Street Vacation Approval

A street vacation refers to the process for an individual to petition to acquire a public right-of-way adjacent to their property. A right-of-way is generally only vacated when it is not in use for transportation or utility provision purposes.

This application is initiated through the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure's (DOMI) Street Vacation Application. DOMI's application requires approval letters from any utility that may be affected by the street vacation including PWSA. 

General Requirements

To obtain a letter of approval from PWSA for a street vacation, you must submit the following:

  1. Letter of request with description of proposal and justification
  2. Site survey w/ property lines, parcel numbers, proposed vacation extents, owners, and known PWSA facilities
  3. Applicant contact information

Submission Requirements

Please email the required documentation as an attachment to A review will occur within 30 business days. A staff member will be in touch if more information is requested or when an approval/denial letter is ready. 


Contact our Industry Relations Manager with any questions. 

Julie Asciolla


T: 412-255-8800 ext. 8019