancy, addition or relocation of an existing building shall comply with the International Existing Building Code.
Anyone who intends to repair, add to, alter, relocate, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or alter, remove, convert, or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system shall first obtain a permit from the code office. If unsure as to whether or not a permit is required, contact our office for assistance.
Building/Zoning permits are required for, but not limited to:
Enlarging a window or door size
Pools, Garages, Sheds, Fences, Patios
Adding electrical circuits or panels
Decks or Porches over 30 inches in height
Sidewalks, Driveways, and curb cuts
Notable Borough Ordinances:
Requirements for selling your house
Permits, Applications and Forms