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.
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.