Building Inspections

Building Inspections
Inspections are required after obtaining building, electrical, plumbing or mechanical permits. There are several types of inspections required for new construction. The electrical, plumbing and mechanical inspections consist of a rough-in inspection and a final inspection.

Construction inspections may be obtained by calling (412) 343-3408. Requests for inspections cannot be left on voicemail. If no one answers, please call back. Inspections are made twice daily Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All requests for inspections should be telephoned in before the above hours. When requesting an inspection please have the correct address and type of inspection ready.

Footer Inspection
A footer inspection is required before concrete is poured. All reinforcing bar and supports must be in place for the inspection. All footings must be on virgin ground at least three (3) feet below finished grade. For any new construction, a foundation survey is required before placing the structure.

Pre-Lath Requirements
The rough framing inspection is done after the electrical inspection and the plumbing rough-in, but before installing insulation or interior covering.

Electrical Inspection
National Electrical Code
An electrical inspection is needed depending upon the project. It is required for the installation of new electrical service equipment, existing service relocation, service increases, as well as fixed appliances and equipment connections. Information may be obtained by contacting Middle Department Inspection Agency, 1 (800) 362-6342. Proof of approval is sent to the Mt. Lebanon Inspection Office.

Plumbing Inspection
Allegheny County Plumbing Code
Plumbing inspections are done by the Bureau of Environmental Health. Contact Allegheny County Plumbing at (412) 922-6196. Proof of approval is sent to the Mt. Lebanon Inspection Office.

Storm Water
Storm water from roof and area drains shall not drain into any sanitary sewer. All drainage work must be inspected before it is covered. Please call the Inspection Office at (412) 343-3408.

Insulation Inspection
An insulation inspection is required after the framing inspection has been approved.

Final Inspection
When necessary, a certificate of occupancy application is filed at the same time as the application for a building permit. A final certificate of occupancy is released by the building inspector before the building or an addition can be occupied.

Construction Information
The Inspection Office may be contacted for building information or assistance Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building
710 Washington Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
Ph: (412) 343-3408

The Mt. Lebanon Public Works Department requires permits for sidewalks, cutting curbs and for street openings within the municipal right of way. You can reach the Public Works Department at (412) 343-3403.