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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



Building Inspection Underwriters (BIU)

343 Eicher Rd

Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Office: 412-766-2565

Fax: 412-766-2711

Web Site

Allegheny County Plumbing Section

Building 5

3901 Penn Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Office: 412-578-8385

Fax: 412-578-8053

Web Site


Plan Review Requirements:


  • Residential (1&2 Family Homes)          Click Here



Sample List of Code Violations: 


  • Multifamily Dwellings​​         Click Here

Office of Code Enforcement &

Fire Marshal

The Bellevue Code Office is responsible for handling all property (residential and commercial) matters, including:


  • Code and ordinance inspections

  • Permits

  • Sign approval

  • 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:


  • Additions

  • Enlarging a window or door size

  • Pools, Garages, Sheds, Fences, Patios

  • Adding electrical circuits or panels

  • Demolitions

  • Decks or Porches over 30 inches in height

  • Sidewalks, Driveways, and curb cuts

  • Commercial signs 

Notable Borough Ordinances:



School Application

Requirements for selling your house

House For Sale Sign