Utility Letter Request

Utility Letter Request for City Permits

Encroachment, street vacations, and street dedication permits initiated through the City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) require a utility letter from PWSA. 

This process is completed online through our PWSA Permitting Portal. The fee is $80. 

General Requirements

To obtain a utility letter from PWSA for a street vacation or dedication, you must submit the following:

  • Utility Survey w/ property lines, parcel numbers, proposed vacation extents, owners, and known PWSA facilities. The utility survey must be signed and sealed by a Professional Land Surveyor licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Legal Description of Proposed Vacation or Dedication Area
  • Construction or Grading Plans for Proposed Vacation or Dedication Area

To obtain a letter of approval from PWSA for an encroachment permit, you must submit the following:

  • Construction plans for the proposed encroachment

To obtain maps or record drawings of PWSA facilities, submit an electronic request.  A review will occur within 30 business days. 

Contact our Development Coordinator with any questions. 

Jordan Treaster

E: jtreaster@pgh2o.com